Pitcher, Baseball Player
Who is Larry Landreth?
Larry Robert Landreth is a retired Canadian professional baseball player and a former pitcher in the Major Leagues who appeared in seven games for the Montreal Expos in 1976–1977. The right-hander stood 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighed 175 pounds during his active career.
Landreth was 18 years of age when he signed with Montreal on March 28, 1973, after playing amateur baseball in his native city. He became the first baseball player from Stratford to reach the Major Leagues. In 1976, his fourth professional season, he won 13 games for the Double-A Quebec Metros and was recalled by the parent Expos for a September trial. In his MLB debut, on September 16 at Parc Jarry, he drew the starting assignment against the Chicago Cubs and pitched six shutout innings, allowing four hits but six bases on balls. Despite the baserunners, he left the game with a 1–0 lead and Montreal held on to win, 4–3, for Landreth's only Major League victory. Control issues plagued Landreth again in his next start six days later against the New York Mets, as he walked four in only 1²⁄₃ innings and allowed three earned runs; Landreth absored the loss as Montreal fell, 4–2.
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