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Encyclopedia > Larry Gura

Lawrence Cyril Gura (born November 26, 1947, in Joliet, Illinois) was a left-handed baseball pitcher. He went to Arizona State University and spent 16 years in the Major Leagues. He played for the Chicago Cubs (1970-1973, 1985) of the National League, and the New York Yankees (1974-1975) and Kansas City Royals (1976-1985), both of the American League. He was inducted into the inaugural Joliet Hall of Fame in Joliet, Illinois.larry played at belmont little league and ingalls park pony league in Joliet,Il. November 26 is the 330th day (331st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Incorporated City in 1834. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public institution of higher education and research with campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...

He was elected to the American League All-Star team in 1980 when he had his finest season, finishing with an 18-10 record and a 2.95 ERA. Gura won in double figures for seven consecutive seasons for the Royals (1978-1984) compiling 99 wins over that span. He particularly pestered his former team, the Yankees, against whom he went 11-6 in the regular season as a Royal. Gura was 3-0 against them in both 1979 and 1980, with five complete games, and tossed another complete-game victory against the Bronx Bombers in the 1980 American League Championship Series. All-star (also, Allstar or All Star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of sports and entertainment. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... REDIRECT New York Yankees ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS), played in October, is a playoff round that determines the winner of the American League pennant. ...

Gura finished with a 126-97 career record and an earned run average of 3.76. In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ...


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Larry Gura | BaseballLibrary.com (291 words)
Drafted by the Cubs, he saw limited ML duty from 1970 to 1973 and was then dealt to Texas and sold to the Yankees.
In New York, Gura posted a 12-9 record over two seasons, but new manager Billy Martin didn't like him and sent him to the Royals for catcher Fran Healy.
Gura will go 5–1 with New York but because of reported differences with Billy Martin, Gura will be peddled to KC.
Larry Gura Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com (668 words)
The Chicago Cubs sent a player to be named later to the Texas Rangers for Mike Paul.
The Chicago Cubs sent Larry Gura (November 14, 1973) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.
View Larry Gura's uniforms at Dressed to the Nines
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