Larry Benton
Born: (1897-11-20)November 20, 1897
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died: April 3, 1953(1953-04-03) (aged 55)
Amberley, Ohio, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1923, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
August 16, 1935, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record128–128
Earned run average4.03
Career highlights and awards

Lawrence James Benton (November 20, 1897 – April 3, 1953) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Braves, New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds over parts of thirteen seasons from 1923 to 1935. He was the National League wins leader while pitching for the Giants in 1928, compiling a 128–128 career record with a 4.03 ERA and 670 strikeouts in 455 appearances.

Benton is buried at Old St. Joseph's Cemetery in Cincinnati.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Lee, Bill (2003). The Baseball Necrology: The Post-Baseball Lives and Deaths of over 7,600 Major League Players and Others. McFarland Publishing. p. 491. ISBN 978-0786415397.