Larry Benton

Larry Benton
Born: (1897-11-20)November 20, 1897
St. Louis, Missouri
Died: April 3, 1953(1953-04-03) (aged 55)
Amberley, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 25, 1923, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
August 16, 1935, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 128–128
Earned run average 4.03
Strikeouts 670
Career highlights and awards
  • NL wins leader (1928)
  • NL winning percentage leader (1927, 1928)
  • NL complete games leader (1928)

Lawrence James Benton (November 20, 1897 – April 3, 1953) was an American baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of thirteen seasons (1923–1935) with the Boston Braves, New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds. He was the National League wins leader in 1928 with New York. For his career, he compiled a 128–128 record in 455 appearances, with a 4.03 ERA and 670 strikeouts.

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

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