Larry Bettencourt

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Lawrence Joseph Bettencourt

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Larry Bettencourt] played in three big league seasons with the St. Louis Browns between 1928 and 1932. In 168 big league games, he batted .253 with 8 home runs.

Larry saw more success in the minor leagues and on the gridiron. In baseball in 1931, Larry hit .320 and led Texas League with 43 bombs and 145 RBI with the Wichita Falls Spudders. He also led Texas League in RBI in 1934 (129) and the Eastern League in 1938 with 118 RBI. He was the manager for the Grand Forks Chiefs of the Northern League in 1941, while leading the league with a .366 batting average.

For his gridiron glory, Larry is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. He was a two-way player known in his day as much for his defensive as his offensive skills. He once blocked punts in six consecutive college contests. Like many versatile athletes of his era, he chose to play professional baseball because of the financial stability of the game. He did play in the NFL in 1932 and 1933, appearing in two games for the Green Bay Packers in the latter year.

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