Larry McLean

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John Bannerman McLean

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 5", Weight 228 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

According to the New York Times of March 25, 1921, Larry McLean was shot to death by the bartender of a South Boston saloon, who said he fired in self-defense when McLean started to climb over the bar to attack him.

From September 2-6, 1911, McLean had an amazing streak in which he threw out 14 consecutive baserunners trying to steal; he also picked-off two runners during those games. Those games were part of a longer streak, starting on August 28th, during which he threw out 20 of 22 base stealers.

He played in the semi-pro Delaware County League in 1916.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Mike Lackey: "Larry Mclean", in Bill Nowlin, Maurice Bouchard and Len Levin, eds.: New Century, New Team: The 1901 Boston Americans, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2013, pp. 114-116. ISBN 978-1-933599-58-8

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