Sunday, March 4, 2012

Larry Rosenthal died 20 Years Ago Today

Today is the 20th anniversary of the death of Larry Rosenthal who died in Woodbury, Minnesota March 4, 1992.

The lefty/lefty outfielder first played in the American Association at the age of 23 for his home town St. Paul Saints in 1933, appearing in 74 games and batting .294 with four home runs. His first stint with St. Paul lasted from 1933-36; he rejoined the club in 1946, appearing in 135 games with 457 at-bats! Wrapping up his résumé with the 52 games as a Saint and 41 with the Indianapolis Indians in 1947, batting a combined .320 in 93 games!

Rosenthal appeared with the Kansas City Blues for 130 games in 1942, and the Milwaukee Brewers were honored with his services in 1945 when he hit .303 in 74 games. He finished his 10-year minor-league career in the minors as a Brewer with 892 games in the American Association.

Born Lawrence John Rosenthal on May 21, 1910 at St. Paul. Buried at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, Minnesota.

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