Larry Milbourne
Professional baseball player
Larry Milbourne
Lawrence William "Larry" Milbourne is a retired professional baseball player whose career spanned 15 seasons, 11 of which were spent in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Houston Astros (1974–76), the Seattle Mariners (1977–1980, 1984), the New York Yankees (1981–82, 1983), the Minnesota Twins (1982), the Cleveland Indians (1982), and the Philadelphia Phillies (1983).
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Today in Brewer History: Harvey's Wallbangers Take First for Good - Brew Crew Ball
Google News - over 5 years
After Gorman Thomas singled in Paul Molitor to make it a 2-1 game, Ben Oglivie hit a hard liner to Larry Milbourne at second base for the second out. Gorman was leading a bit too far, and Milbourne fired to first to try and double him off
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NOTEBOOK; McRae Gets a Reward For Showing Patience
NYTimes - over 24 years
Hal McRae, the Kansas City Royals' manager, was sitting around one day last winter talking about his job and his team, neither of which brought him any enjoyment last season, he said, because the Royals finished next to last. "I do not want to be a second-division manager," he said. "I do not want to manage for the sake of managing. If I didn't
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TRANSACTIONS
NYTimes - almost 25 years
Baseball American League CLEVELAND INDIANS -- Optioned Jeff Shaw, pitcher, to Colorado Springs of the Pacific Coast League. Purchased the contract of Eric Plunk, pitcher, from Canton-Akron of the Eastern League. National League CHICAGO CUBS -- Purchased the contract of Dwight Smith, outfielder, from Iowa of the American Association. Placed Rey
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Transactions
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: BASEBALL BASEBALL METS (NL) - Named Larry Milbourne minor-league instructor; Drew Sheinman vice president of marketing, and Maria Shewark, assistant public-relations director. PHILADELPHIA (NL) - Purchased the contracts of Ron Jones, Steve DeAngelis and Keith Miller, outfielders; Ricky Jordan, first baseman; Shane Turner, shortstop-third
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Question Box
NYTimes - over 30 years
QUESTION: Just how many shortstops has Willie Randolph played with in his years as second baseman for the Yankees? There have been 28, starting with Jim Mason in Randolph's first game as a Yankee in the 1976 opener, and carrying through his most recent shortstop teammates, Mike Fischlin and Wayne Tolleson, but not yet including Don Mattingly, who
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RANDOLPH BEATS TEST OF TIME
NYTimes - almost 32 years
The roster does not read like a veritable Who's Who in baseball, but it serves to tell the story: Fred Stanley, Jim Mason, Sandy Alomar, Graig Nettles, Mickey Klutts, Bucky Dent, Dell Alston, George Zeber, Paul Blair, Brian Doyle, Damaso Garcia, Domingo Ramos, Dennis Sherrill, Larry Milbourne, Andre Robertson, Roy Smalley, Barry Evans, Rodney
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YANKEES WIN IN 10 INNINGS
NYTimes - over 32 years
The Yankees, continuing their remarkable second-half surge, defeated Seattle, 6-4, in 10 innings tonight at the Kingdome. Don Mattingly, whose three-hit performance kept the Yankees in contention throughout the game, scored the winning run on a high-hopper hit by Willie Randolph. Brian Dayett scored the final run when the Mariners' relief pitcher,
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CUBS TRIUMPH, 6-1, END ASTROS STREAK
NYTimes - over 32 years
Ron Cey blasted a three-run homer and Keith Moreland drove in three runs with a pair of singles today to lead Steve Trout and the Chicago Cubs to a 6-1 victory that ended Houston's nine- game winning streak. In his last 21 games, Cey, who has injured both his wrists, has hit 8 home runs with 23 runs batted in. For the season he has 21 home runs
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MARINERS DEFEAT YANKEES BY 5-4
NYTimes - over 32 years
The Yankees didn't play Larry Milbourne deep enough or Ken Phelps high enough last night. Milbourne rapped a three-run triple and Phelps lashed two home runs as the Seattle Mariners edged the Yankees, 5-4, even though they got only one other hit against Phil Niekro. The loss came after the Yankees had placed Ron Guidry on the 15-day disabled list
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TIGER ROAD STREAK ENDS AT 17; Baseball; Tiger Road Streak Ends at 17 SEATTLE, May 25 (UPI) - Alvin Davis homered and drove in three runs, and Bob Kearney hit a two-run homer tonight to help the Seattle Mariners snap Detroit's historic 17- game road winnin
NYTimes - over 32 years
Detroit had tied the major league mark of 17 straight road victories set by the 1916 New York Giants. The decision also snapped an overall nine- game winning streak by the Tigers, now 35-6. The Mariners jumped on the Tiger starter Milt Wilcox (6-1) in the first two innings. Wilcox hit Barry Bonnell in the first and Davis followed with a double down
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YANKEES SCORE, BUT STILL LOSE
NYTimes - over 32 years
The Yankees were not shut out tonight. But with the way their season is slipping away so early, that was of little consolation. The Seattle Mariners defeated them 5-3. Were it not for a three-run home run by Don Baylor in the ninth inning, the Yankees would have been shut out for the third consecutive game. As it was, the runs came after the
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PHILS, ON 3 IN NINTH, DOWN DODGERS, 3-2
NYTimes - almost 33 years
-Len Matuszek, a pinch-hitter, was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force home the deciding run as Philadlphia struck for three runs in the ninth inning tonight and beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2. It was the Phillies' fourth straight victory. Ivan DeJesus started the Phillies' rally with a single. Luis Aguayo, pinch-hitting for the
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SPORTS PEOPLE; Back to Mariners
NYTimes - about 33 years
Larry Milbourne , the utility infielder whom the Yankees originally acquired from Seattle in 1980, returned there yesterday when New York traded him to the Mariners for Eric Parent and Scott Nielsen , minor league pitchers. Between two terms with the Yankees, Milbourne played for Minnesota, Cleveland and Philadelphia. The Yankees purchased him from
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GOSSAGE THWARTS RALLY BY BREWERS
NYTimes - over 33 years
Rich Gossage faced more than the tying run at the plate when he came onto the mound tonight with no outs in the eighth inning. Hanging over him was the fact that the Yankees twice led the Brewers by seven runs and should never have been in a situation where late-inning heroics were necessary. But they were, and Gossage responded by striking out the
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3-HITTER STOPS YANKS, RIGHETTI
NYTimes - over 33 years
Britt Burns, emerging from the Chicago bullpen, won a stirring pitching duel last night with Dave Righetti, the Yankees' most effective starter this season. Burns allowed three hits and Righetti allowed five, but it was the balk that Righetti committed that represented the difference in the 1-0 White Sox victory. ''Every time he went out and got
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Rally Fails, Yanks Lose
NYTimes - over 33 years
Sparky Anderson said he could live with his team's 10-run loss to the Yankees on Saturday night, or its 9-run defeat on Friday. Those were laughers, the kind you put behind, that don't cost you sleep. But a loss for the Tigers yesterday, after they had taken an eight-run lead, would have been a different matter, and the Detroit manager had time to
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RIGHETTI WINS 12TH AS YANKEES ROMP
NYTimes - over 33 years
The Yankees came home last night with six losses in eight games and punished the Detroit Tigers, scoring five runs in the fourth inning and four in the seventh. They pummeled the Tigers, 12-3, while Dave Righetti pitched his 12th victory. The Yanks got 14 hits, at least one by every man in the lineup; home runs by Graig Nettles and Dave Winfield
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At 41, Campaneris Is Good Insurance
NYTimes - over 33 years
A longtime Yankee hater, writing in The Chicago Sun-Times last week, lamented the fact that despite their record, these are not the big, bad Yankees of old. ''How can you hate and fear a team that has Bert Campaneris in its starting lineup?'' the columnist wondered. Campaneris, the 41-year-old spring training walk-on, may not have the power or
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NEIL ALLEN IN CONTROL AGAIN
NYTimes - over 33 years
One of the hottest things in sultry St. Louis this summer is Neil Allen, and he gives most of the credit to the Mets for a simple reason: They traded him to the Cardinals. ''That was five weeks ago,'' Allen said. ''When I heard I was traded, I was bitter and mad. Everything major to me happened in New York. I made the big leagues in New York. I was
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Timeline
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    TWENTIES
  • 1979
    Age 28
    In 1979, Milbourne made the Mariners Opening Day roster for the third consecutive season.
    More Details Hide Details In 123 games played that year, he batted .278 with 40 runs scored, 99 hits, 13 doubles, four triples, two home runs, and 26 RBIs. Defensively, Milbourne played 65 games at shortstop, 49 at second base, and 11 at third base. General references Inline citations
  • 1978
    Age 27
    He again made the Mariners roster in 1978.
    More Details Hide Details Milbourne commented on his role as the Mariners utility infielder that year by saying, "I know it's my role to fill in. I'd prefer to play more". On August 3, Milbourne got another game-winning hit, this time against the Minnesota Twins. On the season, he batted .226 with 31 runs scored, 53 hits, six doubles, two triples, two home runs, and 20 RBIs in 93 games played. Milbourne played 32 games at third base, 23 games at shortstop, and 15 games at second base. In 10 games that season, Seattle used Milbourne as the designated hitter.
  • 1977
    Age 26
    During the 1977 season, he batted .219 with 24 runs scored, 53 hits, 10 doubles, two home runs, and 21 RBIs in 86 games played.
    More Details Hide Details On defense, he played 41 games at second base, 40 games at shortstop, and one game at third base. He also played one game as the Mariners designated hitter.
    Milbourne delivered the Mariners first game-winning hit on April 8, 1977.
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    On March 30, 1977, the Seattle Mariners acquired Milbourne from the Houston Astros in exchange for Roy Thomas.
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  • 1976
    Age 25
    In June 1976, Milbourne was optioned to the minor leagues.
    More Details Hide Details In the minors that season, he played with the Triple-A Memphis Blues, batting .325 with 45 runs scored, 95 hits, 12 doubles, two triples, five home runs, 31 RBIs, and 12 stolen bases in 71 games played.
    On May 2, 1976, in the first game of a doubleheader against the New York Mets, Milbourne hit a game-winning single in the ninth inning.
    More Details Hide Details In the majors that year, he batted .248 with 22 runs scored, 36 hits, four doubles, and seven RBIs in 59 games played. In the field, he played exclusively at second base.
    He made the Astros major league roster out of spring training in 1976.
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  • 1975
    Age 24
    At the start of spring training in 1975, Milbourne failed to report to the Houston Astros, and his whereabouts were unknown.
    More Details Hide Details However, he did eventually report and made his season debut on April 8, against the Atlanta Braves. On September 23, in a game against the Cincinnati Reds, Milbourne hit his first career MLB home run. That season, Milbourne batted .212 with 17 runs scored, 32 hits, one double, two triples, one home run, and nine RBIs in 73 games played. Defensively, Milbourne was positioned at second base for 43 games, and 22 at shortstop. He also played in 24 games in the minor leagues that season with the Astros Triple-A affiliate, the Iowa Oaks. With the Oaks, Milbourne batted .221 with nine runs scored, 17 hits, three doubles, one triple, one home run, and six RBIs in 86 at-bats.
  • 1974
    Age 23
    He started the season with the Astros in 1974.
    More Details Hide Details On April 6, against the San Francisco Giants, Milbourne made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut, but did not make a plate appearance. His offensive debut came on April 9, against the San Diego Padres, where he went hitless in one at-bat. Milbourne got his first MLB hit on April 11, against the Padres. In his first major league season, Milbourne batted .279 with 31 runs scored, 38 hits, two doubles, one triple, and nine RBIs in 112 games played. In the field, he played 87 games at second base, eight games at shortstop, and four games in left field. After the season, Milbourne was named to the Topps All-Star Rookie Team.
  • 1973
    Age 22
    During the 1973 Rule 5 draft, Milbourne was selected by the Houston Astros from the St. Louis Cardinals.
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    In 1973, the Cardinals assigned him to the Triple-A Tulsa Oilers, where he batted .283 with 104 hits, 13 doubles, six triples, and five home runs in 111 games played.
    More Details Hide Details The Cardinals added Milbourne to their 40-man roster after the season.
  • 1972
    Age 21
    During the 1972 season, Milbourne played his first and only season in the Angels organization.
    More Details Hide Details He was assigned to the Double-A Shreveport Captains of the Texas League. He batted .264 with 110 hits, 14 doubles, five triples, and two home runs in 122 games played that year. On defense, he only played second base. After the season, Milbourne was again selected in the minor league draft, this time by the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1971
    Age 20
    At the end of the 1971 season, Milbourne was selected by the California Angels in the minor league draft.
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    At the start of the 1971 season, after being out of professional baseball for a season, Milbourne was signed by the San Francisco Giants.
    More Details Hide Details The Giants assigned him to their Class-A affiliate, the Decatur Commodores of the Midwest League. In 123 games with the Commodores that season, he batted .301 with 69 runs scored, 156 hits, 23 doubles, five triples, five home runs, 38 runs batted in (RBIs), and 21 stolen bases. In the field, Milbourne primarily played second base, but also saw limited time at shortstop and third base. He led the league in hits, plate appearances (543), and at-bats (518) that season.
  • 1970
    Age 19
    On April 7, 1970, he was released by Baltimore.
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  • 1969
    Age 18
    On June 18, 1969, Milbourne signed as an amateur free agent with the Baltimore Orioles.
    More Details Hide Details Baltimore assigned him to their rookie-level minor league affiliate, the Bluefield Orioles of the Appalachian League. With Bluefield that season, Milbourne batted .305 with 75 hits, 10 doubles, six triples, and four home runs in 68 games played. Defensively, he played shortstop.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Age 0
    Milbourne was born on February 14, 1951 in the Port Norris section of Commercial Township, New Jersey.
    More Details Hide Details He attended Cumberland County College in Vineland, New Jersey.
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