Larry Hardy was a pitcher for the San Diego Padres in 1974-1975. During the 1974 season, he appeared in 76 games, which was an all-time record for a rookie. He won 9 games and saved 2 that season. We contacted Larry and asked him a few questions. We hope you’ll enjoying hearing from Larry.
Padres 360 – What is your proudest moment of your major league career?
Larry Hardy – My 1st game against Phillies on April 28th, 1974, and setting rookie record for appearances.
Padres 360 – What path did you take after your major league career ended?
Larry Hardy – Astros AAA Player Coach from 1977-1979, Blue Jays Minor Leagues AA Manager from 1981-1986 as well as their roving Pitching Coach, San Francisco Giants Pitching Coordinator from 1987-1991, Rangers Major League Scout 1992-1994 and Rangers Coach from 1995-2001.
Padres 360 – Where are you and what are doing now?
Larry Hardy – I am an MLB Umpire Observer and I have been doing that since 2002.
We loved hearing from Larry and seeing that he is still involved in the game.
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