Larry Hardy Padres Pitcher 1974-1975

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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.

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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.

What former players would you like to hear from?

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Posted in Padres History, Padres Players, Padres Throwback Thursday
3 comments on “Larry Hardy Padres Pitcher 1974-1975
  1. Tommy Harlan says:

    Dan Spillner, Gene Tenace, Jerry Turner…Enzo passed away, RIP, everyone who is a Padres fan knows Enzo,lol.. Freddie Kendall…

  2. Can we hear from Ivan Murrell

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