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Monday, September 13, 2021

The remarkable story of Robin Yount’s brother Larry

Yount, wearing No. 31, was in the bullpen when he was told to start warming up. He was going to pitch the ninth inning with the Astros trailing, 4-1.

“I remember going down and warming up, and as I was warming up, my elbow was pretty sore because I missed some days because of the military,” Yount says. “I [hoped] the adrenaline would kick in and it wouldn’t feel like my elbow was falling off. They called me in, and I decided to go out there and see what happens. After I threw a couple of pitches, I realized, ‘This isn’t going well.’

Though only 21, Yount was wise beyond his years. His arm didn’t feel right, and he decided not to push it.

“I decided to pull myself out of the game, and that was that,” he said. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think that would be the end of my career.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 13, 2021 at 12:12 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rough Carrigan Posted: September 13, 2021 at 10:22 PM (#6039550)
Cool. Good for Larry.
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: September 13, 2021 at 10:53 PM (#6039557)
love this story.

knew Robin had a MLB brother a little a la Christy Mathewson and Tom Paciorek did, but.....
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 14, 2021 at 07:16 PM (#6039693)
Worth a read, and a much happier story for Larry Yount than his MLB career might suggest.
   4. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: September 15, 2021 at 12:47 PM (#6039807)
Larry Yount is one of my favourite baseball stories. I always look for him in my OOTP games; in one of them he pitched 12 years in the majors and won something like 150 games!
   5. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: September 15, 2021 at 06:17 PM (#6039863)
I always look for him in my OOTP games

I was gonna say, I can't imagine I'm the only one who has drafted Larry in OOTP because I didn't look closely enough.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: September 16, 2021 at 12:10 AM (#6039935)
Not Yount-related but family-related ... I was thinking about Vlad and Vlad Jr the other day and wondering who the best Sr-Jr combos were (not just father-son). I assume the Griffeys are #1 at nearly 120 WAR but wasn't sure if there are others with an impressive total. There are a couple of old-timey pitchers aren't there? By WAR, Vlad Sr only got them halfway to the Griffeys so Jr has plenty of work to do but I was wonder if there's anybody between them on the leaderboard.

The Bondses of course lead father-son overall. I assume the Aarons still lead among brothers.
   7. vortex of dissipation Posted: September 16, 2021 at 02:35 AM (#6039938)
There are a couple of old-timey pitchers aren't there?

Ed Walsh Sr and Jr are at 66.2 WAR.
   8. Itchy Row Posted: September 16, 2021 at 12:40 PM (#6039973)
The Eddie Collinses had 123.7 WAR.
   9. John DiFool2 Posted: September 16, 2021 at 12:46 PM (#6039975)
The Bondses of course lead father-son overall. I assume the Aarons still lead among brothers.

We really need to apply the Power-Speed formula to this.
   10. Booey Posted: September 16, 2021 at 12:52 PM (#6039976)
The Pete Roses had 79.3 WAR.

The Tim Raineses had 69.6 WAR.

(Needless to say, Dad did a lot of heavy lifting in both cases)
   11. Booey Posted: September 16, 2021 at 01:00 PM (#6039978)
Not a Jr, but Bo Bichette already has more WAR in 218 games than his father did in a 14 year career that included 4 All Star selections and a 2nd place MVP finish!

Dante Bichette's career will never cease to fascinate me...

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