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Larry Corcoran
Birth: Aug. 10, 1859
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 1891
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

Major League Baseball Player. 1880's Superstar Major League Pitcher. After Chicago found that catcher Ed "Siver" Flint could control him and deal with his speed, Corcoran became one of the greatest pitchers of the 1880s, winning 170 games and losing only 84 from 1880 through 1884 for the Chicago NL team. He pitched three no-hitters. Corcoran was the first pitcher to work out a set of signals with his catcher. He would chew tobacco, and at the suggestion of Flint, he would move his chew from one side of his mouth to the other, indicating when he would throw a curve ball. Overworked, he hurt his arm in 1885 and was out of the league a few years lter afte stints with NY and Indianapolis. He worked as an umpire for a time in the Atlantic League. A heavy drinker, died from Brights's Disease in 1891 at the age of 32. His .663 winning percentage is eighth all-time. His brother Mike pitched one game for Chicago in 1884. (bio by: Frank Russo) 
Family links: 
  Gertrude A. Grork Corcoran (1860 - 1897)*
  Sarah F. Corcoran Camp (1890 - 1968)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Brights Disease
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
East Orange
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Section J, Lot 148, Grave 3
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Record added: Jan 17, 2000
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