|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1947|
|Death: ||Feb. 17, 1990|
Major League Baseball Player, Coach. For nine seasons (1973 to 1975, 1977 to 1982), he played at the catcher position with the Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers. Born Larry Eugene Cox, he attended Ottawa-Glandorf High School (Ohio), prior to being selected by the Phillies during the 1966 Amateur Draft. He marked his Major League debut with Philadelphia as a defensive replacement on April 18th, 1973 and during his years with the Phillies (1973 to 1975), he shared catching duties with Bob Boone and Johnny Oates. In 1977, Cox was a part of the Seattle Mariners' roster during their inaugural season in the league and in 1979, he yielded career highs in hits with 63 and RBIs with 36. In 348 regular season games, he compiled 182 hits with a .221 lifetime batting average. Throughout his Major League career, Cox was highly regarded by pitchers and was acknowledged as an astute individual of the game. From 1983 to 1987, he served as a Minor League manager in the Cubs' organization and returned to the Major League level as a coach with the Cubs (1988 to 1989). He suffered a fatal heart attack while playing racquet ball at the age of 42. (bio by: C.S.)
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