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 Larry Corcoran

Larry Corcoran

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 14 Oct 1891 (aged 32)
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Section J, Lot 148, Grave 3
Memorial ID 8147 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. 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


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  • Added: 17 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8147
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Larry Corcoran (10 Aug 1859–14 Oct 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8147, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .