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Larry Gura
Born: November 26, 1947 (1947-11-26) (age 62)
Joliet, Illinois
Batted: Switch Threw: Left 
MLB debut
April 30, 1970 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
July 27, 1985 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     126-97
Earned run average     3.76
Strikeouts     801
Career highlights and awards

Lawrence Cyril Gura (pronounced /ˈɡʌrə/; born November 26, 1947, in Joliet, Illinois) was a left-handed baseball pitcher. He went to Arizona State University and spent 16 years in the Major Leagues. He played for the Chicago Cubs (1970-1973, 1985) of the National League, and the New York Yankees (1974-1975) and Kansas City Royals (1976-1985), both of the American League. He was inducted into the inaugural Joliet Hall of Fame in Joliet, Illinois.

He was elected to the American League All-Star team in 1980 when he had his finest season, finishing with an 18-10 record and a 2.95 ERA. Gura won in double figures for seven consecutive seasons for the Royals (1978-1984) compiling 99 wins over that span. He particularly pestered his former team, the Yankees, against whom he went 11-6 in the regular season as a Royal. Gura was 3-0 against them in both 1979 and 1980, with five complete games, and tossed another complete-game victory against the Bronx Bombers in the 1980 American League Championship Series.

Gura finished with a 126-97 career record and an earned run average of 3.76.


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