Larry Jansen, Former New York Giants Pitcher, RIP

October 12, 2009 at 8:10 pm (Baseball, Life & Death, New York Giants)

Not only was Larry Jansen the winning pitcher in the famous ” Shot Hoid ‘Round Da Woild” game in 1951 [brought to you by Scottsman’s Productions, in association with Russ Hodges], but he was Alvin Dark’s pitching coach on the 1962 Giants. The team had, five years earlier, carpetbagged out west and no longer represented New York by then… but I digress.

I was saddened to read of his passing, at the age of 89, today.

By all accounts, Mr. Jansen was a terrific teammate and a fine man.

My deepest condolences to his friends and family.

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