Thursday, September 15, 2011

Daily Conlon: 316 through 324

Here are todays Daily Conlon cards numbered 316 through 324, and it featured former Brooklyn Dodger Lyn "Broadway" Lary. He was only on the team for a little over 3 months in 1939, having been purchased by the Dodgers from the Indians earlier in the year then selected off of waivers by the Cardinals near the end of the season. In 29 games for Brooklyn he batted a measly .161.

His best years was when he first came up to the big leagues with the New York Yankees. He was purchased from the Oakland Oaks of the PCL, along with Jimmy Reese, to man shortstop. In 1931 he became their starter and batted an impressive .280 while knocking in 107 and scoring 100 times. He was also a bit of a heel when he cost Lou Gehrig the home run title that year by incorrectly gauging a homer as caught and passing by Gehrig on his way back to the base. Gehrig was called out and the home run negated. He would tie for the title with Babe Ruth instead of outright winning it.

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