A retired Major League Baseball pitcher who earned the nickname “Yankee Killer” sadly passed away on Wednesday, December 13th—Frank Lary. News about his passing was not released until Friday, December 15th.
According to the New York Times, Lary died after he was hospitalized with pneumonia. He was 87 years old at the time of his death.
Lary was an all-star pitcher, best-known for his nearly a dozen years playing with the Detroit Tigers. He made the American League All-Star team twice and received several awards during his professional sports career.
According to Freep, one of his former team members spoke out after his death, “It’s really tough when you lose one of your teammates. Frank was a great guy and a real character with that strong Alabama accent.”
The Detroit Tigers released a personal statement, sending their “deepest sympathies” to Lary’s wife and the rest of his family members.
Fans also took to social media to share their love for Lary and express their condolences to his loved ones.
Please keep Frank Lary’s friends, family, and loved ones in your prayers. In other recent news, people flocked to send John McCain well wishes following his recent hospital visit.