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Larry Richard Christenson

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[edit] Biographical Information

Larry Christenson made his major league debut at the age of 19 on April 13, 1973. He pitched a complete game against the New York Mets, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-1 win. Though plagued by injuries, he went on to pitch for the Phillies for 11 seasons, 5 of which the team won division titles.

He pitched his first major league shutout on July 19, 1975 - a 1-0 win over the Houston Astros.

Larry hit 11 home runs in his career, including 2 in one game against the Mets on September 5, 1976. He also hit a grand slam in the Phillies' division-clinching 15-9 win over the Chicago Cubs on September 27, 1977.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1977)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1977, 1978 & 1982)
  • Won a World Series with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1980

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