Lawrence Austin Himes
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Catcher Larry Himes played in the minors from 1961 to 1969, spending five seasons in AAA. He was a scout for the California Angels in the 1970s and managed the Idaho Falls Angels from 1974 to 1977. He then served as the Angels Scouting Director from 1981 to 1986.
Himes was the general manager of the Chicago White Sox from 1986 to 1990. While GM, he drafted Sox stars Jack McDowell, Robin Ventura, Frank Thomas, and Alex Fernandez. He also traded for Sammy Sosa.
Himes was then GM for the Chicago Cubs from 1992 to 1994. While with the Cubs, he traded for Sosa again.
Himes was a special assistant to the GM for the Cubs (1997-2000) and Baltimore Orioles (2001-2002).
First Round Selections--White Sox
1987: 5th overall, RHP-Jack McDowell--Stanford University
1988: 10th overall, 3B-Robin Ventura--Oklahoma State University
1989: 7th overall, 1B-Frank Thomas--Auburn University
1990: 4th overall, RHP-Alex Fernandez--Miami Dade South Community College
Other Notable Selections--White Sox
1990: 61st overall, RHP-Bob Wickman--University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
1990: 103rd overall, RHP-James Baldwin--Pinecrest High School
1990: 129th overall, 2B-Ray Durham--Harding University High School
1990: 934th overall, RHP-Jason Bere--Middlesex (MA) Community College
First Round Selections--Cubs
1992: 11th overall, RHP-Derek Wallace--Pepperdine University
1993: 10th overall, OF/P-Brooks Kieschnick--University of Texas
1993: 24th overall, RHP-Jon Ratliff--LeMoyne College
1993: 29th overall, SS-Kevin Orie--Indiana University
1994: 15th overall, RHP-Jayson Peterson--East High School
Other Notable Selections--Cubs
1992: 81st overall, 1B-Brant Brown--Fresno State University
1993: 390th overall, C-Jose Molina--Vega Alta, PR
1994: 1290th overall, RHP-Kyle Farnsworth--Milton High School