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Lawrence Lee Hutton

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Pitcher Larry Hutton was taken 19th overall by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1966 amateur draft, between Carlos May and Bob Jones. He spent six years in their minor league system, until 1971, never reaching the major leagues.

Hutton debuted with the 1966 Ogden Dodgers, going 9-3 with a 3.03 ERA. He walked 74 in 119 innings but struck out 142. He led the Pioneer League in innings, hits allowed (90), runs allowed (59), walks (74), wild pitches (14) and wins (tied with Dean Burk, Archie Reynolds and Alonso Oliveras). In strikeouts, he was second, four behind leader Bob Reynolds. He also hit .250 and tied the league lead with 5 sacrifice hits. He was 7th in ERA, 3 spots ahead of teammate and fellow right-hander Charlie Hough, who was bound for a much better career. He split 1967 between Ogden (4-3, 3.39) and the Santa Barbara Dodgers (4-8, 5.79, 79 BB in 101 IP). In '68, Hutton was 0-3 with a 5.09 ERA for the Bakersfield Dodgers.

Larry spent his final three seasons with the Albuquerque Dodgers. In 1969, he had a 3-7, 4.60 record. Despite only pitching 86 innings, his 12 wild pitches nearly led the Texas League, one shy of Daniel Keller. In 1970, he was 2-4 with 3 saves and a 6.55 ERA in 21 relief outings for Albuquerque, walking 16 in 22 innings. He wrapped up with the 1971 club, allowing 18 runs (7 earned) on 31 hits and 10 walks in 20 innings. He had one save and no decisions.

In total, he went 22-28 with a 4.33 ERA in 117 games (64 starts). He walked 281 batters in 432 innings.

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