Lawrence Edward Dierker
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 215 lb.
Born: September 22, 1946 in Hollywood, CA
High School: Taft HS (Woodland Hills, CA) by the Signed Houston Colt .45's as an amateur free agent in 1964.
( All Transactions) Debut: September 22, 1964 (Age 18)
vs. SFG 2.2 IP, 5 H, 3 SO, 3 BB, 2 ER, L Teams (by GP): Astros/Cardinals/Colt.45's 1964-1977 Final Game: October 1, 1977 (Age 31)
vs. NYM 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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News -- November 2013
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3/26 Climbing Tal's Hill: Blasting Off: The Departure of a Houston Hero: In the fifth edition of Blasting Off, Andy Pondillo and Ray Kuhn discussed which lineup/rotation Bo Porter will probably run out ...
3/25 Baseball Musings: Dieker Done with Astros: Larry Dierker rejected the Astros offer to stay on with the team: Dierker, the former Astros pitcher, broadcaster and manager ...
3/23 Climbing Tal's Hill: Larry Dierker cuts ties with Astros: And another one bites the dust. Another franchise icon has been shown the door by the Astros new ownership group and team president ... News -- January 2013
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