Lawrence Cyril Gura
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.
Born: November 26, 1947 in Joliet, IL
High School: East HS (Joliet, IL) School: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) by the Drafted Chicago Cubs in the 2nd round of the 1969 amateur draft. Signed June 25, 1969.
( All Transactions) Debut: April 30, 1970 (Age 22)
vs. ATL 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 0 ER Teams (by GP): Royals/Cubs/Yankees 1970-1985 Final Game: July 27, 1985 (Age 37)
vs. LAD 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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News -- March 2014
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