Larry Bettencourt

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Lawrence Joseph Bettencourt

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In 1931 Larry Bettencourt hit .320 and led Texas League with 43 HR and 145 RBI with the Wichita Falls Spudders. He also led Texas League in RBI in 1934 (129) and the Eastern League in 1938 with 118 RBI.

He is also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. He was a two-way player known in his day as much for his defensive as his offensive skills. He once blocked punts in six consecutive college contests. Like many versatile athletes of his era, he chose to play professional baseball because of the financial stability of the game.

He played in the National Football League in 1932 and 1933. He appeared in two games for the Green Bay Packers in 1933.

He was the manager for the Grand Forks Chiefs of the Northern League in 1941, while leading the league with a .366 batting average.

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