Larry Herndon


Larry Herndon

Infobox MLB retired
bgcolor1 = #bd5d29
bgcolor2 = #003366
textcolor1 = white
textcolor2 = white
name = Larry Herndon
position = Outfielder
bats = Right
throws = Right
birthdate = birth date and age|1953|11|3
debutdate = September 4
debutyear = by|1974
debutteam = St. Louis Cardinals
finaldate = October 2
finalyear = by|1988
finalteam = Detroit Tigers
stat1label = Batting average
stat1value = .274
stat2label = Home runs
stat2value = 107
stat3label = RBI
stat3value = 550
teams =
* St. Louis Cardinals (by|1974)
* San Francisco Giants (by|1976by|1981)
* Detroit Tigers (by|1982by|1988)
highlights =
* 1981 Willie Mac Award
* World Series champion (1984)

Larry Darnell Herndon (born November 3, 1953 in Sunflower, Mississippi) is an American former Major League Baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals (1974), San Francisco Giants (1976–1981), and Detroit Tigers (1982–1988). Currently, Herndon serves as a coach for the Lakeland Flying Tigers.

He won the 1981 Willie Mac Award for his spirit and leadership.

Herndon was particularly known for his time with the great Tigers teams of the 1980s. He made the final out in the 1984 World Series, catching a fly ball in left field off the bat of San Diego Padres star Tony Gwynn. Three years later, Herndon would hit a solo home run on the final day of the season against the Toronto Blue Jays; it proved to be the only run in a 1–0 Detroit victory over the Jays that clinched the American League East division title over them by two games. Herndon retired with the Tigers and eventually served as the team's major league hitting coach.

By hitting a home run in his final at bat on May 17, 1982 and his first three at bats on May 18, 1982, Herndon shares the major-league record for home runs hit in consecutive at bats (4).

ee also

* 1984 Detroit Tigers season
* Major League Baseball hitters with three home runs in one game

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