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Larry Foss
Larry Foss
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 654 of 984 players
Foss
Larry Curtis Foss
Born: April 18, 1936 at Castleton, Kan.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.02 Weight: 187

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First Mets game: September 10, 1962
Last Mets game: September 28, 1962





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mets
June 5, 2003
I believe the Mets acquired Foss from the Pirates. Why is anybody's guess.

Bob P
April 8, 2006
Larry Foss, a Kansas native, went to Wichita State in the 1950s and then signed as an amateur free agent with the Pirates in 1955.

His major league career consisted of three games--all starts--for the defending World Champion Pirates in 1961, plus five games for the 1962 Mets.

Foss was the winning pitcher in his first major league game, an 8-6 Pirates win over the Cardinals at Forbes Field on September 18, 1961. He piitched seven innings and allowed three runs and six hits. The losing pitcher in Foss' first major league win was Bob Gibson!

The Mets claimed Foss on waivers in September of 1962. He appeared in four games in relief that September, and started one: the second game of a doubleheader against Houston on September 18. Foss allowed six runs and ten hits in five innings and was the losing pitcher in his only decision with the Mets.

His final major league appearance was on September 28, 1962 at Wrigley Field. He relieved Galen Cisco in a 3-2 Mets loss (their 119th of the season). Ron Santo was the final batter he faced in the majors, and Santo flied to right.

Foss was traded to the Braves early in the 1963 season but never appeared in another major league game.

Mets fan in Maine
December 29, 2007
Foss had an impressive record in the minors in 1961 and 1962, going a combined 20-8.

Larry Foss
July 13, 2010
I will admit, I wasn't very good, but really was 5 innings a true test for me?

Mike
October 6, 2010
What I wouldn't give to have been "not that good" in the Majors . . . even if only for 5 innings!

Rob Hudson
April 22, 2011
Hey Larry, happy birthday the other day. I see you commented on the pages here of some other Mets you played with. Awesome, thanks for that. Great to hear those stories.









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