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Former Pirates Pitcher Larry Demery Dies at 70



Former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Larry Demery has died. He was 70.

Demery died last Tuesday. The cause and place of death were unavailable.

Demery spent his entire four-year career in the major leagues with the Pirates from 1974-77. The right-hander had a 29-23 record with a 3.72 ERA and seven saves in 136 games (49 starts). He also pitched in the National League Championship Series in 1974 and 1975.

The Pirates selected Demery in the seventh round of the 1972 January draft from Los Angeles City College. His father, Art Demery, played in the Negro Leagues.


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