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Barry Larkin

Larkin, Barry

Barry Larkin grew up in Cincinnati and became a local legend, helping the Reds to the 1990 World Series. A 12-time All-Star, Larkin was named the 1995 National League Most Valuable Player. He earned nine Silver Sluggers at shortstop and added three straight Gold Gloves. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012.

Tony LaRussa

LaRussa, Tony

A 2014 Baseball Hall of Famer, Tony LaRussa is a three-time World Series champion and four-time manager of the year. His career managerial record was 2,728-2,365 (.536 winning percentage). His 2,728 wins is third-most ever. He also played in the majors for six seasons and played American Legion Baseball in West Tampa, Fla. On October 29, 2020, the White Sox announced that La Russa was coming out of retirement; he will be the oldest manager in MLB at 76 years old.

Matthew LeCroy

LeCroy, Matthew

Matthew LeCroy played American Legion Baseball for Belton (S.C.) Post 51. He played in the majors for the Minnesota Twins and Washington Nationals, returning to Washington as bullpen coach for the 2014-15 seasons. He has also managed the Class A Hagerstown Suns, High Single-A Potomac Nationals, AA Harrisburg Senators and AAA Rochester Red Wings in the Nationals' minor-league system.

Cliff Lee

Lee, Cliff

Cliff Lee played American Legion Baseball in Benton, Ark. In 2008, he was the AL Cy Young Award winner and AL Comeback Player of the Year as he led the majors with 22 wins and the AL in ERA (2.54) for the Cleveland Indians. He also pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers.

Mark  Lemke

Lemke, Mark

Mark Lemke played American Legion Baseball for Adrean Post 625 in Utica, N.Y., which won the state title in 1982. He played 11 seasons in the majors with the Atlanta Braves and the Boston Red Sox, including a World Series title with the Braves in 1995.

Bob Lemon

Lemon, Bob

Long Beach, Calif., native Bob Lemon played for the Cleveland Indians from 1941-1958, save for when his career was interrupted to serve in the Navy during World War II. The seven-time All-Star helped guide the Indians to a World Series win in 1948 and later won another title as a manager of the New York Yankees in 1978. He was a 1976 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.

Jim  Leyland

Leyland, Jim

Jim Leyland played American Legion Baseball for Pemberville (Ohio) Post 183. In the majors, he was 1,769-1,728 as a manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins, Colorado Rockies and Detroit Tigers. A three-time Manager of the Year, Leyland led the 1997 Marlins to a World Series title.

Mickey Lolich

Lolich, Mickey

The 1968 American Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year, Mickey Lolich played for Portland (Ore.) Post 102, reaching the 1957 American Legion World Series. In 16 years in the major leagues with the Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, and San Diego Padres, the left-handed pitcher won 217 games and was World Series MVP in the Tigers' seven-game series win over the Cardinals.

Tim Lollar

Lollar, Tim

After playing American Legion Baseball as a teen in Farmington, Mo., Tim Lollar spent seven seasons in the majors, pitching for the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox.

Sherm Lollar

Lollar, Sherm

The 1958 American Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year, Sherm Lollar grew up in Arkansas and spent 18 seasons in the majors as a catcher, with the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox.