Lafayette Currence

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Lafayette Currence
Pitcher
Born: (1951-12-03)December 3, 1951
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Batted: Both Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 24, 1975, for the Milwaukee Brewers
Last MLB appearance
September 10, 1975, for the Milwaukee Brewers
MLB statistics
Win-Loss 0-2
Earned run average 7.71
Strikeouts 7
Teams

Lafayette Currence (born Delancey Lafayette Currence on December 3, 1951) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.

Currence pitched for Emmett Scott High School in Rock Hill[1] and was signed as a free agent in 1970 by the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1973, he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Greg Erardi.,[2] and he pitched in the Class A Midwest League's 1974 All-Star Game, representing the Danville Warriors, a Brewers affiliate.[3] Currence pitched at the Major League level with the Brewers in 1975 in eight games, making one start, wearing #20.[4] He was called up from the Brewers' AA level Eastern League team, the Thetford Mines Miners in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada when pitcher Ed Sprague, Sr. was put on the 60-day disabled list in July 1975.[5] Currance started the next season with the Spokane Indians, the Brewers' AAA farm club in the Pacific Coast League,[6] and split time that season between Spokane and the Berkshire Brewers, the new Brewers' AA Eastern League farm team. His career in organized baseball ended with 4 games at the AA level in the Eastern League with the Holyoke Millers (the third Brewers affiliated AA Eastern League location in three years) in 1977.[7][8] Currence was named to the York County (South Carolina) Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bobby Rosinski, "2011 York County Sports Hall of Fame Inductees", WHRI Radio web site, January 3, 2011: http://www.wrhi.com/2011/01/2011-york-county-sports-hall-of-fame-inductees-10379 Downloaded April 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Lafayette Currence". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  3. ^ MWLguide.com, "Midwest League 1974: All-Star Game". Posted October 27, 2009; downloaded April 7, 2013. http://www.mwlguide.com/years/1974/allstars.html
  4. ^ The Brewer Nation Blog, "Milwaukee Brewers Uniform Number History: #20". Published June 9, 2012; downloaded April 7, 2013. http://brewernation.mlblogs.com/tag/lafayette-currence/
  5. ^ Associated Press, "Royals triumph, 4-1", The Southeast Missourian, July 24, 1975, p. 15.
  6. ^ The Spokesman-Review (Spokane), "Howard sets Indians' lineup", Spokesman-Review, April 13, 1976, p. 13.
  7. ^ The Baseball Cube, "Lafayette Currence". Downloaded April 7, 2013. http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/profile.asp?P=Lafayette-Currence
  8. ^ Baseball-Reference.com, "Lafayette Currence". Downloaded April 7, 2013. https://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=curren001del
  9. ^ Rosinski, ibid.

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