Learned to play all positions on the sandlots of North Akron and developed into an outstanding catcher, pitcher, and infielder while making All-City at North High. He became an All-Star receiver with Acme Ash and Akron Insulating in AA play and an All-American and pro prospect at St. Xavier Chicago where he was NAIA-CCAC All-Conference three times while hitting .351, .310, and .338. Larry played three years with Batavia and Waterloo in the Indians Minor League system. He closed his career playing World Class Fastpitch in Pueblo, Colorado and Louisville, Kentucky, and back in Akron in the Roy Hobbs Baseball League. The number three hole was made for a hitter like Larry, as he became known for his versatility by playing wherever his team needed help, clutch hitting, consistent high average and a difficult batter to strike out.