Lary Sorensen is a ten-year veteran of Major League Baseball. He played
for a total of seven teams during his thirteen-year professional career
including the Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians,
Oakland A’s, Chicago Cubs, Montreal Expos and San Francisco Giants.
Sorensen finished with a career record of 93-103 and a 4.15 e.r.a., including
10 shutouts, 69 complete games and 1,736 innings pitched.
Sorensen was a member of the 1978 American League All-Star team
when he finished with an 18-12 record and 3.21 e.r.a. The right-hander
pitched three innings in the mid-summer classic, allowing only an infield
single before retiring nine batters in a row, including such stars as Pete Rose,
Mike Schmidt, George Foster and Steve Garvey.
Sorensen went on to a career in broadcasting following his retirement
in 1989, working the College World Series and Major League Baseball
schedule for before teaming with Frank Beckmann to broadcast the
Detroit Tigers for four seasons.
A native of Clinton Township, MI Sorensen was a three-sport star at L’Anse
Creuse High School before winning two Big Ten Championships at the
University of Michigan, where he was a first team All-Big Ten selection
and Ray L. Fisher MVP award winner his junior year. Lary was also
a member of four consecutive National Championship Amateur teams,
winning Tournament MVP honors twice.
Lary currently resides in Winston-Salem, NC with his wife Elaine, where
he broadcasts Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox
High A) baseball games.