Norman Howard John Larker
Born: Dec. 27, 1930 in Beaver Meadows, Penn.
Died: March 12, 2007 in Long Beach, Calif.
Debut: 1958 | Pos: 1B
H: 6'0" | W: 200 | B: L | T: L
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Norm Larker, a first baseman who spent six seasons in the major leagues, died on March 12, 2007 in Long Beach, Calif.
Larker hit .275 in his career with 32 home runs and 271 RBI. His career included stops with Los Angeles NL (1958-1961), Houston (1962), Milwaukee NL (1963) and San Francisco (1963).
The Houston Colt .45s selected him from the Dodgers in the 1961 expansion draft. In November 1962, Houston traded him to Milwaukee for Jim Bolger, Don Nottebart and Connie Grob.
His most productive seasons came in 1960 with the Dodgers when he hit .323 with five home runs and 78 RBI in 440 at-bats. He came within a hit of the National League batting title.
He played for the Dodgers in the 1959 World Series win over Chicago. He collected three hits in 16 at-bats.