Brooks Ulysses Lawrence
Born: Jan. 30, 1925 in Springfield, Ohio
Died: April 27, 2000 in Springfield, Ohio
Debut: 1954 | Pos: P
Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 205 | B: R | T: R
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Brooks Lawrence, who got his start in the Negro Leagues, died on April 27, 2000, at the age of 75.
He finished his career with a 69-62 record with a 4.25 ERA. He pitched for the Cardinals from 1954 to 1955 and with the Reds from 1956 to 1960.
In his rookie season in 1954 with the Cardinals, Lawrence, nicknamed Bull, posted a 16-5 record with a 3.74 ERA in 159 innings. He struggled in 1955 and was sent down, only to return in 1956 with Cincinnati and post a 19-10 record and a 3.99 ERA. He won 13 consecutive games and was named to the All-Star Game.
Following his retirement from baseball, he worked 10 years for International Harvester in Springfield. He then worked for the Reds in scouting, minor league player development and radio and TV.
Source: Associated Press, Bill James Encyclopedia