Pitcher – 2009
Price, a 1981 Cherry Hill East HS graduate, rolled up enough impressive numbers and honors to win a full scholarship to the University of South Carolina. At East, playing under head coach and South Jersey Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Martin, Price starred on the mound and at the plate.
Called up to play varsity as a freshman, Price’s career includes being named team captain, All Conference, All Group 4 and All South Jersey. He was voted “Most Athletic” in his senior year. Larry helped his East squad take the conference title in his junior and senior years.
As a pitcher, Price hurled two no hitters winning 13 games while striking out nearly 150 in his career. Offensively, he led the team in hits, doubles and runs scored in his senior year. At South Carolina, he lettered all four years appearing in two College World Series (1982, 1985) and was captain of the Gamecocks in his senior year. His college career batting average was .402 – enough to attract the Mets who sponsored him in the prestigious Cape Cod League in Hyannis, Mass. He was an Academic All American nominee graduating Cum Laude (3.3/4.0 GPA).
Larry and his wife currently live in Plano, Texas.