||A naturally gifted athlete with superior speed, Larry established Panther career basketball records for average points per game and by scoring 1,072 during three years as a starter. He was selected to "All-District" teams and to the "All-State" team for players not in the state tournament in 1951.
Larry's spring sports exploits are legendary. He competed at the state track meet in five individual events: 100, 220, discus, high jump and broad (long) jump, and won championships in the 100 and 220 as a senior after finishing second the year before. Larry was also an excellent left-handed pitcher and first baseman. As a sophomore and junior, he competed in both track and baseball during the same season and, at times, would take part in meets, between innings, clad in his baseball uniform.
Larry signed a bonus contract with the Chicago White Sox and played several years of minor league baseball as a pitcher and outfielder.
- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.