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Duane Larson

  • Bats Both, Throws Right

  • Height 5' 9", Weight 170 lb.

  • School Santa Clara University

  • Born 1948

1970 Alaska Goldpanners
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Duane Larson was a minor league baseball infielder, and is currently a major league scout and special assistant to the General Manager in the Atlanta Braves organization.

Larson came to the Braves organization in 2003 from the Toronto Blue Jays, where he worked in scouting and player development for 26 years. Larson joined the Blue Jays organization in 1977, working as a minor league scout and manager of Utica in the New York-Penn League.

The former infielder played in the Padres farm system from 1972 to 1976, and began coaching as a player/coach with Reno of the California League during the 1975-76 seasons. Larson was the skipper for the Carolina League Kinston Eagles in 1979. From 1982 to 1984, Larson managed at Medicine Hat, where he led the team to a Pioneer League championship in 1982. In 1985 Larson became a scouting supervisor and was named a special assignment scout in 1994. Larson was honored in 1996 with the Toronto Blue Jays Al LaMacchia Award for excellence in scouting.

Larson graduated from the University of Santa Clara, majoring in economics. He played with the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks during the summer seasons of 1970-1971. During his Fairbanks career, he set the single-season stolen base record with 47, beating the previous record of 35 by Doug Hunt in 1969. He owns a career .323 batting average with the club.

He currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.



1970

Batting Stats

Position Name Year AVG G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB SO SB S
2B Duane Larson 1970 .335 55 209 52 70 26 8 7 0 32 19 22 5
2B Duane Larson 1971 .310 57 216 61 67 28 9 8 1 36 17 46 5
2B Duane Larson Career .323 112 425 113 137 54 17 15 1 68 36 68 10

 

Duane C. Larson - BR Bullpen

Infielder Duane Larson was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 17th round of the 1971 amateur draft and played in the minor leagues from 1972-1976, including a little time at AAA; he later managed in the minors.

In 2008, Larson is a Special Assistant to GM for the Atlanta Braves.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization
1977 Utica Blue Jays New York-Penn League 43-28 2nd Toronto Blue Jays
1978 Utica Blue Jays New York-Penn League 37-34 4th Toronto Blue Jays
1979 Kinston Eagles Carolina League 67-69 4th Toronto Blue Jays
1980 Knoxville Blue Jays Southern League 57-87 10th Toronto Blue Jays
1981 Knoxville Blue Jays Southern League   -- Toronto Blue Jays
1982 Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League 44-26 1st Toronto Blue Jays
1983 Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League 33-34 6th Toronto Blue Jays
1984 Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League 32-38 5th Toronto Blue Jays
1998 St. Catharines Stompers New York-Penn League 38-38 7th Toronto Blue Jays

 

 

 

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