Condolence & Memory Journal

We want to thank all of you for your comments, condolences and prayers during the difficult time of the passing of our father. It means so much to us.
The Children of Frank Lary

Posted by Cindy Landers - Northport, AL   December 30, 2017

May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones.

Posted by Stacy'    December 28, 2017

To the family of Mr. Lary: Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers; and for sure, our Heavenly Father who will be with you always and will comfort you always. Peace!!! m.g.

Posted by A friend   December 27, 2017

May the hearer of our prayers grant you peace from above
For he cares for you

Posted by J - GA   December 22, 2017

May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones.

Posted by Stacy    December 22, 2017

My sincere condolences to Frank's family. Frank and Al were very kind to me when I was a kid. They took me out hunting and were very patient with me. Also, a number of years later, I was lucky to be able to visit them again when they played bluegrass for us. I appreciated their love of life and their wonderful sense of humor. (My dad William Lary Sr. always thought the world of them too. He admired them both for their athletic abilities as well as their kindness.

John Lary

Posted by John Lary - Charleston, SC   December 21, 2017

So Sorry to read about the loss of your loved one. Death is never easy regardless of ones age and Psalms 90: 10 shows how he lived a long life of special mightiness from God. Keep the many, many memories of your loved one close in your hearts and minds and cherish them forever. May the comfort of God be with you all during this time of grief.

Posted by Betty Armour-Fowler - Chicago, IL   December 21, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things to deal with.
May God's comfort bring relief and may you feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends at this time of sorrow.

Posted by G M - LA, CA   December 21, 2017

I remember going to his home on several occasions and awing at the staircase made of baseball bats. Peace and love to his children with whom I grew up.

Posted by Patty Sprayberry - Tuscaloosa, AL   December 20, 2017

I started following the Tigers in the late 1950's. I had two heroes, and Frank was one of them. He pitched the first game I saw at Tiger Stadium. I can easily remember every baseball card he was on, even after he left Detroit. It seems each time our heroes pass, a little bit of us go with them. I have many memories of the "Yankee Killer" and am saddened at his passing. I had always hoped to get a chance to meet him. Just letting you know at one time, he meant an awful lot to a little boy. My condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by John Paton - Port Huron, MI   December 19, 2017

Great memories of listening to the Yankee Killer on WJR am radio with my father on our dairy farm in rural northern Pennsylvania... after the evening farm chores were done of course.
We were (are) diehard Tiger fans and despised the Yanks. I can still see my Dad's face filled with joy as Mr. Lary and the Tigers won each game against that team, often times in dramatic fashion.
To the Lary family, I have a smile on my face today in remembrance of those cherished times

Posted by Roger Rockwell Canton - Pennsylvania   December 19, 2017

One of my favorite Tigers when I was growing up in Toledo. I wish that he had been on the 1968 team that won in all!

Posted by Richard Apling - Tucson, AZ   December 19, 2017

The World of Baseball loss a great player. May God grant Frank Lary family and friends comfort during this time of sorrow. Psalm 34;18,19

Posted by M Scott - MD   December 19, 2017

Mr. Lary really mastered the art of defeating the Yankees in the 1950s and early 1960s,he was always at his best when he faced the Yankees!I watched him weave his magic over them quite a few times as a kid .God bless and R.I.P.

Posted by Peter Cullen - Clifton, NJ   December 18, 2017

Posted by Karan Wider - Columbus, OH   December 18, 2017

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A friend   December 18, 2017

My condolences to the Lary family and friends. May the words in Ecclesiastes 9:5 comfort you to know that he is resting in peace. May God give you the strength to endure.

Posted by ..    December 18, 2017

To the family of Frank Lary:
Very sorry for your loss. It is at a time like this that we can turn to the promises found at Isai5:25 to find comfort, strength and hope. We long to see their fulfillment soon.

Posted by J W - Petersburg, VA   December 18, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by B    December 17, 2017

Offering my deepest sympathy to the family. Larry will be missed very much. Keep his memories close at heart.

Posted by A friend   December 17, 2017


Mr Lary had so many fans who loved him and we thank his family for letting him share his talent with us. May the Almighty God of comfort be with the Lary family and friends at this most difficult time. We now await the time when we will be reunited with Frank again in paradise. God love you.

Posted by Sally - Painesville, OH   December 17, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.

Posted by A friend   December 17, 2017


I remember Frank Lary pitching for the Tigers when I was growing up in Redford Township, Michigan.
Frank Lary, Jim Bunning Phil Regan and all the great Tigers of that era.
Rest in Peace Mr. Lary

Posted by Dale Perry - Airway Heights, WA   December 17, 2017

Saw him pitch against Red Sox in the early years. Quite the pitcher.RIP. Great man.

Posted by Ron Sayles - Alton, NH   December 17, 2017

With heartfelt sympathy. Please accept my deepest condolences. May you continue to cherish his precious memories. May you find comfort in the God of all comfort to offer you comfort and to give you the strength to endure during these difficult times ahead.

Posted by A friend   December 17, 2017

A great pitcher a great person and a great friend. He taught me so much about pitching when we were with the DETROIT TIGERS,,,YOU WILL BE MISSED....

Posted by PHIL REGAN - PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL   December 17, 2017

My deepest condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May God strengthen you and give you peace during this difficult time. Psalms 29:11.

Posted by A friend   December 17, 2017

Sincere condolences. May you turn to the God of tender mercies who is also the hearer of prayer.


Posted by A friend   December 17, 2017

I was born in Detroit in 1947 and left in 1965 so I was able to follow Frank's career with the Tigers. He, along with Al Kaline and Norm Cash were always my favorite players.

Posted by Tim Slongo - Indianapolis, IN   December 17, 2017

Truly saddened to hear the news about Frank Lary. His fine legacy will surely be remembered. I hope to meet him in Paradise! Luke23:43

Posted by - Bronx, NY   December 17, 2017

My deepest condolence to all the Family, may the God of comfort provide you with peace of mind as we await the time when our loved ones asleep in death, see life again under peaceful, perfect conditions.


Posted by A friend   December 17, 2017

Please accept my sincere condolences. May the God of comfort strengthen you during this difficult time.

Posted by M M - GA   December 17, 2017


Godspeed Frank, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   December 16, 2017

My sweet friends , I am so sad about your daddy , I have so many fun memories of me being at your house growing up . I just now saw this and please forgive for not being there for you . All my love , Dinah

Posted by Dinah Young Tate - Tuscaloosa, AL - friend   December 16, 2017

My heartfelt condolences and prayers for the Lary family. May Almighty God provide comfort and strength during this most challenging time. Frank was truly an extraordinary talented and compassionate husband and father. He will be truly missed. With Love & Prayers

Posted by A Caring Neighbor    December 16, 2017

To Mr. Lary's wife, children, other family members and friends. May you be comforted by God's at 1 Corthians 15: 26.
With deepest sympathies,

Posted by A friend   December 16, 2017

I remember sneaking into Tiger Stadium when Frank Lary would be pitching. I especially remember 1961 as a ver special year. The neighborhood kids loved our Tigers. Al Kaline and Frank Lary we're our favorites for sure. Have several of there Baseball cards. My sincere condolences for your loss. Dan

Posted by A friend   December 16, 2017

Having grown up on Mitt Lary Road and being friends with Gary I knew almost all of the Lary family. Have to truly say they looked out for my brother and me while my mother worked. They were like my dad. I love all of them. Rest in peace Mitt Al Ed Gene and Frank.

Posted by Michael Hill    December 16, 2017

Offering condolences for your loss. May your cherished memories and God's loving kindness (Psalms 37:11) help to console your hearts always.

Posted by Betty-NC    December 16, 2017

I was born in Detroit in 1939 and had such fond memories of Frank. The Detroit fans loved him for his determination, talent and good manners.
I think his career was cut short when he injured his arm in the early 60s pitching during a cold April day.

Posted by Tony Papalas - Greenville, NC   December 16, 2017

We are so sorry for the loss of Frank.

Posted by A friend   December 16, 2017

First baseball game I attended as a 9 year old in 1956 Frank pitched. I wondered periodically over the years where Frank lived so I could send him a card or token. People do not realize Frank would have had an even more impressive career if not suffering a shoulder injury from pitching Opening Day in Detroit in 1962 in 30 degree weather, pitching about 11 innings , sliding into third with a triple and injuring his arm with injury that persisted. He was very kind to a 10 year old boy in 1957 before a game and I never forgot him. One could tell he was not only THE Yankee Killer but a FINE man.

Posted by Louis Vales - Simpsonville(Greenville) Sou   December 16, 2017

Our prayers and deepest sympathy.

Posted by Bill and Gayle Elliott - Northport, AL   December 16, 2017

It's nice to see he played for the White Sox for awhile and his baseball career was a success. May it comfort family and friends to know that Frank will be able to play again when he returns to his youthful vigor - Job 33:25.

Posted by L Eng - Chicago   December 16, 2017

I'm so sorry for your loss.May the God who provides comfort,comfort y'all through this most difficult time. And may the words of Revelations21:3;4 give you and yours comfort.Agape

Posted by Stephanie Wilson - Nashville, TN   December 16, 2017

Thinking of the Lary Family at this time. My deepest condolences to you. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding comfort your heart's and minds at this time.

Posted by L - FL   December 16, 2017

sorry for your loss. another great detroit legend has gone to heaven.john connecticut.

Posted by A friend   December 16, 2017

Condolences to the Lary family and friends.

Posted by - NC   December 16, 2017

At the end of a life is a legacy of love and memories. Hold tight to those memories and allow the God of comfort to strengthen and comfort your family during this difficult time.

Posted by McGhee - GA   December 16, 2017

God's peace to the Lary family in this season of their sorrow. When I was 12 years old, Frank quickly became my favorite Detroit pitcher and I've never forgotten him.

Posted by Dawn Roberts - Oscoda, MI   December 16, 2017

Gary, I'm saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. He was one of my sport's heroes growing up. My mom and dad always spoke very highly of him. I still miss the Tastee Freez in Northport. RIP Yankee Killer.

Posted by Danny Sutton - Pride, LA   December 16, 2017

May the God of comfort be with the family at this time.

Posted by A friend   December 16, 2017

To the family of Frank Lary: So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one, Frank. His contributions to sports will be forever cherished. May you gain comfort in knowing that others are thinking of you at this time.

Posted by JMS    December 16, 2017

Truly saddened to hear the news about Frank Larry. His fine legacy will surely be remembered. I hope to meet him in Paradise! Luke23:43

Posted by - Bronx, NY   December 16, 2017

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Lary family. I pray that you have God's peace to comfort you now and in the days ahead. And may your many memories bring you comfort and joy in the midst your grief.

Posted by A friend   December 15, 2017

Our sincere condolences to the Lary family, friends and colleagues. May you find comfort in the words of the greatest man who ever lived:
Lazarus, come out! 44The man who had been dead came out with his feet and hands bound with wrappings, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them: Free him and let him go.

Posted by JS Woodson - Baton Rouge, LA   December 15, 2017

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   December 15, 2017

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by Virginia and Chester Henderson - Orange, AL   December 15, 2017

Sincere condolences to the Larry family for your loss. May the God of all comfort sustain each of you during your time of mourning.

Posted by A friend   December 15, 2017

I personally will never let go of what I was taught,or what has been instilled in me, by my uncle frank.. along with all of my uncles, and my father gene.
Family is everything, they build you, mold you and teach you what is true and what is most important.
never quit!Earn respect,remember where you came from and always show class.... leave your legacy!


Posted by Jeff Lary - LARYVILLE USA, AL   December 15, 2017

You will be missed at my beauty shop You were the biggest star and celebrity that I ever had the pleasure to Groom Sir. One of a kind gentleman !

Posted by susan sudduth - Northport Hwy 43, AL   December 15, 2017

My dad and him were friends during high school and college. I got to know a little in the nineties, I printed him some baseball cards. I'm thankful to have known him. I think he was known during his pro career as the "Yankee Killer".

Posted by Ted Roberts - Northport   December 15, 2017

It was an honor to meet one of Alabama's finest and deliver mail to this very sweet man. I learned a lot about his accomplishments over the past 11 years. I will miss seeing his smile.

Posted by Sandra Hunter - Northport, AL   December 15, 2017

May God comfort you all with the precious memories and surround you with his love through this time and always. Renea Henson

Posted by Renea Henson - Tuscaloosa, AL   December 15, 2017

Frank was known by baseball fans as "The Yankee Killer" and was a great pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. To me though he was always a kind, wonderful uncle that I always enjoyed talking to. He had a great sense of humor like all of the Lary boys. I will really miss him. My condolences to Mary and to Frank's sons, daughters, and grandchildren. If they have a baseball All-Star team in Heaven, Frank will be on it.

Posted by Joe Lary - Tuscaloosa, AL   December 14, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you, and may our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father, who loves us, comfort your hearts and "make you firm". 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17

Posted by AB    December 14, 2017