​It's a sad morning for the Detroit Tigers' organization as the team announced the passing of one of their greats, Frank Lary. 


He passed away Wednesday morning in Northport, AL. at the age of 87:

​​Lary made the All-Star team twice (1960 & 61) while playing for the Tigers. His best season was in 1961 when he won a Gold Glove and finished third in the Cy Young voting. You might have heard of the guys he fell short of: Whitey Ford and Warren Spahn.


Overall, Lary played 12 seasons in the majors. He also had stints with the Mets, Braves and White Sox. Lary played his final two seasons jumping around between four different teams. Prior to making it to the big leagues he served in the Korean War.


He compiled an impressive 3.49 ERA over 2,162.1 career innings. Both he and his brother, Al, were inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.