Larry GilbertBaseball Player/Coach, 1905-1949
New Orleans Pelicans

Inducted: 1971

  • A native of New Orleans, played two years of Major League Baseball with the Boston Braves. Though he batted just .230, he was a member of the "Miracle" Braves in 1914 that won the World Series.
  • After his playing career, managed for 25 years in the Southern Association, including guiding his hometown New Orleans Pelicans from 1923-31 and 1933-38. In 1932, he served as President of the Pelicans.
  • His career record as a manager was 2,128-1,627 (.567) with eight Southern Association Championships with the Pelicans and the Nashville Vols.
  • His first club in New Orleans (1923) won the pennant with 89 wins and a .610 winning percentage. Also directed the Pelicans to 101 wins in 1926.
  • Died in New Orleans in 1965 at age 73.