Frank Lary was born April 10, 1913 in Northport, Alabama. He signed a baseball contract with Detroit after his sophomore year at the University of Alabama. He was the first pitcher in 50 years to beat the New York Yankees seven straight games in a run of 21 wins and 7 losses against that team. In 1956 Frank led the American League in most innings pitched (294) and most victories (21). In ten years with the Detroit Tigers, he won 123 and lost 108 with 1,025 strikeouts. He now lives in Tuscaloosa.