Brooks Lawrence Essentials
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 72 Weight: 205
Born: Friday, January 30, 1925 in Springfield, OH USA
Died: 4 27 2000 in Springfield, OH USA
Last Game: 5/1/1960
Full Name: Brooks Ulysses Lawrence
Brooks Lawrence may be one of the best Reds you’ve never heard of.
His career started in the Negro National League, where he earned the nickname “Bull”.
Lawrence played seven years in MLB, five of those in Cincinnati. 1956 was his first year with the Reds and he complied a record of 19-10 and went to the National League All-Star game. In 4+ years in Cincinnati he pitched in 194 games with a record of 51-48.
He later worked for the Reds in scouting, minor league player development, and radio and television.
Lawrence died on April 27, 2000.