Lawrence James Benton (November 20, 1897 - April 3, 1953) had a career year in 1928 when he led the National League in wins (25) winning percentage (.735), with a record of 25-9, and complete games (28) garnering him a fourth place finish in NL Most Valuable Player Award voting. In 1927, Benton led the NL in winning percentage (.708) with a record of 17-7 in 33 starts. Larry played 13 seasons with the Boston Braves (1923-1927, 1935), New York Giants (1927-1930) and the Cincinnati Reds (1930-1934). In seven seasons from 1925-1933, he topped the 10-win mark, averaging 12 wins for his career. Larry Benton compiled a career record of 127-128, 123 of which were complete, with 670 strikeouts and a 4.03 ERA.