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Larry Crayton


Inducted 2005
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
Sport: Baseball (1959-61)
Coach: Jim Mallory

Larry "Pumpsie" Crayton earned three varsity letters as a pitcher on the Pirate baseball team from 1959-61 and finished his career with a record of 26-4, a winning percentage of .867. Despite foregoing his senior season to sign with the St. Louis Cardinals, Crayton struck out a school record 330 batters during his three-year career and fanned 119 batters as a junior in 1961, which still stands as an ECU single season mark. He led the Pirates to the 1961 NAIA National Championship, where he was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.