Larry Monroe, Advisor to the Baseball Department

Larry Monroe is in his 39th year with the White Sox as a player, scout, minor-league instructor, coach, special assistant to the general manager, club executive and major-league scout. In his current position as advisor to the baseball department, Monroe enhances the club's scouting efforts during the season, and his experience allows him to advise the baseball department on potential player moves.

A former right-hander with the White Sox, Monroe has served in a variety of capacities with the club, including vice president of scouting and minor league operations (1990-94) and vice president of free agent and major league scouting (1994-2006).

For six years, Monroe has used his expertise to help Children's Memorial Hospital evaluate and develop mechanics of young pitchers. In December 2003, Monroe's book, "Best-Kept Secrets of Major League Pitching," was published by Coaches Choice. The book, filled with tips, drills and photographs illustrating proper pitching mechanics, is intended to help teach coaches, parents and pitchers of any age the keys to avoiding injuries and maximizing their personal potential.

A graduate of Forest View High School in Arlington Heights, Ill., Monroe received all-conference baseball honors three times and all-area honors twice. He was the White Sox No. 1 selection in the June 1974 free-agent draft and made his major-league debut on August 23, 1976 in Detroit, where he pitched two scoreless, hitless innings.

Monroe was born on June 20, 1956, in Detroit, Mich. He is married to Jaine and has three children: Taylor, Allison and Grant, and two stepchildren: Alexandra and Rachael.


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