Larry Corrigan was
Corrigan started his career at ISU as a pitcher in 1970, breaking the Big Eight record for wins in a season, posting an 8-1 record and a 2.88 ERA. He also led the Cyclones in batting with a .353 average, pacing
The Cyclones repeated as Big Eight champions in 1971 with Corrigan playing primarily at catcher. The Cyclone star led the squad in batting (.349) and earned first-team all-Big Eight and All-America honors for the second consecutive season, this time at catcher. The Cyclones fell short of another CWS appearance after losing to
Poor weather, injuries and tough luck hurt ISU in Corrigan’s senior season in 1972. Though the team struggled through adversity, Corrigan posted a .354 batting average en route to second-team all-Big Eight honors. Corrigan tallied a .352 career batting average, which ranks fourth on the ISU career list and ranks No. 1 in the pre-aluminum bat era.
Corrigan was drafted in the fourth round of the major league baseball draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers after his ISU career was over. He pitched seven seasons in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins organizations, earning a major league contract with the Dodgers in 1975. He pitched three years in Triple-A level ball until 1978 when he accepted the assistant coaching position at
In 1984, Corrigan left