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Larry Jansen
Larry Jansen 1953.jpg
Jansen in 1953.
Born: (1920-07-16)July 16, 1920
Verboort, Oregon
Died: October 10, 2009(2009-10-10) (aged 89)
Verboort, Oregon
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1947, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1956, for the Cincinnati Redlegs
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 122–89
Earned run average 3.58
Strikeouts 842
Career highlights and awards

Lawrence Joseph Jansen (July 16, 1920 – October 10, 2009) was an American right-handed pitcher and coach in Major League Baseball. A native of Oregon, he played minor league baseball in the early 1940s before starting his Major League career in 1947 with the New York Giants. Jansen played nine seasons in the big leagues, and was twice an All-Star, winning 122 games in all. He later coached in the Major Leagues and minor leagues. Jansen is a member of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame.

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Hi! I’m Larry Jansen with the UW Outreach School, and I’m going to show you how to create units and content items in your online class or eCompanion The course’s three-level hierarchy begins with the Course Home and this is over-arching the entire course. You can put content items in the Course Home where students can easily access them throughout the term. Under the Course Home, you can add units, creating divisions of your course. You can organize and title units however you want. Most instructors may organize units in a timeline, often even naming the units “weeks,” where each unit corresponds to a week of the semester. This arrangement provides a clear schedule of the course, but there are many ways, and combinations of ways, to name and organize units. However you use units, provide students direction and overview in the unit introductory page, which you see here. Here in content items is the substance of your course. Here is where students receive instruction, discuss in online discussions, explore content materials, and demonstrate their achievement of learning objectives. A wide variety of of content types and learning activities can be created in content items. Online courses tend to be very text-based, but consider the possibilities of adding audio or video recordings. You may already have instruction created in Microsoft Office documents, such as Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, or PowerPoint slideshows. You can directly upload these into the course. Special content formats are then available for threaded discussions and exams. OK, you’ve endured my definitions and purposes of units and content items. Let’s move into the mechanics of creating units and content items. Creating units and content items are tasks you do in the Author mode of the course. Note that the panel changes from brown to grey, and the main frame of the course takes on a more technical appearance. Work the hierarchy above what you want to create: If you want to add a unit, position at the Course Home; if it’s a content item you want to add, position at the unit that will contain the content item. So, how do we do that? To create a unit, go to the Course Home, then Course Items, and Add Unit. Title the unit, and let’s say that we want the title to be the tag over here in the navigational panel. So, we select “Use title in navigation menu.” Then, select the content type, probably either Text/Mulimedia, which would be to create a page right here in the course. Or, you can upload a Microsoft Office document. After you’ve made your selections, click on Add Unit and, over here on the left, we have a new unit created. OK, let’s do that once more. To create a unit, Go to the Course Home, select Course Items, add unit, title it, and this time, let’s not select to use the title in the navigation panel. Let’s see what we end up with. We’ll continue with a Text/Multimedia type page. And, we click Add Unit. So now, over here on the left, we have a “Unit 4.” How did it get named “Unit 4?” The system will assign a default title to a unit, and then order those sequentially. So, this is the fourth unit created, so it becomes Unit 4. Well, let’s say you like that idea of using sequential unit titles, but you don’t the word, “unit.” How do you change that? Go the Course Admin tab, then General Information and Settings and you have an option of a Unit Heading. Right now, it’s “Unit.” Let’s just change that to “Week.” Save changes, and note that the unit title changes from Unit 4 to Week 4 OK, but now let’s say that you don’t want it there. You want it to be the first unit in the course. How do you change that? Select the unit, then its Toolbox, and then “Change Week Order.” In Change Week Order, we revise the numeric order of the units. In Change Week Order, we revise the numeric order of the units. Note, Week 4 becomes Week 1, because it’s now the first unit. To create content items, select the unit under which you want to add content items. So, let’s go to Week 1, then we choose the Week Content Items button, and Add Items. Title the content item. Let’s say were going to have an introductory discussion, where students will go into the threaded discussion, and introduce themselves to their classmates. So, if this is a threaded discussion, we want to select a content type of Threaded Discussion. Finish by clicking “Add Items.” And now, under Week 1, we have a content item, “Introductions.” OK, so once more. To create a content item, select the unit level, then Week Content Items. Click Add Items, and let’s say this time, we’re going to ask them to write a brief profile of their professional goals, and so forth. Although they will write a paper in Word, to provide them instruction on that assignment, we’ll just create another Text/Multimedia page. Now, notice the options down below here, we have a couple check-off options: 1) Hide item from students, and 2) Create Dropbox basket. If you’re creating a content item during the term, when students are in the class, sometimes you may want to work on that before you let them see it. So, you can select “Hide item from students,” And, you can also say, “Create dropbox basket” for this content item. Finish with “Add Items.” Now we have “Introductions,” and “Profile.” Notice the asterisk after “Profile,” which indicates that this content item is hidden from students’ view. OK, so that worked! But, now you decide that you want them to work on the Profile before introducing themselves in a discussion. So, you want to re-order the order of the content items. To do that, select the unit, go into its Toolbox, and there you see, “Change Item Order.” There, just re-order the sequence of the content items. Save Changes, and now Profile is listed first. Well, then you have a second thought, and decide that you don’t even want the Profile in Week 1. I want that in the Course Home, so they see that as soon as they come into class. How do we move that item out of a unit to the Course Home? Select the content item itself, go into its Toolbox, and then select Move “Profile.” Then, from the “ Move to” dropdown options, select the area of the course where you want to move the content item. In this case, that’s Course Home. Finish with Save Changes. And now, Profile is listed under the Course Home. Finally, I just want to leave you with a few tips. The first is: Plan before you click. Like building a house, draw out your plans so you’ll know how many rooms you need, how the rooms will be used, and what will go on in each room. With pencil and paper, or maybe a mind map, sketch out an outline for your entire class. How many units will you want? What content and activities will go on in each unit? Next, use consistent content names. If you’re going to have a discussion, for example, every week name that discussion content item in all the units in which it appears the same name, possibly just “Discussion.” You’ll appreciate this later when you create your Gradebook. And next, schedule the units or content items under the Course Admin tab, then the Course Scheduler. Here you can schedule the opening and closing dates of units, or specific dates for different learning activities. Scheduling the course is becoming increasingly important, and useful to students. Schedule your course either through Course Admin, or specifically in the Toolbox of any unit or content item. A final tip: Throughout this introduction, we’ve gone into the toolbox several times. When building anything, you need to know what’s in your toolbox. When you’re stumped how to fix or change something with your units and content items, go and check the Toolbox! Thank you! I hope this introduction to creating units and and content items has been helpful, as you begin to develop your course. Whenever you have questions, or more fun, when you have ideas for your course contact your Outreach School instructional support team. Thanks!


Early life

Lawrence Jansen was born in Verboort, Oregon, on July 16, 1920.[1] He was raised in the community of Verboort located near Forest Grove in Washington County where he graduated from Verboort High School in 1938.[1] While still in school Jansen started his baseball career playing semi-pro ball. In 1940 Jansen was discovered by a scout and started playing for the Salt Lake City Bees, a Class C club at that time.[1] Jansen married the former Eileen Vandehey that year, and they had 10 children.[1] In 1941, he started playing for the San Francisco Seals in the Pacific Coast League, but in 1943, given the choice between being drafted to fight in World War II or taking a deferment to work on the family dairy farm back in Oregon, he chose the latter. He played semi-pro ball there part-time and returned to the Seals late in the 1945 season.

MLB career

Breaking in as a 27-year old rookie, Jansen became a key member of the New York Giants' starting rotation from 1947 to 1953, twice winning more than 20 games. He was purchased from the AAA San Francisco Seals after leading the Pacific Coast League in wins (30), earned run average (1.57) and winning percentage (.833) in 1946. In his rookie major league season in 1947, Jansen won 21 of 26 decisions, leading the National League in winning percentage (.808), and finished second in the voting for Rookie of the Year behind the Brooklyn Dodgers' Jackie Robinson.[1]

He pitched five innings of one-hit scoreless baseball in the 1950 All-Star Game, which lasted 14 innings.

In 1951, he paced the NL-champion Giants with 23 victories and helped lead their improbable August and September comeback against the Dodgers. Jansen was the winning pitcher in the famous game on October 3, 1951, featuring the Shot Heard 'Round the World. Jansen, however, lost his only two decisions in the 1951 World Series. Jansen also won 19 games (1950) and 18 games (1948) for the New York club.

As an indication of the low salaries of even accomplished players in the mid-twentieth century, Jansen worked in a hardware store in Forest Grove, Oregon, during the off-seasons of his best years.

Arm miseries kept Jansen from a major role in the Giants' 1954 world championship; he spent part of that season inactive, as a coach. His playing career ended after eight appearances with the 1956 Cincinnati Redlegs. During his nine-year NL career, Jansen won 122 games and lost 89 (.578) with an ERA of 3.58. he had five 15-win seasons and two 20-win seasons.[2]

Coaching career

Jansen returned to the Pacific Coast League as a player-coach with Seattle (1955 and 1957) and Portland (1958–60). After a call from former teammate Alvin Dark, Jansen returned to the Major Leagues as pitching coach for the San Francisco Giants in 1961, with Dark as manager.[1][3] Jansen remained as pitching coach for eleven seasons, and helped to develop future Hall-of-Famers Juan Marichal and Gaylord Perry.[4] During his tenure, the Giants made appearances in the 1962 World Series and 1971 National League Championship Series. He then moved on to his final MLB coaching job, handling pitchers for the Chicago Cubs in 197273, working for his old Giants manager, Leo Durocher, and then his former teammate, Whitey Lockman.


In retirement, Larry Jansen (along with his co-author, George Jansen MD and illustrator Karl van Loo) left behind in book form his accumulated wisdom on every aspect of pitching in professional baseball: The Craft of Pitching (Masters Press, 1977).

Previously, Jansen had contributed a section on pitching in The Sporting News 1951 publication How to Play Baseball. Besides Jansen, the publication had other authors on specific topics: "Catching by Ray Schalk; Batting by Rogers Hornsby; Base Running by Bernie DeViveiros; First Base by George Sisler; Second Base by Rogers Hornsby; Shortstop by Honus Wagner; Third Base by George Kell; Outfield by Joe DiMaggio; and How to Umpire by George Barr." [5]

Awards and honors

Jansen was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.[6] Sports Illustrated selected Jansen as one of Oregon's Fifty Greatest Athletes in 2004.[3]

In 2010, Jansen was inducted into the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame.[7]

Later life and death

After retiring from baseball, he returned to his hometown Verboort, Oregon, where he sold real estate and lived the remainder of his life in the house he had built in 1951.[1][3]

Lawrence Jansen died in his sleep in Verboort at the age of 89 on October 10, 2009. The cause of death was congestive heart failure and pneumonia. Jansen was survived by Eileen, their ten children and their families.[1][4]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Fentress, Aaron (October 12, 2009). "Local MLB legend, pitcher Larry Jansen passes away at 89 in his hometown of Verboort". The Oregonian. Retrieved October 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Larry Jansen". Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Larry Jansen (1920-2009)". Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Goldstein, Richard "Larry Jansen, Giants Pitcher, Died at 89" The New York Times, Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  5. ^ "How To Play Baseball By Larry Jansen; Ray Schalk; Rogers Hornsby; Bernie DeViveiros; George Sisler; Honus Wagner; George Kell; Joe DiMaggio; George Barr - Used Books - Paperback - 1951 - from Florida Mountain Book Co. and". Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  6. ^ "Baseball". Inductees. Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  7. ^ "Larry Jansen Awards by Baseball Almanac". Retrieved May 16, 2016.

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Preceded by
Bill Posedel
San Francisco Giants pitching coach
Succeeded by
Don McMahon
Preceded by
Mel Wright
Chicago Cubs pitching coach
Succeeded by
Hank Aguirre
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