Hall of Fame

Larry Breedlove

TYPE Athlete
YEAR INDUCTED 2016

Known for his tremendous speed, power and outstanding defensive skills, Larry Breedlove played baseball for Lipscomb from 1981-1984. In 193 games, Larry compiled an impressive .358 batting average that included 47 doubles, 15 triples, 21 home runs, 182 RBI, 146 walks, and 229 runs scored. He also stole 76 bases. During his All-Conference career, he helped lead Lipscomb to 169 wins comprised of three District 24 championships, two Area 5 appearances, and a 1981 appearance at the NAIA national tournament. That year the Bisons won a school-record 51 games. In 1982 Larry was named Lipscomb's Most Valuable Player after leading the Bisons in virtually every offensive category. He memorably hit .380, 43 singles, 12 doubles, 4 triples, 6 home runs, 44 RBI, and 69 runs scored. He stole 30 bases, a team high, and finished the season with an impressive .967 fielding percentage. In 1984 Larry was a key contributor to the Bisons' 34 consecutive wins, an NAIA baseball record. Following his Lipscomb career, Larry signed to play with St. Louis and played for the Cardinals organization for three seasons. Larry Breedlove will always be remembered as one of Lipscomb's greatest 5-tool players.