LaGrow earned his first call-up to the majors by being named Southern League Player
of the Year in 1970. In his only two seasons as a starting pitcher, he went 8-19
(1974) and 7-14 (1975), prompting the Tigers to give up on him. After returning to
the AL with the White Sox in 1977, he was the ace of their bullpen for two seasons;
he finished third in the AL with 25 saves in '77.