Lawrence James Benton (November 20, 1897 – April 3, 1953) was an American baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of thirteen seasons (1923–1935) with the Boston Braves, New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds. He was the National League wins leader in 1928 with New York. For his career, he compiled a 127–128 record in 455 appearances, with a 4.03 ERA and 670 strikeouts.
Benton is buried at Old St. Joseph's Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
By Dean Hanley
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