Wednesday, May 30, 2012
On this day in 1966, Jack Lamabe threw a one-hitter in the second game of a double header against the Boston Red Sox at Comiskey Park, resulting in a sweep for the Chicago White Sox for the day's games.
Jack didn't allow a hit until the eighth inning when Boston third baseman Joe Foy hit a leadoff single to break up the no-hit bid. It wasn't a one-hitter of great beauty. Lamabe loaded the bases in the top of the seventh. Shortstop George Smith reached on an error by his counterpart Lee Elia. Lenny Green flew out to center. Tony Conigliaro struck out for the second out, but Jack then hit George Scott with a pitch and walked Carl Yastrzemski to load the bases. ChiSox shortstop Lee Elia made up for his previous error by catching Dalton Jones' fly ball for the final out of Boston's half of the seventh inning.
Lamabe went 7-9 in 1966 for the White Sox making seventeen appearances as a starting pitcher and seventeen appearances as a relief pitcher. He was 1-0 in three games in April 1967, when he was sent to the New York Mets, where he went 0-3 before being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in July 1967. Jack spent 1968 with the Chicago Cubs before being traded to the Montreal Expos in 1969, but Lamabe never played in the majors past 1968.