Saturday, August 25, 2012
On this day in 1981, Dennis Lamp takes a no-hitter into the ninth inning.
The first batter in the ninth inning for Lamp at County Stadium in Milwaukee was future Hall of Fame Brewer Robin Yount. Yount ripped a double to left field and Dennis Lamp's no-hit bid was dashed. Jim Gantner grounded out to second, moving Yount to third. Thad Bosley grounded to second, scoring Yount and ruining Dennis' shutout. Paul Molitor grounded out to Dennis Lamp himself to end the game. A failed no-hitter turned into Lamp's first complete game in a White Sox uniform.
Dennis came to the White Sox through a rare trade with the Chicago Cubs. The Sox sent pitcher Ken Kravec north to Wrigley for Lamp. Kravec spent a horrid two ears in a Cubs uniform, but Dennis thrived on the South Side, becoming a favorite among White Sox fans. Lamp spent three years in a White Sox uniform, ending in a playoff series against the Baltimore Orioles in 1983. After the 1983 season, Dennis signed with the Toronto Blue Jays. He hung around in the majors until 1992.