Sunday, January 27, 2008

#53 - Dennis Lamp

I have no doubt that this won't go to Chris Tremie. He's a catcher that played 10 games for the White Sox in 1995. Nor will it go to Norberto Martin, who wore the number in 1993.

This number shall go to Dennis Lamp. He played for the White Sox from 1981 until 1983. He was 25-21 with the Sox with 193 strikeouts in middle relief.

His standout year was in 1982, where he was 11-8 with 78 strikouts and 5 saves. He would have a better ERA in 1981 with 2.41. In fact that was his best on the White Sox and second best in his career. His best year for saves was 1983, when he has 15. That was also the best of his career.

The little known fact about Dennis, is that he helped get Tom Seaver onto the White Sox. When he signed as a free agent with the Blue Jays for the 1984 season, the White Sox claimed Tom Seaver from the Mets as compensation for the loss of Dennis. The Mets left Tom Seaver off their protected list, figuring that no team would want him.


dayf said...

I love lamp.

Steve Gierman said...

Still a great Anchorman quote!

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