LaMarr Hoyt


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Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Death 29 Nov 2021 (aged 66)
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
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Major League Baseball Player. He pitched for both Major League Baseball's Chicago White Sox and San Diego Padres from 1979 to 1986. After graduating from Keenan High School in Columbia, South Carolina, he was drafted by the New York Yankees in the fifth round of the 1973 Major League Baseball draft. Four years later, he was traded to the Chicago White Sox. He made the White Sox main team in 1979 as a relief pitcher, but by 1982, he was put in the starting rotation. In 1983, he won the American League Cy Young Award by having a 24-10 record and 3.66 earned run average. He also helped the White Sox win the American League West Division title. The next year, he went from having a winning record to having lost the most games. After the 1984 season, he was traded to the San Diego Padres and pitched for them for the next two seasons before being released by the team after a drug arrest in early 1987. The White Sox tried to give him a second chance in 1987, but another drug arrest ended it for him. He later served a one year sentence for the arrest.

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