Born: October 3, 1936|
Farmingdale, New York
Died: December 21, 2007 71) (aged|
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
|April 17, 1962, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 22, 1968, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Earned run average||4.24|
|Career highlights and awards|
John Alexander Lamabe (October 3, 1936 – December 21, 2007) was a professional baseball player. He was born in Farmingdale, New York. He was a pitcher over parts of seven seasons (1962–68) with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs. Lamabe was a member of the 1967 World Series champion Cardinals. An alumnus of the University of Vermont, he compiled a career record of 33–41, with a 4.24 earned run average and 434 strikeouts in 285 appearances, most as a relief pitcher.
Lamabe was a high school teammate of Al Weis who played for the White Sox and Mets.
Lamabe also served as head baseball coach of the Jacksonville University from 1974 to 1978 compiling a record of 118–65. He was head coach of the LSU Tigers baseball team from 1979 until 1983 and compiled a record of 134–115. He was the first full-time head baseball coach in the history of the LSU baseball program and was replaced as head coach by Skip Bertman.