Lamar Hoyt Death: Lamar Hoyt, 66-year-old, former AL Cy Young 1983 Winner passed away. On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, Former White Sox executive Dan Evans shared the news of his passing on Twitter. Saddened by the news that LaMar Hoyt passed away, he was the best pitcher on our amazing 1983 White Sox club. Dan wrote. The Cy Young Award winner. Always a good guy to me, enjoyed our conversations and his music. He added.
He was born on January 1, 1955, in Columbia, South Carolina. He graduated from Keenan High School in Columbia, South Carolina. His parents divorced when he was six months old, and he was raised by an aunt. He was selected by New York Yankees in the fifth round of the 1973 Major League Baseball draft. The Yankees later traded him in 1977, with fellow pitching prospect Bob Polinsky, outfielder Oscar Gamble, and $200,000 to the Chicago White Sox for shortstop Bucky Dent. He got married to his wife Sylvia in 1980 and got divorced after 5 years of marriage. He who won the AL Cy Young Award in 1983, finished his MLB career with a 3.99 ERA, 681 strikeouts, and 98 wins.
In September 1979, he was promoted to the major leagues for the first time. A relief pitcher when he made the White Sox stay in 1980, he was switched to the starting rotation in 1982 and tied a club record by winning his first nine decisions. He ended up leading the American League with 19 wins. He went from winning the most games in the American League in 1983. He also made the National League’s All-Star team his first season in the league and was named the starting pitcher for the game. He gave up one run in three innings of work to earn the win and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award.
Lamar Hoyt’s obituary will be organized by the family