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Gene William Lamont
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 195 lb.
- High School Hiawatha High School (Kirkland)
- Debut September 2, 1970
- Final Game May 24, 1975
- Born December 25, 1946 in Rockford, IL USA
 Biographical Information
Most of his major league at-bats came with the Tigers in 1974 under manager Ralph Houk. Gene was one of three players who all appeared many times at catcher - Jerry Moses was in 74 games at the position, Bill Freehan was in 63 games at catcher and 65 at first base, and Lamont was in 60 games at catcher. Moses was traded before the 1975 season, but Lamont got into only 4 games the next year with the Tigers, while Freehan was the regular catcher. Lamont hit .217 in 1974, but the whole team only averaged .247.
Lamont spent 2001 as a Boston Red Sox coach and was a member of the Houston Astros coaching staff for the next three seasons, from 2002 to 2004. In 2005, he managed the AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, and in 2006 he rejoined the Tigers as a third base coach where he was reunited with his mentor, Jim Leyland.
 Notable Achievements
- AL Manager of the Year Award (1993)
- Division Titles: 2 (1993 & 1994)
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