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Jack Lamabe    \la-MABE\

John Alexander Lamabe (Tomato Face or Tomatoes)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 198 lb.

Born: October 3, 1936 in Farmingdale, NY
Schools: Springfield College (Springfield, MA), University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1956. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1962 (Age 25.196, 9,574th in MLB history)   vs. CHC 4.0 IP, 3 H, 3 SO, 1 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1962 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Pirates/Cubs/WhiteSox/Cardinals/... 1962-1968

Last Game: September 22, 1968 (Age 31.355)   vs. PIT 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER
Died: December 21, 2007 in Baton Rouge, LA
Buried: Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Baton Rouge, LA
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Jack Lamabe: 1 Career Home Run

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 0 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
vs RHP1
Low Lev1
1 Opp
1 Pitcher
Bill Stafford1
1 Park
Fenway Pk1
Where Hit
General field locations
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
2 on1
Any on1
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1963 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1963-08-14 (1) BOS NYY Bill Stafford ahead 11-5 b 7 2 12- 3 9 1 0.005 100% Home Run; Clinton Scores; Tillman Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1913 to 2016, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.