David Jeffrey LaPoint
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 3", Weight 215 lb.
- High School Glens Falls High School
- Debut September 10, 1980
- Final Game April 20, 1991
- Born July 29, 1959 in Glens Falls, NY USA
Dave LaPoint pitched for 9 teams over 12 years and put up respectable numbers with a 80-86 record and a career ERA of 4.02. He got his one and only save in his very first major league game on September 10, 1980 as a 20-year-old rookie with the Milwaukee Brewers against the Minnesota Twins. He pitched the last 3 innings of a 3-1 win, giving up 1 hit, no runs and walking 2. Paul Mitchell was the winning pitcher.
LaPoint appeared in the 1982 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals. He did not get a decision but had a respectable 3.24 ERA in 8 and 1/3 innings. He led the 1984 NL in wild pitches with 15. He pitched a two-hitter on September 27, 1987 as a member of the Chicago White Sox against the Oakland Athletics. The only two hits were a single by Terry Steinbach and a double by Mike Gallego. He walked 2 and struck out one in the game. The White Sox won the game, 5-0.
In the 2006 season, he managed the Bridgeport Bluefish into the league finals where they lost the pennant to the Lancaster Barnstormers. LaPoint won the Atlantic League 2006 Manager of the Year award for the success of that campaign. He had also managed the Adirondack Lumberjacks of the Northeast League for two seasons in 1995-1996, leading them to the first-ever league championship that first season. In 2011, he became the first manager of the newly-formed Rockland Boulders of the Canadian-American Association.
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1985 & 1988)
- Won a World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1982
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1995||Adirondack Lumberjacks||Northeast League||42-27||3rd||Independent Leagues||League Champs|
|1996||Adirondack Lumberjacks||Northeast League||30-50||5th||Independent Leagues|
|2006||Bridgeport Bluefish||Atlantic League||75-49||1st||Independent Leagues||Lost League Finals|
|2007||Long Island Ducks||Atlantic League||72-54||3rd||Independent Leagues|
|2010||Long Island Ducks||Atlantic League||70-68||4th||Independent Leagues|
|2011||Rockland Boulders||Can-Am Association||40-52||7th||Independent Leagues|
|2012||Rockland Boulders||Can-Am Association||48-52||3rd||Independent Leagues|