LaMarr Hoyt, the 1983 AL Cy Young winner for the Chicago White Sox, dies at 66: ‘What a great competitor’. Dewey LaMarr Hoyt Jr. was an American professional baseball right-handed pitcher.
He played in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox and San Diego Padres from 1979 to 1986. He won the 1983 American League Cy Young Award. Lamarr Hoyt Cause of death; How did he die? What Happened?
Lamarr Hoyt Cause of death
LaMarr Hoyt, the 1983 American League Cy Young Award for the Chicago White Sox, died Monday in Columbia, S.C., following a lengthy illness, the team confirmed Wednesday. He was 66.
“My dad passed away from cancer with me by his side early in the morning of the 29th,” Mathew Hoyt, LaMarr’s oldest son, said in a statement. “He genuinely loved being a part of the White Sox organization, and I can say without a doubt those were the best years of his life. All he talked about in his final days was baseball, the White Sox and all of his former teammates.”
Hoyt went 98-68 during eight major-league seasons with the Sox (1979-84) and San Diego Padres (1985-86). He had a 3.99 ERA and 681 strikeouts in 244 career games (172 starts).
Former White Sox pitcher Richard Dotson called Hoyt “a great pitcher and a great teammate.”
“We would sit around and talk pitching for hours,” said Dotson, who won 22 games in 1983 for the AL West champion White Sox. “He really knew how to pitch. His stuff was never great, but he had a great sinker and exceptional command. LaMarr, Britt Burns, Harold Baines and I all came up to the big leagues around the same time and grew up together, which eventually led to that memorable 1983 season. We are all going to miss him.”