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Encyclopedia > La Marr Hoyt

Dewey LaMarr Hoyt (born January 1, 1955 in Columbia, South Carolina) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who led the American League in wins in 1982 and again in 1983 while with the Chicago White Sox. His 24 wins in 1983 gained him Cy Young Award honors for that season. After falling off quite a bit in 1984, he was dealt to the San Diego Padres for Ozzie Guillen, Tim Lollar and Luis Salazar. Hoyt return to form in 1985, gaining a position on the All-Star squad of the National League, and earning MVP honors in the game. Hoyt never fulfulled his potential due to his off-field struggles. In 2004, he earned a chance to give something back to the game as a roving instructor for the White Sox organization. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... South Carolina Statehouse Columbia is the capital of South Carolina. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... In baseball, a pitcher is credited with a win (or W) when, in a game won by his team, he is the teams pitcher at the time that his team takes a lead that it does not relinquish for the remainder of the game. ... See also: 1981 in sports, 1983 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Gordon Johncock Formula One Champion - Finland 24 hours of Le... See also: 1982 in sports, other events of 1983, 1984 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Bobby Allison Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Al Unser won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Tom Sneva Formula One Championship - Nelson... Chicago White Sox American League AAA Charlotte Knights AA Birmingham Barons A Winston-Salem Warthogs Kannapolis Intimidators R Bristol White Sox Great Falls White Sox The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... San Diego Padres National League AAA Portland Beavers AA Mobile BayBears A Lake Elsinore Storm Fort Wayne Wizards Eugene Emeralds R Peoria Padres The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego, California. ... Luis Salazar (born May 19, 1956) was a Major League Baseball infielder/outfielder and right-handed batter who played from 1980 to 1992. ... See also: 1984 in sports, other events of 1985, 1986 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader enters NASCAR CART Racing - Al Unser Sr won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Danny... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ...


Hoyt ended his 8-season career with a 98-68 record and a 3.99 ERA in 244 games, 172 starts. He pitched 42 complete games and 8 shutouts in all. Hoyt gave up 582 earned runs and struck out 681 in 1311 and 1/3 innings pitched. In baseball statistics, earned run average (denoted by ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... In baseball, a complete game (denoted by CG) is the act of a pitcher pitching an entire game himself, without the benefit of a relief pitcher. ... In baseball, a shutout refers to a game in which one team wins without allowing the opposing team to score any runs. ... In baseball, an earned run is any run for which the pitcher is held accountable (i. ... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... In baseball, innings pitched (IP) are the number of innings a pitcher has completed, measured by the number of batters and baserunners that are put out while the pitcher is in the game. ...


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  • Baseball-Reference.com (http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hoytla01.shtml) - career statistics and analysis

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La Marr Hoyt -- Cy Young winner sidetracked by problems (422 words)
Hoyt had been a part of the New York Yankees' system, toiling away in the minor leagues.
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Hoyt was an unknown pitcher struggling in the Yankee farm system sent to the White Sox along with Oscar Gamble and Bob Polinsky on April 5, 1976.
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Hoyt was 16-8 in his first season with the Padres, and started the 1985 All-Star Game for the NL.
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