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Today in White Sox History: March 28

A multifaceted pitcher makes his way to the South Side

Dennis Lamp fulfilled a number of duties for the pitching staff on the South Side.


The White Sox dealt pitcher Ken Kravec to the Cubs for pitcher Dennis Lamp.

Over the next three seasons, Lamp would do everything for the South Siders ... start, pitch long relief, and close out close games.

Lamp tossed a one-hitter against Milwaukee on August 25, losing his no-hitter in the ninth inning when Robin Yount blooped a double.

By 1983, Lamp had shifted to closer, leading the “Winnin’ Ugly” 1983 Western Division champion White Sox with 15 saves. He was also the winning pitcher on September 17, 1983, when the Sox beat Seattle 4-3 to clinch their first playoff berth in 24 years.