Today’s random player review is a guy named Joe Lahoud. The reason he is the feature today is because last night I found out his son attends and plays baseball at my alma mater. My roomate told me last night that ‘Lahouds old man had 65 big league bombs,’ and that ‘his son could be a hell of a player.’
While I have my doubts on how good his son will be, we’re here to talk about Joe Lahoud’s playing career. He started out with the Boston Red Sox, where he hit his first big league homerun off Denny Mcclain. He also homered off of other greats like Goose Gossage, Mel Stottlemyre, Luis Tiant, Gaylord Perry, and Catfish Hunter. Not a short list of stud pitchers.
His best year came in 1974 with the California Angels when he hit 14 homeruns, 44 RBI and hit .271 for the season. A career .223 hitter, he was not particularly known to hit for average. He played Outfield for most of his career, and DH about a fifth of the time with a random game at first base.
He played several years with Carl Yazstremski. He also played on the same Boston teams as Sparky Lyle, Luis Aparicio, and Carlton Fisk. He also played with Mickey Rivers, Nolan Ryan, and George Brett.
Joe Lahoud Profile (Baseball Reference.com)