John Alexander Lamabe (October 3, 1936 – December 21, 2007) was a professional baseball player. He was born in Farmingdale, New York. He was a pitcher over parts of seven seasons (1962–1968) with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs. Lamabe was a member of the 1967 World Series champion Cardinals. An alumnus of the University of Vermont, he compiled a career record of 33–41, with a 4.24 earned run average and 434 strikeouts in 285 appearances, most as a relief pitcher.
Lamabe was a high school teammate of Al Weis who played for the White Sox and Mets.
Lamabe also served as head baseball coach of the Jacksonville University from 1974 to 1978 and the LSU Tigers baseball team from 1979 until 1983. He was replaced as LSU head coach by Skip Bertman. He is a member of the University of Vermont Athletic Hall of Fame and the Jacksonville University Athletic Hall of Fame.
By Dean Hanley
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