Lahoud was rushed to the Red Sox from Class A in 1968 to replace the injured Tony
Conigliaro in right field, but had trouble hitting curves. Although he surpassed
the league BA only once (in 1974 with .271) in 11 seasons of platooning, his power
produced seasons of 14, 12, and 13 homers in 1971-74. He hit three in one game for
the Red Sox on June 11, 1969.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 11, 1969:
Red Sox outfielder Joe Lahoud bangs out three homers to help beat Minnesota, 13–5. Lahoud's efforts cure Tony Conigliaro's neck ailment and Lahoud will be back on the bench for the game on the 13th against Oakland as Tony C. returns to the lineup.
»July 27, 1969: Seattle suffers another heartbreaker, losing 5–3 to Boston in 20 innings at Sicks Stadium. Joe Lahoud hits a 2-run home run in the top of the 20th for Boston, and Tommy Harper matches in the bottom of the inning for the losers. Jim Lonborg is the winner.
»June 17, 1973: Darrell Porter and Joe Lahoud each contribute grand slams to Milwaukee's 15–5 rout of Chicago. Lahoud has six RBI in the win. It is Milwaukee's 9th straight victory, all on the road. The Brewers, first in the East, will extend their win streak to 10 before sliding down to 5th place.