On April 26, 1967, the Mets purchased the contract of Jack Lamabe, a right-handed journeyman pitcher, from the Chicago White Sox. He made his Mets debut two days later pitching one inning of scoreless relief in the Mets 7-1 defeat at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds. Lamabe would appear in 16 games for the Mets before being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals on July 16 in exchange for Al Jackson.
In his 16 appearances, all but two out of the bullpen, Lamabe posted an 0-3 record with a 3.98 ERA in 31 2/3 innings. As a member of the Cardinals Lamabe pitched a complete game shutout against the Mets on August 28 and would go on to help the Cardinals win the 1967 World Series.
While with the Mets Lamabe wore number 34.
Jack Lamabe also played for the following teams:
Pittsburgh Pirates – 1962
Boston Red Sox – 1963-1965
Houston Astros – 1965
Chicago White Sox – 1966,1967
St. Louis Cardinals – 1967
Chicago Cubs – 1968