LaMarre, who is hitting .273 since he was acquired from the Minnesota Twins earlier this season, went over 160 plate appearances without a long ball, and when he finally hit one, a special person caught the ball: his uncle.
“You couldn’t draw it up any better, at least for me personally,” LaMarre told reporters after the game. “To do it here and in Detroit was something I feel like you couldn’t dream up.”
LaMarre, who grew up as a Tigers fan in Michigan, said that his parents, grandparents, and his wife Whitney were all at the game, and his uncle was able to retrieve the ball and give it to White Sox coaches.
“He was sitting up there, and I don’t know if he caught it on the fly or on the bounce, but he wouldn’t give it back,” LaMarre said. “He was bringing it over to my parents.”