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Islanders: Did You Know Lou Lamoriello Coached Baseball?

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 22: Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders prior to the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - JUNE 22: Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders prior to the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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New York Islanders GM, Lou Lamoriello is a hockey hall of famer, but did you know that he is also in a baseball hall of fame as well?

When you think Lou Lamoriello, it’s hard not to think about Stanley Cup championships. Before his time with the New York Islanders, Lamoriello won three Stanley Cups with the New Jersey Devils in 1995, 2000, and 2003.

Under his watch, the Devils won the Eastern Conference in 2001 and 2012 as well making it to five Stanley Cups, an impressive feat in the modern NHL.

It’s no secret, Lou Lamoriello is one of the better GM’s in NHL history, especially in Modern Times. Well, did you know that it wasn’t always hockey for Lou Lamoriello? Lou was also very involved in baseball as well.

Former Mets manager, Bobby Valentine, posted a video of Lou Lamoriello as a Cape Cod League baseball coach in 1967.

Lamoriello both played and managed in the Cape Cod League. He was with Harwich in 1961 and 62 before moving over to Orleans and Bourne the next two years. He then assumed the role of manager for the following season where his team took home the CCBL Championship in 1965.

In hockey, Lou loves a player who can do it all and it’s easy to see why. When he was a baseball player he played third base, shortstop, catcher, left field and centerfield. He was a three-time All-Star who hit .325 during the regular season and to know surprise was clutch with a .372 batting average in 12 career playoff games.

In 2009, he was inducted into the Cape Cod League Hall of Fame for his impact on their league. When he was honored, in typical Lou fashion he had an all-time quote.

"“It’s something I haven’t been thinking about. Baseball is the last thing on my mind.”"

Just a little something I bet you didn’t know about Lou Lamoriello. A hall of famer in multiple sports, even if it’s the Cape Cod League, is beyond impressive.

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