DANBURY, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Danbury’s Joseph Michael Lahoud!
Lahoud, who has owned a home in Danbury, turns 68 on Tuesday. The professional baseball player was born April 14, 1947, in Danbury.
He played for the Winston-Salem Red Sox of the Class A Carolina League in 1966 and 1967. He also played all or part of 11 seasons in the Major Leagues, primarily as an outfielder and designated hitter, for the Boston Red Sox (1968-71), Milwaukee Brewers (1972-73), California Angels(1974-76), Texas Rangers (1976) and Kansas City Royals (1977-78).
In his career, he played in 791 games and had a .223 batting average with 65 home runs, 218 runs batted in, 429 hits, 239 runs scored, and a .372 slugging percentage.
After his baseball career ended he became a successful executive in the facilities management industry.