# Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Paul "Lefty" LaPalme, who pitched for the White Sox in 1956 and 1957, passed away last week.  He was 86 years old.

LaPalme pitched exceptionally well during his time with the White Sox, putting up a cumulative 140 ERA+ in 86 relief innings with the team.  In 1957 he tied with Gerry Staley for the team lead in saves, with 7.

Paul was a great mail signer with a beautiful autograph, and will be missed by collectors everywhere.