The son of 1960 Cy Young Award winner Vern Law, Vance enjoyed an 11-year run in the majors where he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s between 1980-1991. In 1,212 games Law hit .256 with 71 home runs. He had his best season in 1988 while playing for the Cubs. He hit .293 that year with 11 home runs. Law also set career highs in RBIs (78) and hits (163) and earned a trip to the All-Star Game. He hit 17 home runs for the White Sox in 1984, which would be the season high for his career.
Law got his first hit in his very first game on June 1, 1980. He was playing for the Pirates and he doubled off Tom Hausman in his third at bat. His first home run did not come until two years later, after he’d joined the White Sox. He hit it on June 26, 1982 off Seattle Mariner Gaylord Perry.
Law pitched in seven games during his career. He posted a 3.38 ERA in eight innings of work.
Following his playing career Law became the head baseball coach at his alma mater Brigham Young University. He held the job for 13 years and won 397 games. He currently coaches in the Cleveland Indians organization.
We featured Vern Law in 2017.
Vance Law – career stats