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Former Cy Young Winner Reportedly Dies At 66

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CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 14: Clouds form shadows across the field during a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular Field on August 14, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, the baseball world received unfortunate news involving former All-Star pitcher LaMarr Hoyt. He has reportedly passed away at the age of 66.

Former White Sox executive Dan Evans announced the news on his Twitter account. His post included a heartwarming message for Hoyt.

"Saddened by the news that LaMarr Hoyt has passed away," Evans said. "Was the best pitcher on our amazing 1983 White Sox club, the Cy Young Award winner. Always a good guy to me, enjoyed our conversations and his music! RIP, LaMarr."

Hoyt, who won the AL Cy Young Award in 1983, finished his MLB career with a 3.99 ERA, 681 strikeouts and 98 wins.

Countless fans and media members have shared their thoughts on this heartbreaking news.

"So sad to hear this," Chuck Garfien of NBC Sports Chicago said. "LaMarr Hoyt won the 1983 Cy Young Award. Was one of my favorite players growing up."

"A key contributor to the '83 division champs, Cy Young Award winner, and later brought back Ozzie Guillen in a trade," Scot Bertram of Hillsdale Radio said. "RIP."

"RIP. Always a great guy to me," Bulls play-by-play broadcaster Chuck Swirsky said. "Win or lose he was always available."

Hoyt spent six years with the White Sox before being traded to the Padres. He made the All-Star team in his first year with the club.

Our thoughts are with Hoyt's family and friends during this time.