Vance Law

The son of Vern Law, Vance was drafted by Pittsburgh in 1978, traded to the White Sox in March 1982 and became Chicago’s everyday third baseman in 1983. On May 8 and 9, 1984 against the Brewers, he played all 25 innings of the longest game in AL history, establishing the AL record for the longest errorless game by a third baseman. He erupted with 17 homers in 1984 but then was traded to Montreal for Bob James. Manager Buck Rodgers made good use of Law’s talents in 1985-87, even using him as a relief pitcher six times. Law signed with the Cubs as a free agent for 1988, had a productive first half, and made the NL All-Star team. A bad back limited him in 1989, and he struck out in all three of his LCS at-bats.