First baseman in the major leagues from 1974 to 1982 who later became a hitting coach for various MLB teams including the Brewers and Royals.
He graduated from Wenonah High School in Alabama in 1968.
He sang the national anthem before a game in 1977 with the White Sox and went on to hit two home runs in the game.
He had a son named Lamar Johnson, Jr.
He became the hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers beside manager Phil Garner.