• BirthplaceSt. Laurent, MB
  • BornDecember 9, 1945
  • Inducted 2002

Claude Lambert started playing senior ball at age 14 in St. Laurent, which had two senior teams at the time. In 1975 Claude joined Warren in Winnipeg Senior League. In seven inning games he had one with 17 strikeouts and another with 16. Claude was the winning pitcher in the All-star game, and the winning pitcher over Quebec in national junior tournament in Winnipeg. Lambert was signed by the Houston Astros, he played pro baseball in Bradenton, Fla., Salisbury, N.C., Lexington, Ky. Claude pitched against Nolan Ryan. Pro career cut short by torn rotator cuff. In 1968 he played outfield with St. Lazare in MSBL, won the home-run crown, batting title, and was named to the all-star team. In 1969 Claude played with Transcona, representing Manitoba at the first Canada Summer Games in Halifax. Lambert returned to play several seasons with St. Laurent, who won several Interlake Senior League championships.