Jim Lemon

Jim Lemon

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. James Robert Lemon (March 23, 1928 - May 14, 2006) was an American right and left fielder, manager and coach in Major League Baseball. A powerful, right-handed hitting and throwing outfielder, Lemon teamed with first baseman Roy Sievers (and later with slugger Harmon Killebrew and outfielder Bob Allison) to form the most formidable home run-hitting tandem in the 60-year history of the first Washington Senators franchise. Born in Covington, Virginia, Lemon signed originally with the Cleveland Indians, but he never won a regular job with Cleveland; indeed, he was a "late-bloomer" who required several trips to the minor leagues before finally winning a regular berth with the 1956 Senators at the age of 28. A free-swinger who three times led the American League in striking out, Lemon and his teammates benefitted from new Washington owner Calvin Griffith's decision to move the left field fences closer to home plate in the Senators' cavernous ballpark, Griffith Stadium.show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 390g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136670259
  • 9786136670256