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Bob Lemon Bob Lemon
Full name: Robert Granville Lemon
Born: September 22, 1920, San Bernardino, California
Died January 11, 2000, Long Beach, California
Cremated
First Game: September 9, 1941; Final Game: July 1, 1958
Managed First Game: June 9, 1970; Managed Final Game: April 25, 1982
Bat: Left Throw: Right Height: 6' 0" Weight: 180
Selected to the Hall of Fame in 1976
TSN AL Pitcher of the Year (1948, 1950 and 1954)
Minor League Manager of the Year (1966)
P on TSN All-Star Team (1948, 1950 and 1954)
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Bob Lemon
Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year Team
1941 CLE A                 5     4    0    1   0   0   0    0    0        1   0   0       0    0   0  .250  .250  .250   0.0 1941 CLE A
1942 CLE A                 5     5    0    0   0   0   0    0    0        3   0   0       0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  -0.2 1942 CLE A
1946 CLE A                55    89    9   16   3   0   1    4    7       18   0   3       0    0   1  .180  .240  .247  -0.2 1946 CLE A
1947 CLE A                47    56   11   18   4   3   2    5    6        9   0   2       0    0   0  .321  .387  .607   0.2 1947 CLE A
1948 CLE A                52   119   20   34   9   0   5   21    8       23   0   2       0    0   0  .286  .331  .487   0.0 1948 CLE A
1949 CLE A                46   108   17   29   6   2   7   19   10       20   0   5       1    0   0  .269  .331  .556   0.0 1949 CLE A
1950 CLE A                72   136   21   37   9   1   6   26   13       25   1   3       0    0   0  .272  .340  .485   0.0 1950 CLE A
1951 CLE A                56   102   11   21   4   1   3   13    9       22   0   1       1    0   0  .206  .270  .353   0.0 1951 CLE A
1952 CLE A                54   124   14   28   5   0   2    9    4       21   0   6       2    0   0  .226  .250  .315   0.0 1952 CLE A
1953 CLE A                51   112   12   26   9   1   2   17    7       20   0   6       1    2   0  .232  .277  .384   0.0 1953 CLE A
1954 CLE A                40    98   11   21   4   1   2   10    6       24   0   8   1   1    0   0  .214  .257  .337   0.0 1954 CLE A
1955 CLE A                49    78   11   19   0   0   1    9   13   0   16   0   6   2   1    0   0  .244  .344  .282   0.0 1955 CLE A
1956 CLE A                43    93    8   18   0   0   5   12    9   0   21   1   7   0   1    0   0  .194  .272  .355   0.0 1956 CLE A
1957 CLE A                25    46    2    3   1   0   1    1    0   0   14   0   0   0   1    0   0  .065  .065  .152   0.0 1957 CLE A
1958 CLE A                15    13    1    3   0   0   0    1    1   0    4   0   0   0   0    0   0  .231  .286  .231   0.0 1958 CLE A
Total                    615  1183  148  274  54   9  37  147   93   0i 241   2  49   3i  9    2   1  .232  .288  .386  -0.2 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year Team
i - incomplete
World Series Batting RecordWorld Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1948 CLE A Daily Splits    2     7    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1948 CLE A
1954 CLE A Daily Splits    3     6    0    0   0   0   0    0    1   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .143  .000 1954 CLE A
Total            Splits    5    13    0    0   0   0   0    0    1   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .071  .000 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1950 AL    Daily Splits    1     0    1    0   0   0   0    0    1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     - 1.000     - 1950 AL   
1951 AL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1951 AL   
1952 AL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1952 AL   
1954 AL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1954 AL   
Total            Splits    4     1    1    0   0   0   0    0    1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .500  .000 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Pitching RecordPitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HBP  BK   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
1946 CLE A                32   5   1   0  17   1   94     77   412   1   40   26   68       39   8       5   0   0   4   5   2.49   0.7 1946 CLE A
1947 CLE A                37  15   6   1  15   3  167.1  150   725   7   68   64   97       65   4       6   4   0  11   5   3.44   1.5 1947 CLE A
1948 CLE A                43  37  20  10   2   2  293.2  231  1214  12  104   92  129      147  13       3   3   0  20  14   2.82   6.6 1948 CLE A
1949 CLE A                37  33  22   2   4   1  279.2  211  1159  19  101   93  137      138  14       1   6   0  22  10   2.99   5.6 1949 CLE A
1950 CLE A                44  37  22   3   5   3  288    281  1254  28  144  123  146      170  11       5   2   0  23  11   3.84   3.4 1950 CLE A
1951 CLE A                42  34  17   1   7   2  263.1  244  1139  19  119  103  124      132  12       4   2   1  17  14   3.52   1.4 1951 CLE A
1952 CLE A                42  36  28   5   6   4  309.2  236  1252  15  104   86  105      131   9       8   6   0  22  11   2.50   4.4 1952 CLE A
1953 CLE A                41  36  23   5   4   1  286.2  283  1216  16  119  107  110       98  14       9  11   0  21  15   3.36   3.0 1953 CLE A
1954 CLE A                36  33  21   2   1   0  258.1  228  1077  12   95   78   92      110   8  13   6   4   1  23   7   2.72   3.7 1954 CLE A
1955 CLE A                35  31   5   0   3   2  211.1  218   909  17  103   91   74   3  100   7   3   8   5   0  18  10   3.88   1.1 1955 CLE A
1956 CLE A                39  35  21   2   3   3  255.1  230  1074  23  103   86   89   2   94  10   7   4   6   0  20  14   3.03   4.6 1956 CLE A
1957 CLE A                21  17   2   0   2   0  117.1  129   540   9   70   60   64   6   45  12   8   3   7   0   6  11   4.60  -1.7 1957 CLE A
1958 CLE A                11   1   0   0   4   0   25.1   41   128   3   15   15   16   2    8   1   1   1   1   0   0   1   5.33  -0.1 1958 CLE A
Total                    460 350 188  31  73  22 2850   2559 12099 181 1185 1024 1251  13i1277 123  32i 63  57   2 207 128   3.23  34.2 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HBP  BK   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
i - incomplete
World Series Pitching RecordWorld Series Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1948 CLE A Daily Splits    2   2   1   0   0   0   16.1   16    67   0    4    3    7   0    6   2   0   0   0   1   2   0   4   1   2   0   1.65 1948 CLE A
1954 CLE A Daily Splits    2   2   1   0   0   0   13.1   16    64   1   11   10    8   2   11   1   1   1   0   0   2   0   0   1   0   2   6.75 1954 CLE A
Total            Splits    4   4   2   0   0   0   29.2   32   131   1   15   13   15   2   17   3   1   1   0   1   4   0   4   2   2   2   3.94 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
All-Star Game Pitching RecordAll-Star Game Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1950 AL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   0   0    3      1     9   0    0    0    0   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0.00 1950 AL   
1951 AL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   1   0    1      2     5   0    0    0    1   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00 1951 AL   
1952 AL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   0   0    2      2    11   1    2    2    2   1    0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   9.00 1952 AL   
1954 AL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   0   0    0.2    1     3   0    0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0.00 1954 AL   
Total            Splits    4   0   0   0   1   0    6.2    6    28   1    2    2    3   1    3   0   0   0   1   0   2   0   1   0   0   1   2.70 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G    PO    A  ERR   DP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1941 CLE A        3B    1     1    1    0    0 1.000
1942 CLE A        3B    1     0    1    1    0  .500
1946 CLE A         P   32    13   28    1    5  .976
1946 CLE A        OF   12    33    2    1    2  .972     0   12    0 
1947 CLE A         P   37    12   46    1    4  .983
1947 CLE A        OF    2     1    0    0    0 1.000     0    1    1 
1948 CLE A         P   43    23   86    4    8  .965
1949 CLE A         P   37    34   71    4    5  .963
1950 CLE A         P   44    22   66    4    6  .957
1951 CLE A         P   42    21   60    2    5  .976
1952 CLE A         P   42    32   79    2    7  .982
1953 CLE A         P   41    31   74    3   15  .972
1954 CLE A         P   36    22   57    3    8  .963
1955 CLE A         P   35    16   43    1    3  .983
1956 CLE A         P   39    24   61    6    6  .934
1957 CLE A         P   21    12   31    0    5 1.000
1958 CLE A         P   11     1    7    0    1 1.000
Total              P  460   263  709   31   78  .969
Total             OF   14    34    2    1    2  .973     0   13    1 
Total             3B    2     1    2    1    0  .750
Year Team        POS    G    PO    A  ERR   DP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
World Series Fielding RecordWorld Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1948 CLE A Daily   P    2    2    1    16.1     3    9    0    1   0    0    0    0    1 1.000
1954 CLE A Daily   P    2    2    1    13.1     2    2    0    0   0    0    1    1    0 1.000
Total              P    4    4    2    29.2     5   11    0    1   0    0    1    1    1 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1950 AL    Daily   P    1    0    0     3       1    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0 1.000
1951 AL    Daily   P    1    0    0     1       1    0    0    0   0    0    1    0    0 1.000
1952 AL    Daily   P    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
1954 AL    Daily   P    1    0    0     0.2     0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
Total              P    4    0    0     6.2     2    0    0    0   0    0    1    0    0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG

Managerial RecordManagerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1970 KC  A  110   46   64  .418   405   450   6- 9           5  4
1971 KC  A  161   85   76  .528   603   566                  2
1972 KC  A  154   76   78  .494   580   545                  4
1977 CHI A  162   90   72  .556   844   771                  3
1978 CHI A   74   34   40  .459   314   310          6-29    5  5
1978 NY  A   68   48   20  .706   322   209   7-25           4  1
1979 NY  A   65   34   31  .523   290   277          6-17    4  4
1981 NY  A   25   11   14  .440    95    83   9- 6           1  3
1982 NY  A   14    6    8  .429    57    57          4-25    4  5
Total       833  430  403  .516  3510  3268
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
Division Series Managerial RecordDivision Series Managerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1981 NY  A    5    3    2  .600    19    13
League Championship Series Managerial RecordLeague Championship Series Managerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1978 NY  A    4    3    1  .750    19    17
1981 NY  A    3    3    0 1.000    20     4
Total         7    6    1  .857    39    21
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
World Series Managerial RecordWorld Series Managerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1978 NY  A    6    4    2  .667    36    23
1981 NY  A    6    2    4  .333    22    27
Total        12    6    6  .500    58    50
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
All-Star Game Managerial RecordAll-Star Game Managerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1979 AL       1    0    1  .000     6     7

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Signed as an amateur free agent by Cleveland Indians (1938).

Released by Cleveland Indians (July 2, 1958).


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