Lehner was an average outfielder with a weak bat for the Browns during his first
four ML seasons. Suddenly, after a trade to Philadelphia in 1950, he hit .309 with
nine homers, far beyond his previous highs.
Believing Lehner had hit his stride,
the White Sox insisted he be included in the three-team deal that brought Minnie
Minoso to Chicago. Lehner's batting average sank and he was out of the majors by