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Paul Lehner from the Chronology
Jul 19, 1951 - Cleveland picks up OF Paul Lehner from the Browns for the waiver price. For Lehner the Tribe is the 4th team he plays for this year: not since Frank Huelsman in 1904 has an AL player moved so much in a year. Ted Gray in 1955 will match it.
Apr 30, 1951 - In a complex 3-way deal the White Sox get OF/3B Minnie Minoso from the Indians and OF Paul Lehner from the Athletics. Philadelphia sends P Lou Brissie to Cleveland and gets OF Gus Zernial and Dave Philley from Chicago and P Sam Zoldak and C Ray Murray from Cleveland. Hard-luck lefty Lou Brissie is considered the plum in the proceedings. Rookie Minoso who hit .339 at San Diego (PCL) last year is leading all Indian hitters with a .461 mark.
Jun 25, 1950 - The A's Paul Lehner ties an AL record with 11 putouts in LF in a 13-5 win against the White Sox.
Dec 13, 1949 - The Browns send star 3B Bob Dillinger (.324) and OF Paul Lehner to the A's for a reported $100‚000 and infielders Frankie Gustine, and Billy DeMars‚ and outfielders Ray Coleman‚ and Ray Ippolito. Dillinger will play just a half-season in Philley before being swapped to Pittsburgh.
Dec 1, 1949 - Attendance in the ML is 20.2 million‚ down from 20.9 in 1948. The Yankees and the Indians each finish with over 2.2 million‚ but the Browns fall to 270‚000. The Browns will try to cover their light attendance with $200‚000 obtained in cash in December sales of Bob Dillinger‚ Gerry Priddy‚ and Paul Lehner. The Browns get 5 players in the transactions.
Jul 20, 1947 - In the lidlifter against Boston Hank Thompson plays 2B and Willard Brown CF for the St. Louis Browns against the 3rd-place Red Sox marking the first time that 2 black players appear in the same ML lineup. The highlite for the Browns however is an inside-the-park grand slam by Paul Lehner the 2nd in the majors in three weeks (Ferris Fain hit one on June 29) to lead the Browns to 4-3 win. The Browns edge the Sox 7-6 in the nitecap. with Heath driving home 3 runs. Mele has 4 ribbies for Boston now 45-40.