OF 1969-76. Cardinals, Padres , Indians, Dodgers
A top high school
football player, Lee refused numerous scholarship offers to sign
with the Cardinals for an estimated $50,000. His only good year came with the Padres
in 1972 when he batted .300 in 101 games, only the second Padre ever to hit that
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» July 4, 1970: The Cards send three pinch hitters to the plate in the 8th inning and all three strike out. Steve Renko of the Expos fans 10 in the game, including Jim Beauchamp, Vic Davalillo, and Leron Lee in the 8th, to give Montreal an 8–0 win. |
» July 4, 1972: Leron Lee singles in the 9th to break up Tom Seaver's no-hitter, but the Mets shut out the Padres 2–0, in the opener. Seaver strikes out 11. The Pads take the nitecap, 4–2, as Nate Colbert hits his 16th homer.
» June 28, 1974: At Cleveland, Indians OF Leron Lee crashes into Boston C Carlton Fisk, knocking him out of the game. Fisk's left knee injury is so serious he will not return to action this year, and, with a broken arm sustained in next year's spring training, will not play until June 1975.