Maye was a solid line-drive hitter throughout his ML career, but found himself stuck in platoon situations for most of his 11 seasons. He started regularly around the Braves outfield early in his career, and in 1964 hit a career-high .304 while leading the NL with 44 doubles, but a trade to Houston in 1965 and then to Cleveland in 1967 relegated him to part-time status. In his spare time, Maye was an accomplished singer, starring in the group Arthur Lee Maye and the Crowns and occasionally singing with The Platters. (SCL)
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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 16, 1962:
For the 2nd night in a row, Frank Robinson clouts two homers to power the Reds to a 7–1 win over the Braves. Robby now has nine homers in eight games 11 in the last 12. Lee Maye's home run off Maloney is the only Braves score.
»June 5, 1970: In a sign of things to come, Minnesota rookie Bert Blyleven gives up a homer to the first batter he faces in the majors, Lee Maye. Blyleven settles down and allows just four more hits in seven innings and beats Washington, 2–1. Blyleven was brought up from Evansville (AA) to replace the injured Tiant.