Forgotten Legends, Part 2: Bob Lemon

Posted: 20th December 2009 by Ben Krantz in MLB
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Less than 2% of baseball players who have ever played the game have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.á When we think of the Hall of Famers, we think of the greats such as The Babe, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Nolan Ryan and many other giants of the game.á This series isnÆt about them.á This Series is about the legends that we fans sometimes forget about.áááááá á Bob Lemon made his debut with the Cleveland Indians in 1941 as a third basemen.á After a brief rookie season he went off to war.á He came back in 1946 as an outfielder and was batting a meager .180 well into the season.á Manager Lou Boudreau decided to take a gamble and move Lemon to the pen.á He spent the rest of the '46 season there.á By mid season 1947, Lemon was moved into the Tribe rotation until 1958.á Here ...

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