Bob Lemon Celebrity LifeBorn on 22md September 1990, Robert Granville Lemon was a right-handed pitcher in the MLB or Major League Baseball and is an American national. Lemon has also been a manager in the league. His name was included in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976. Lemon grew up in the American state of California and played baseball during his high school years in the state. In 1938, he has declared the state player of that year.
Born in San Bernardino, in the state of California, Bob Lemon's father was Earl Lemon who was a businessman. His father relocated the family later on to California's Long Beach. It was here that Lemon was enrolled in Wilson Classical High School. he played in the position of shortstop on the baseball team of the school. The California Interscholastic Federation or CIF Southern Section declared him as 1938's best state basketball player.
He was a part of the Canadian-American League's Oswego Netherlands. and in Springfield Indians of the Middle Atlantic League in the same year. He played seventy-five games with the Netherlands where his batting average was 312. Lemon played 80 games in the following season with Springfield and then joined the Southern Association's New Orlean Pelicans where he hit 309. His next 2 seasons were with the Wilkes-Barre Barons of the Eastern League. During his last stint in the minors, the player hit 268 and 21 home runs for the International League's Baltimore Orioles in 1942.
Bob Lemon started his professional career in baseball when he was only 17-year-old with the Cleveland Indians. He continued to play professional baseball during his entire career with the Cleveland Indians. In 1941, the player was called the major league team of Cleveland as a utility player. During the Second World War, he joined the US Navy and returned to Cleveland in 1946. It was the player's first season at the position of a pitcher.
Cleveland Indians participated in the World Series of 1948 and the team's position was strengthened because of the player's 2 pitching wins. The team won its first championship since 1920. During the season of 1954, he made his career-best record of 23-7 win-loss. His team reached the winning mark of 154-game season AL-record after defeating their opponents in 111 games prior to winning the American League pennant. Lemon also had the distinction of being an All-Star for 7 seasons consecutively and also recorded 7 seasons of twenty or more wins during a 9-year period from 1948 to 1956.
He also worked as a manager for various teams like New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, and Kansas City Royals. Lemon was declared to be the Manager of the Year when he served the Yankees, as well as, the White Sox. Lemon was asked to relinquish the post of manager with the White Sox. Just a month later, he was named the manager for the Yankees.
He led his team to the title of the 1978 World Series. He was the first AL manager whose team bagged a World Series during his tenure as a manager in the mid-season. In 1958, Bob Lemon took retirement from the game in 1958 and had 207 wins. The Baseball Writers' Association elected him to be a part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame on 22nd January 1976. The player got a whopping 75% of the total votes.
Bob Lemon had a stroke in the later years of his life. In 2000, Kemon passed away at Long Beach, California. He had the state's permanent resident since he started his playing career.
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