|Born: February 12, 1955 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 9, 1975|
for the Chicago White Sox
|October 3, 1990|
for the Detroit Tigers
|Batting average||. Outfielder is a generic term applied to each of the people playing in the three defensive positions in Baseball farthest from the batter Events 1429 - English Forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) Events 1000 - Battle of Svolder, Viking Age. 1379 - Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds over Boston Red Sox (4-3 Pete Rose, MVP The Chicago White Sox are a professional Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. Events 42 BC - First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds over Oakland Athletics (4-0 José Rijo, MVP The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively 273|
|Runs batted in||884|
|Career highlights and awards|
Chester Earl Lemon (born February 12, 1955 in Jackson, Mississippi) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball. The Chicago White Sox are a professional Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds over Boston Red Sox (4-3 Pete Rose, MVP Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers over New York Yankees (4-2 Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA Champions Major League Baseball World Series Champion St Louis Cardinals World Series MVP Darrell Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds over Oakland Athletics (4-0 José Rijo, MVP The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the "Midsummer Classic" is an annual Baseball game between players from the National League A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the Outfielder in Baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position He attended Cerritos Junior College in Norwalk, California, and was drafted in the first round of the 1972 draft (22nd pick) by the Chicago White Sox. Norwalk is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The Chicago White Sox are a professional Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois.
Known throughout baseball for his work ethic and hustle, Lemon made his major league debut in 1975 with Chicago, before becoming a full time player the next season. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds over Boston Red Sox (4-3 Pete Rose, MVP He began his career as a third baseman before quickly switching to center field. A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in Baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base — the third of In 1977, he set an American League record with 524 total chances and 512 putouts; in all, he recorded 400 or more outfield putouts in five different seasons, which is also an American League record. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Los Angeles Dodgers (4-2 Reggie Jackson, The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League ( AL) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in In Baseball statistics, total chances ( TC) also called chances offered, represents the number of plays in which a defensive player has participated In Baseball statistics, a putout (denoted by PO or fly ball when appropriate is given to a defensive player who records an out by one of the His first All-Star Game appearance came in 1978. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the "Midsummer Classic" is an annual Baseball game between players from the National League Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Los Angeles Dodgers (4-2 Bucky Dent, MVP In 1979, Lemon hit 44 doubles, tying for the American League season best total.
After the 1981 season, Lemon was traded to the Detroit Tigers for popular outfielder Steve Kemp. The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA This article is about the baseball player For the article about the drummer from Indie rock band Hard-Fi, see Steve Kemp (musician. Kemp played regularly for Chicago for only one season after the trade, while Lemon stayed with the Tigers through 1990. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds over Oakland Athletics (4-0 José Rijo, MVP Lemon joined a Tiger team stocked with young talent: Alan Trammell, Lou Whitaker, Jack Morris, Kirk Gibson and Lance Parrish were to form the core of a successful team through the early- to mid-1980s. Alan Stuart Trammell (born February 21, 1958 in Garden Grove California) is a retired American Baseball Shortstop of the Louis Rodman Whitaker Jr (born May 12, 1957 in New York City, New York) Nicknamed Sweet Lou, is a former Major League John Scott "Jack" Morris (born May 16, 1955, in St Paul Minnesota) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed Starting pitcher Kirk Harold Gibson (born May 28 1957) is a former Major League Baseball player best known for his clutch home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series Lance Michael Parrish, aka "Big Wheel"(born June 15, 1956, in Clairton Pennsylvania) is an American former Major League Baseball
Lemon arguably had his best season in 1984, as he hit . 287 with 20 home runs and 76 RBI, and collected a . 990 fielding percentage while handling 421 total chances. In Baseball statistics, fielding percentage, also known as fielding average, is a measure that reflects the percentage of times a defensive player properly The Tigers won the 1984 World Series, and Lemon's numbers were comparable with teammate and eventual Series MVP Trammell. The 1984 World Series began on October 9 and ended on October 14. He was also the starting centerfielder for the American League at the 1984 All-Star game.
In 1988, Lemon hit his 200th career home run off Cleveland's Scott Bailes. See also 1988 Major League Baseball season Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Scott Alan Bailes (born December 18, 1961 in Chillicothe Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who pitched for three teams during In the same game, Darrell Evans hit his 400th career home run. This article is about the baseball player for the musician of the same name see Darrell Evans (musician. Also that season, Lemon moved from center field to right field to make room for speedy new acquisition Gary Pettis. Position description Outfielders must cover large distances so speed instincts and quickness to react to the ball are key Gary George Pettis (born April 3, 1958, in Oakland California) is the current first base coach of the Texas Rangers and a former Center Lemon also had a unique ability to be hit by a pitch; in the 1980s, he was second only to Don Baylor by getting plunked 108 times. In Baseball, hit by pitch ( HBP) or hit batsman ( HB) refers to the batter being hit in some part of the body by a pitch from the Donald Edward Baylor (born June 28, 1949) is a Major League Baseball coach and a former player and manager. He also had a penchant for diving headfirst into first base.
Lemon retired from baseball after the 1990 season. He would go on to open a chicken farm in Florida which was later sold to tiger alum Lou Whitaker, following Whitaker's retirement from Baseball. Poultry farming is the practice of raising Poultry, such as Chickens turkeys ducks geese, as a subcategory of Animal husbandry For his career, Lemon hit 215 home runs, had 884 RBI, 396 doubles, a . 273 batting average, and a career fielding percentage of . 984. Soon after retiring, he became ill with a serious spleen disease, polycythemia vera. The spleen is an organ found in all Vertebrate animals In humans the spleen is located in the abdomen of the body where it functions in the destruction of redundant Red Polycythemia (or polycythaemia or erythrocytosis) is a condition in which there is a net increase in the total number of Blood cells, primarily Red In December 1990, Lemon successfully underwent surgery at the University of Michigan, and has had two subsequent surgeries, the last of which removed his spleen. The University of Michigan Ann Arbor ( U of M, U-M, UM or simply Michigan) is a top-ranked Coeducational public research He now coaches two successful AAU teams, Chet Lemon's Juice,(18 and under) and Chet Lemon's Juice II,(12 and under) in Eustis, Florida. In Baseball, a number of coaches assist in the smooth functioning of a team Eustis is a city in Lake County, Florida, United States. The population was 15106 at the 2000 census Lemon's son Marcus was selected in the 4th round of the 2006 ML Draft by the Texas Rangers. The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington Texas, United States, representing the Dallas-Ft
On November 7, 2007, Lemon approached officials in Apopka, Florida, about partnering with that city to expand its municipal athletic facilities. Events 1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite the oldest Meteorite with a known date of impact strikes the Earth around noon in a Wheat Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. He asked for the use of between 80 and 100 acres of city-owned land for several baseball fields and a 70,000 square foot multi-purpose building.