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Full Name: Robert Granville Lemon Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/180 First Game: September 9, 1941
Birthdate: September 22, 1920 Final Game: July 1, 1958
Birthplace: San Bernardino, California MLB Experience: 15 years
Died: January 11, 2000
Deathplace: Long Beach, California
Bat/Throw: Left/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976


Biography

Born on September 22, 1920 in San Bernardino, California, Bob Lemon (Robert Granville Lemon) played for the Cleveland Indians for his entire 15 year career. Lemon broke into the bigs on September 9, 1941 with the Cleveland Indians, and put up a 2.49 ERA in 94 innings pitched in 1946, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Bob Lemon's best season was 1952, when he posted a 2.50 ERA, won 22 games and struck out 131 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1946 CLE A 32 5 4 5 2.49 39 40 26 1 0 1 94 77 1 68 0 5 0
1947 CLE A 37 15 11 5 3.44 65 68 64 6 1 3 167.1 150 7 97 0 6 4
1948 CLE A 43 37 20 14 2.82 147 104 92 20 10 2 293.2 231 12 129 0 3 3
1949 CLE A 37 33 22 10 2.99 138 101 93 22 2 1 279.2 211 19 137 0 1 6
1950 CLE A 44 37 23 11 3.84 170 144 123 22 3 3 288 281 28 146 0 5 2
1951 CLE A 42 34 17 14 3.52 132 119 103 17 1 2 263.1 244 19 124 0 4 2
1952 CLE A 42 36 22 11 2.50 131 104 86 28 5 4 309.2 236 15 105 0 8 6
1953 CLE A 41 36 21 15 3.36 98 119 107 23 5 1 286.2 283 16 110 0 9 11
1954 CLE A 36 33 23 7 2.72 110 95 78 21 2 0 258.1 228 12 92 0 6 4
1955 CLE A 35 31 18 10 3.88 100 103 91 5 0 2 211.1 218 17 74 3 8 5
1956 CLE A 39 35 20 14 3.03 94 103 86 21 2 3 255.1 230 23 89 2 4 6
1957 CLE A 21 17 6 11 4.60 45 70 60 2 0 0 117.1 129 9 64 6 3 7
1958 CLE A 11 1 0 1 5.33 8 15 15 0 0 0 25.1 41 3 16 2 1 1
Total 460 350 207 128 3.23 1277 1185 1024 188 31 22 2850 2559 181 1251 13 63 57

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1941 CLE A 3B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1942 CLE A 3B 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
1946 CLE A OF 12 0 0 33 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1946 CLE A P 32 0 0 13 28 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1947 CLE A P 37 0 0 12 46 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1947 CLE A OF 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1948 CLE A P 43 0 0 23 86 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 .965
1949 CLE A P 37 0 0 34 71 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 .963
1950 CLE A P 44 0 0 22 66 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1951 CLE A P 42 0 0 21 60 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1952 CLE A P 42 0 0 32 79 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1953 CLE A P 41 0 0 31 74 3 15 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1954 CLE A P 36 0 0 22 57 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 .963
1955 CLE A P 35 0 0 16 43 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1956 CLE A P 39 0 0 24 61 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 .934
1957 CLE A P 21 17 117.1 12 31 0 5 0 0 7 3 1 1.000
1958 CLE A P 11 1 25.1 1 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1.000
Total 3B 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750
Total OF 14 0 0 34 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .973
Total P 460 18 142.2 263 709 31 78 0 1 7 4 1 .969

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1941 CLE A 5 4 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1942 CLE A 5 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
1946 CLE A 55 89 9 16 1 4 .180 .240 .247 3 0 7 18 0 3 0 0 0
1947 CLE A 47 56 11 18 2 5 .321 .387 .607 4 3 6 9 0 2 0 0 0
1948 CLE A 52 119 20 34 5 21 .286 .331 .487 9 0 8 23 0 2 0 0 0
1949 CLE A 46 108 17 29 7 19 .269 .331 .556 6 2 10 20 0 5 0 0 1
1950 CLE A 72 136 21 37 6 26 .272 .340 .485 9 1 13 25 1 3 0 0 0
1951 CLE A 56 102 11 21 3 13 .206 .270 .353 4 1 9 22 0 1 0 0 1
1952 CLE A 54 124 14 28 2 9 .226 .250 .315 5 0 4 21 0 6 0 0 2
1953 CLE A 51 112 12 26 2 17 .232 .277 .384 9 1 7 20 0 6 2 0 1
1954 CLE A 40 98 11 21 2 10 .214 .257 .337 4 1 6 24 0 8 0 0 1
1955 CLE A 49 78 11 19 1 9 .244 .344 .282 0 0 13 16 0 6 0 0 1
1956 CLE A 43 93 8 18 5 12 .194 .272 .355 0 0 9 21 1 7 0 0 1
1957 CLE A 25 46 2 3 1 1 .065 .065 .152 1 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 1
1958 CLE A 15 13 1 3 0 1 .231 .286 .231 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
Total 615 1183 148 274 37 147 .232 .288 .386 54 9 93 241 2 49 2 0 9

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Cleveland Indians (1938).
  • Released by Cleveland Indians (July 2, 1958).

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