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201. Chet Lemon
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 12, 1955 in Jackson, MS USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 09, 1975
  • Final Game: October 03, 1990
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Chet Lemon split his career with the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers, and over his career, the Centerfielder's main calling card was a dependable defense with underrated offensive skill.

A three-time All-Star, Lemon helped the Tigers win the 1984 World Series, and as a member of the ChiSox, he was first in Doubles (44) in 1979.  Lemon was not considered a power hitter, but he had 215 career Home Runs with nine 15 HR seasons.  Lemon was also fearless at the plate, leading the American League in HBP four times. 

Lemon might not have won a Gold Glove, but he was highly regarded with his defense.  In 1983, he was first in the AL in Total Zone Runs, and he would three times finish first at his position in this stat.  Lemon might not have been a player to build your team around, but he was an excellent component to have.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Monday, 01 January 1996
  • Position: Outfield
  • Played For: Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (1) (Detroit Tigers, 1984) 
    All-Star (3) (1978, 1979 & 1984)
    Most Doubles (1) (AL) (1979)
    Most Times Hit By Pitch (4) (AL) (1979, 1981, 1982 & 1983) 
    Most Total Zone Runs (1) (AL) (1983)

  • Other Points of Note:

    4 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Offensive bWAR)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Defensive bWAR)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Batting Average)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Slugging Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Runs Scored)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Hits)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Triples)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Extra Base Hits)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Total Zone Runs)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    22. Hit By Pitch: 151
    69. Total Zone Runs: 93

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    1996: 0.2%

  • Should be Inducted As A: Chicago White Sox

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