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21 BOB LEMON (Franchise Manager #3)

MANAGER

Bob Lemon

Robert Granville Lemon
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: September 22, 1920 in San Bernardino, CA
Died: January 11, 2000 in Long Beach, CA
June 9, 1970: Named Royals third manager

October 3, 1972: Replaced by Jack McKeon (Lemon was retained to manage the last 2 games of the season)

MLB Managerial Debut: June 9, 1970
Final MLB Game as a Manager: April 25, 1982
Royals Managerial Debut: June 9, 1970
Final Royals Game:
October 4, 1972
 
Managerial Record (with the Royals)
Year W L Pct GB Place
1970 46 64 .418 33 4th
1971 85 76 .528 16 2nd
1972 76 78 .494 16.5 4th
w/Royals 207 218 .487 - -
Career 430 403 .516 - -

For complete stats, go to Baseball-Reference.com's Bob Lemon page

 
Notes
Was a coach for the Royals in 1970 before taking over as manager
Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976
Also managed the Chicago White Sox (1977-78) & the New York Yankees (1978-79, 1981-82)
Managed the Yankees in 2 World Series (1978 & 1981), winning the title in 1978
 
 
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