George Altman

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George Altman
Born: (1933-03-20) March 20, 1933 (age 82)
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 11, 1959 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1967 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Batting average .269
Home runs 101
Runs batted in 403
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star (1961, 1962)
  • NL leader in triples (1961)

George Lee Altman (born March 20, 1933 in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and Nippon Professional Baseball outfielder. Altman played for the Chicago Cubs (1959-1962, 1965-1967), St. Louis Cardinals (1963), and New York Mets (1964). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.

In a nine-season MLB career, Altman had a .269 batting average with 101 home runs and 403 RBIs, in 991 games played. He played professional baseball in Japan from 1968 through 1975, for the Lotte Orions and the Hanshin Tigers, where he had a .309 batting average with 205 home runs. He credited martial arts training for baseball success in Japan.

He is an alumnus of Tennessee State University[1] and currently resides in O'Fallon, MO.

Major League Baseball highlights[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NAIA Players in the Pros". The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. 2005-09-10. Retrieved 2008-09-02. 

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Preceded by
Joey Jay
Major League Player of the Month
June, 1961
Succeeded by
Frank Robinson