May 13, 1934|
|Died: February 25, 2005
|June 30, 1965, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 3, 1965, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Donald Everett LeJohn (May 13, 1934 in Daisytown, Pennsylvania – February 25, 2005 in California, Pennsylvania) was a Major League Baseball third baseman and Minor League Baseball manager during his long career in professional baseball.
LeJohn was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1954 and played in the minor leagues through 1971 with various Dodgers affiliates. He was a minor league All-Star in 1954, 1955 and 1964. He made one stop in the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1965 and had one at-bat as a pinch-hitter in the World Series that year.
The teams he managed:
- Tri-City Atoms (1967–1968)
- Bakersfield Dodgers (1969–1972)
- Waterbury Dodgers (1973–1976)
- San Antonio Dodgers (1977–1982)
- Lodi Dodgers (1983)
- Bakersfield Dodgers (1984, 1986)
He finished with a career managerial record of 1243–1238, and he won two league championships.
At the age of 19, LeJohn married Irene Yvonne Huber. They had three sons: Donald LeJohn, Leslie Scott LeJohn and Jody LeJohn. He was a grandfather of seven grandchildren: Matthew, Lauren, Jamie, Scott Michael, Renah, Alexa and Julia.
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