August 19, 1937|
|Died: December 23, 2016
|September 13, 1961, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 6, 1962, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Earned run average||1.54|
|Innings pitched||11 2⁄3|
James Anthony Lehew (August 19, 1937 – December 23, 2016) was an American professional baseball player. The right-handed relief pitcher appeared in eight games for the Baltimore Orioles during the 1961 and 1962 seasons. He was listed at 6 feet (1.83 m) tall and 185 pounds (84 kg).
Known for his submarine style delivery, Lehew was signed as an amateur free agent by the Orioles prior to the 1958 season. During his minor league career, Lehew slipped a disc in his back which nearly cost him his career.
Lehew's big-league trials occurred during the final month of the 1961 season and the early weeks of 1962, when teams were permitted to expand their rosters. In his eight appearances, he allowed 11 hits and three bases on balls in 11 2⁄3 innings pitched, but only two earned runs. He struck out two.
Lehew's career continued through 1964, with all seven of his pro seasons spent in the Baltimore organization.
- Henneman, Jim (1962), "The Rookie who Deals from Under the Table", Baseball Digest, 21 (3): 73–74
- "Ex-Patterson Park, Orioles pitcher Jim Lehew dies at 79". baltimoresun.com. December 28, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet
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