Lee Lacy

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Lee Lacy
Outfielder
Born: (1948-04-10) April 10, 1948 (age 70)
Longview, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 30, 1972, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1987, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Batting average.286
Home runs91
Runs batted in458
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Leondaus "Lee" Lacy (born April 10, 1948) is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He played sixteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Baltimore Orioles between 1972 and 1987.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Lacy appeared in four World Series with the Dodgers (1974; 1977–1978) and the Pirates (1979).

On May 17, 1978, Lacy hit his third consecutive pinch-hit home run, setting a major league record, as the Dodgers beat the Pirates, 10–1. His previous home runs were on May 2 and 6. Lacy's record was matched in 1979 by Del Unser, who hit three consecutive pinch-hit homers on June 30, July 5 and July 10.[2]

In 1985, Lacy was among a number of players caught up in the Pittsburgh drug trials scandal. The next year, he was given a 60-day suspension but was allowed to continue playing if he donated five percent of his base salary and performed 50 hours of drug-related community service.

On June 8, 1986, as a member of the Orioles, Lacy hit three home runs and had six RBI in an 18-9 win over the Yankees.

Career statistics[edit]

In 1523 games played, Lacy recorded a .286 batting average (1303-4549) with 650 runs, 207 doubles, 42 triples, 91 home runs, 458 RBI, 372 walks, .339 on-base percentage, and .410 slugging percentage. His career fielding percentage was .975.

Personal life[edit]

Lacy is the father of Jennifer Lacy, a forward for the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lee Lacy Statistics and History". "baseball-reference.com. Retrieved May 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "Consecutive Home Run Records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved 13 July 2016.

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