Lenny Green

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Lenny Green
Born: (1933-01-06) January 6, 1933 (age 82)
Detroit, Michigan
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
August 25, 1957 for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
June 30, 1968 for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Batting average .267
Home runs 47
Runs batted in 253

Leonard Charles Green (born January 6, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired American professional baseball player. The former outfielder played in Major League Baseball for 12 seasons, 19571968, for the Baltimore Orioles (1957–59; 1964), Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins (1959–64), Los Angeles Angels (1964), Boston Red Sox (1965–66) and Detroit Tigers (1967–68). He batted and threw left-handed and was listed as 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and 170 pounds (77 kg).

Green's career began with the Orioles' farm system in 1955 after service in the United States Army. After three trials with Baltimore, including most of the 1958 season, he was traded to the Senators in May 1959 for 1958 American League Rookie of the Year Albie Pearson. He was the club's regular center fielder in its last year in Washington (1960) and its first two seasons in Minneapolis-St. Paul (1961–62), before losing his regular job to Jimmie Hall in 1963. Green later was the regular center fielder for the 1965 Red Sox.

He finished his Major League career with his hometown Tigers in 1968, the same year the team won the World Series. Green wasn't around for the pennant drive or postseason as the Tigers unconditionally released him in July of that year.

In his 12-season career, Green was a .267 hitter (788-for-2,956) with 47 home runs and 253 RBI in 1136 games, including 138 doubles, 27 triples, 78 stolen bases, and a .351 on-base percentage.

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