Wednesday, July 7, 2010

#57 Don Lee

Autographed Custom All-Time Angels card

Donald Edward Lee
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 205 lb.
Born: February 26, 1934 in Globe, AZ
Debut: April 23, 1957 Detroit Tigers
Final Game: August 21, 1966 Chicago Cubs
Years with the Angels: 1962-1965

Obtained through trade by the Minnesota Twins to the Los Angeles Angels for Jim Donohue on May 29, 1962.
Later traded by the California Angels to the Houston Astros for Al Spangler on June 1, 1965.

Autographed 1963 Topps

As the starting pitcher first batter he faced was Dick Howser who grounded out in the top of the first. Lee went on to pitch a complete game in a 7-1 win against the Kansas City Athletics on Friday, June 8, 1962 (N) at Chavez Ravine.

Went 21-24 with a 3.35 ERA with 248 strikeouts in 210.2 innings.

Mr. Lee's response to my questions.

Autographed Custom Index card

In 226 at-bats Lee had one career home run, on August 9, 1960 for the Washington Senators. Lee started and pitched 10 innings in the game but did not get a decision even though the Senators won the game in 11 innings.
Lee was the son of Thornton Lee and they are the only father-son pitchers to allow a home run to the same batter - Ted Williams.

Mr. Lee thanked ME for writing to him.

1 comment:

  1. I shook hands with Don Lee today at his home. I was there to do electronic repair on the RCA Color TV Home Entertainment Center he received from Topps Bubble Gum as royalty payment for appearing on their baseball card. --Tom Higgins