Friday, December 24, 2010

#82 Lenny Green

Leonard Charles Green
Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.
Born: January 6, 1933 in Detroit, MI
MLB Debut: August 25, 1957 Baltimore Orioles
Final MLB Game: June 30, 1968 Detroit Tigers
Years with the Angels: 1964

June 11, 1964: Traded as part of a 3-team trade by the Minnesota Twins with Vic Power to the Los Angeles Angels. The Los Angeles Angels sent Frank Kostro to the Minnesota Twins. The Los Angeles Angels sent Billy Moran to the Cleveland Indians. The Cleveland Indians sent Jerry Kindall to the Minnesota Twins.
September 5, 1964: Purchased by the Baltimore Orioles from the Los Angeles Angels.

1959 Topps #209

Batting leadoff in the top of the first he flied out to centerfielder Bill Bruton off of pitcher Dave Wickersham, ending the day 0 for 3 with a walk, a run scored, and 4 put-outs in center field in an 8-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, June 13, 1964 (D) at Tiger Stadium.

Batted .250 in 92 at-bats over 39 games. Had a .981 fielding percentage in the outfield.

2 for 3 with a walk and a 2-run home run against the Kansas City Athletics on Thursday, August 27, 1964 (D) at Municipal Stadium.

- Served 2 years in the military during the Korean War (1953-1954).
- Originally signed by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1955.
- One of the first black players in the South Atlantic League, playing in 1956 for the Columbus Foxes, where he led the league in hitting with .318 and also in runs scored with 92.
- Homered four times on Opening Day, including three years in a row from 1961 to 1963.
- Played for the Orioles (57-59, 64), Senators (59-60), Twins (61-64), Angels (64), Red Sox (65-66), and Tigers (67-68).

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