Bob Lemon (1956 – Topps #225)

Robert Granville “Bob” Lemon was a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians for 18 years (1941 – ’58, with a 4 year interuption during WWII) and was a vital cog in a rotation that included Bob Feller, Mike Garcia and Early Wynn. As a player, he was a 7-time A.L. All-Star (consecutively, 1948 – ’54) and a Strikeout Champion (1950). He also led the League in Wins 3 times (1950, ’54 and ’55) and pitched a no-hitter in 1956. Bob was a member of a World Series Championship Team in 1948. He won another in 1978 as Manager of the New York Yankees. During his years with the Indians, he won a total of 207 games (losing just 128) and had 1,277 Strikeouts. Lemon’s uniform number (#21) was retired by the Indians. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1976.

Bob Lemon 1956 Topps #225

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One response to “Bob Lemon (1956 – Topps #225)

  1. Peter Goddard

    If I had to name the best 3 pitchers from back in the day, Bob Feller of the Indians would be one of them! He was expected to win every time he took the mound and usually DID as he had a VERY fast ball that others found very hard to make contact with. He struck out a ton of batters.

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