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The short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: “Bob” Lemon, the ace of the Cleveland staff, first came to the big leagues in 1941 as a third baseman. It wasn’t until 1946, freshly returned from military service, that he pitched in the majors. Opposing pitchers found out that he couldn’t hit the change-up, so it was either take to the mound or leave the game. The Indians are thrilled that he became a hurler. Over the last three seasons (’48-’50) he’s won 65 games against just 35 setbacks. In 1948 he pitched ten shutouts to lead the league. The club also won the World Series over Boston, 4 games to 2. Bob was born in San Bernardino, California, on September 22, 1920. He stands 6’ and weighs 200 pounds.

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Birth Date: September 22, 1920
Birth Location: San Bernardino, CA
Death Date: January 11, 2000
Death Location: Long Beach CA, USA
Weight: 180 lb
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Bats: L
Throws: R
Debut Date: September 9, 1941
Final Game Date: July 1, 1958
Years Played: 15
Games Played: 615
At Bats: 1
Runs: 148
Hits: 274
Doubles: 54
Triples: 9
Home Runs: 37
RBIs: 147
Stolen Bases: 2
Base on Balls: 93
Batting Average: 0.232
Position: Pitcher

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