Monday, May 29, 2006

Featured Player: Lee Magee

Tonight's featured player is Leo Christopher Magee.
Magee was born on June 4, 1889 in Cincinnati, Ohio and made his major league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on July 4, 1911.
Magee made his Yankees debut after being purchased from the Brooklyn Tip-Tops of the National League on January 14, 1916 and had a weak two-year stint batting .257 in 1916 and .220 the following year. He hit a total of three home runs which for his career,was average. The Yankees mainly had Magee as a base runner for he stole 29 bases in his first pinstripe season while posting a .324 on-base percentage.
On July 15, 1917, he was traded to the St. Louis Browns of the American League for Armando Marsans.
his non-Yankees career was more successful as he ranked in the top ten in batting average (.323, 2nd, 1915), runs (87, 7th, 1915), triples (13, 2nd, 1918), and led the league in sacrifice hits in 1914. He also placed in the top ten in stolen bases between 1914-1916 with 36, 34, and 19 respectively.
Magee played his last game on September 28, 1919 and died on March 14, 1966 in Columbus, Ohio.

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