All time Greatest from VA….#7

#10 1B George McQuinn (Arlington)
#9 SS Gene Alley (Richmond)
#8 OF Michael Cuddyer (Chesapeake)

#7 OF Jim Lemon (Covington)

Nicknamed the “Covington Crusher”, Lemon had his greatest success with the original Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins, hitting 159 HR and driving in 509 runs during his 10 years with that franchise. He combined with Roy Sievers in DC and with Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew in Minnesota to form the greatest power hitting group the franchise ever saw. He was a two time all-star. He was in the Top 10 in the league in HR 4 times, in RBIs 3 times, total bases three times, and XBH twice. He went on to coach with the 1965 pennant winning Twins and in 1968 spent one season as manager of the new Washington Senators. He was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.

Jim Lemon died of cancer at his home in Mississippi in 2006.


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