From BR Bullpen
Johnnie Lee LeMaster
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 167 lb.
- High School Paintsville High School
- Debut September 2, 1975
- Final Game July 28, 1987
- Born June 19, 1954 in Portsmouth, OH USA
 Biographical Information
Playing for the San Francisco Giants, Johnnie LeMaster hit an inside-the-park home run in his first major-league at-bat, against the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 2, 1975; Don Sutton was the pitcher. He also hit an inside-the-park home run for his last major league home run, as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 5, 1985.
He was so skillful as a baseball player that the Giants' faithful nicknamed him "Johnny Disaster." In his last season as a Giant, in 1985, he wore a uniform with the name "Boo" on the back, in an attempt to amuse the boo birds in the stadium. In 1985, he played for 75% (San Francisco, the Cleveland Indians, and Pittsburgh) of the last-place teams in baseball. The three teams combined to finish 127 games under .500.
LeMaster's cousins include minor league pitcher Ron Salyer (1970-1977) and NFL linebacker Frank LeMaster.
LeMaster is the winningest coach in Pikeville College history.