Lee Ballanfant

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Edward Lee Ballanfant

  • Height 5' 8½", Weight 150 lb.
  • Bats Right, Throws Right

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Biographical Information[edit]

Lee Ballanfant was a National League umpire from 1936 to 1957.

From 1915 to 1919, Ballanfant played semi-pro ball and served in the Army. He was a minor league infielder from 1920 to 1925, in small Southwestern leagues. In 1925 he served as player/manager for the Greenville Hunters for part of the year. He also managed at Greenville in 1926. He retired after suffering a broken leg.

Ballanfant began umpiring in the Lone Star League in 1927-1928, then moved on to the Texas League from 1929 to 1935.

After retiring from umpiring, Ballanfant was a scout for the Houston Astros from 1964 to 1970 and the Texas Rangers from 1973 to 1981.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1923 Sulphur Springs Lions East Texas League 5th replaced Roy Eichord
1925 Greenville Hunters East Texas League 3rd replaced Walt Alexander

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