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Edward Lee Ballanfant

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

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[edit] Biographical Information

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.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

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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