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Lee Lacy was one of the many talented players who were drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the late 1960s. Lacy went on to have a 16-year career, mostly as a role player but becoming a regular after the age of 35.

Although Lacy was originally a second baseman from 1972 to 1976, he gradually moved to the outfield while Davey Lopes, originally an outfielder, became the Dodger second baseman. It wasn't until 1978 that Lacy played more games in the outfield than in the infield. When he became a regular player late in his career, he racked up the outfield games, so that when he retired he had 1006 lifetime games in the outfield, 275 at second base, and 32 at third base.

He always seemed to be in the World Series during the first half of his career, playing in four different Series during the 1970s. He was part of the "We are Family" Pittsburgh Pirates team in 1979. Lacy had joined the Pirates after slugging over .500 for the Dodgers in 1978. In 1980 with the Pirates, he hit .335 and slugged .511. He hit over .300 from 1982-1984 as well, finishing second in the National League with a .321 average in 1984. In the 1980s, he also became a basestealer, with a high of 40 stolen bases in 1982.

Playing winter ball in the Mexican Pacific League with the Naranjeros de Hermosillo in 1971-72, he set the record of 11 consecutive hits, which still stands.

In 1989, Lacy played for the West Palm Beach Tropics of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. He hit .314 with 7 homers and 45 RBI for the club. In 1990, he was with the Daytona Beach Explorers, also of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. He was batting .444 in 3 games when the league folded.

Lacy's daughter, Jennifer Lacy, plays in the WNBA.

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