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Leon Francis Riley

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Lee Riley, who played pro ball for 22 seasons, but just four games in the major leagues, was the father of an NFL player (Lee, Jr.) and an NBA player, and famed coach, Pat Riley. In 1941 he led the Can-Am League in homers (32) as player-manager of the Rome Colonels; his average (.391) was second in the league. He also led the Nebraska State League in batting as a player-manager in 1937-1938 with averages of .372 and .365, and led in RBI in 1938 (122) with the Beatrice Blues. He led the 1929 Western League in 3B (27) and the 1945 PONY League in HR (13 tied w/ Carl Sawatski). After retiring, he worked for Bishop Gibbons High School.


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Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1937 Beatrice Blues Nebraska State League 54-61 3rd Brooklyn Dodgers none
1938 Beatrice Blues Nebraska State League 62-54 3rd Brooklyn Dodgers
1940 Oneonta Indians Canadian-American League 62-63 5th none
1941 Rome Colonels Canadian-American League 66-58 3rd none Lost in 1st round
1945 Bradford Blue Wings PONY League 70-55 4th Philadelphia Phillies Lost in 1st round
1946 Bradford Blue Wings PONY League 58-66 4th Philadelphia Phillies Lost in 1st round
1947 Schenectady Blue Jays Canadian-American League 86-51 1st Philadelphia Phillies League Champs
1948 Schenectady Blue Jays Canadian-American League 69-68 5th Philadelphia Phillies
1949 Terre Haute Phillies Three-I League 69-56 3rd Philadelphia Phillies Lost in 1st round
1950 Utica Blue Sox Eastern League 64-73 5th Philadelphia Phillies
1951 Schenectady Blue Jays Eastern League 73-66 5th Philadelphia Phillies

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