Chester Earl Lemon
The Jet Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.
Born: February 12, 1955 in Jackson, MS
High School: Fremont HS (Los Angeles, CA) by the Drafted Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1972 amateur draft.
( All Transactions) Debut: September 9, 1975 (Age 20)
vs. CAL 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Tigers/WhiteSox 1975-1990 Final Game: October 3, 1990 (Age 35)
vs. NYY 5 AB, 3 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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News -- September 2013
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