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Chet Lemon

Chester Earl Lemon (The Jet)

Positions: Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: February 12, 1955 in Jackson, Mississippi, US
High School: Fremont HS (Los Angeles, CA)
School: Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)

Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (22nd) of the 1972 MLB June Amateur Draft from Fremont HS (Los Angeles, CA).

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Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1972 17 -3.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--A OAK 71 303 269 51 73 13 1 3 24 7 3 22 54 .271 .344 .361 .705 97 9 1 2
1972 17 -3.6 Coos Bay-North Bend NORW A- OAK 38 162 140 33 40 8 1 2 16 6 3 14 24 .286 .373 .400 .773 56 6 1 1
1972 17 -4.0 Burlington MIDW A OAK 33 141 129 18 33 5 0 1 8 1 0 8 30 .256 .312 .318 .630 41 3 0 1
1973 18 -2.8 Burlington MIDW A OAK 113 485 392 73 121 21 1 19 88 10 7 77 82 .309 .435 .513 .947 201 11 4 1
1974 19 -3.7 Birmingham SOUL AA OAK 79 319 272 52 79 22 2 10 61 3 1 40 45 .290 .390 .496 .886 135 5 1 1
1975 20 -4.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CHW-OAK 135 573 497 83 146 22 8 13 82 28 6 62 72 .294 .376 .449 .825 223 6 4 4
1975 20 -4.7 Denver AA AAA CHW 70 288 254 40 78 15 6 8 49 11 2 25 35 .307 .373 .508 .881 129 3 4 2
1975 20 -5.2 Tucson PCL AAA OAK 65 285 243 43 68 7 2 5 33 17 4 37 37 .280 .379 .387 .766 94 3 0 2
1975 20 -7.5 Chicago AL MLB CHW 9 38 35 2 9 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 6 .257 .297 .314 .612 11 0 0 1 0 0
1976 21 -6.5 Chicago AL MLB CHW 132 497 451 46 111 15 5 4 38 13 7 28 65 .246 .298 .328 .626 148 9 7 7 4 0
1977 22 -5.5 Chicago AL MLB CHW 150 627 553 99 151 38 4 19 67 8 7 52 88 .273 .343 .459 .803 254 7 11 4 7 1
1978 23 -4.5 Chicago AL MLB CHW 105 416 357 51 107 24 6 13 55 5 9 39 46 .300 .377 .510 .887 182 11 8 8 4 2
1979 24 -3.8 Chicago AL MLB CHW 148 632 556 79 177 44 2 17 86 7 11 56 68 .318 .391 .496 .887 276 15 13 3 4 6
1980 25 -3.0 Chicago AL MLB CHW 147 604 514 76 150 32 6 11 51 6 6 71 56 .292 .388 .442 .830 227 12 12 4 3 6
1981 26 -2.7 Chicago AL MLB CHW 94 383 328 50 99 23 6 9 50 5 8 33 48 .302 .384 .491 .874 161 10 13 5 4 0
1982 27 -1.8 Detroit AL MLB DET 125 512 436 75 116 20 1 19 52 1 4 56 69 .266 .368 .447 .815 195 13 15 4 1 2
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1983 28 -0.8 Detroit AL MLB DET 145 573 491 78 125 21 5 24 69 0 7 54 70 .255 .350 .464 .814 228 11 20 4 4 1
1984 29 0.3 Detroit AL MLB DET 141 573 509 77 146 34 6 20 76 5 5 51 83 .287 .357 .495 .852 252 16 7 2 4 9
1985 30 1.1 Detroit AL MLB DET 145 575 517 69 137 28 4 18 68 0 2 45 93 .265 .334 .439 .773 227 5 10 0 3 3
1986 31 2.2 Detroit AL MLB DET 126 457 403 45 101 21 3 12 53 2 1 39 53 .251 .326 .407 .733 164 15 8 3 4 3
1987 32 3.6 Detroit AL MLB DET 146 553 470 75 130 30 3 20 75 0 0 70 82 .277 .376 .481 .857 226 17 8 0 5 1
1988 33 4.5 Detroit AL MLB DET 144 582 512 67 135 29 4 17 64 1 2 59 65 .264 .346 .436 .782 223 18 7 1 3 6
1989 34 5.5 Detroit AL MLB DET 127 472 414 45 98 19 2 7 47 1 5 46 71 .237 .323 .343 .666 142 7 8 2 2 3
1990 35 6.4 Detroit AL MLB DET 104 378 322 39 83 16 4 5 32 3 2 48 61 .258 .359 .379 .738 122 8 4 2 2 3
MLB (16 seasons) MLB 1988 7872 6868 973 1875 396 61 215 884 58 76 749 1024 .273 .355 .442 .797 3038 174 151 50 54 46
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 398 1680 1430 259 419 78 12 45 255 48 17 201 253 .293 .390 .459 .849 656 31 10 8
All Levels (19 Seasons) 2386 9552 8298 1232 2294 474 73 260 1139 106 93 950 1277 .276 .361 .445 .806 3694 174 182 60 62 46
A (2 seasons) Minors 146 626 521 91 154 26 1 20 96 11 7 85 112 .296 .407 .464 .871 242 14 4 2
AAA (1 season) Minors 135 573 497 83 146 22 8 13 82 28 6 62 72 .294 .376 .449 .825 223 6 4 4
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1972 17 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A- OAK 3B 46 135 29 88 18 7 .867 2.54
1972 17 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--A OAK SS 29 130 51 68 11 16 .915 4.10
1972 17 Coos Bay-North Bend NORW A- OAK 3B 13 38 7 26 5 1 .868 2.54
1972 17 Coos Bay-North Bend NORW A- OAK SS 28 128 49 68 11 15 .914 4.18
1972 17 Burlington MIDW A OAK 3B 33 97 22 62 13 6 .866 2.55
1972 17 Burlington MIDW A OAK SS 1 2 2 0 0 1 1.000 2.00
1973 18 Burlington MIDW A OAK 3B 104 319 91 195 33 15 .897 2.75
1973 18 Burlington MIDW A OAK SS 11 34 11 20 3 3 .912 2.82
1974 19 Birmingham SOUL AA OAK 3B 56 161 52 90 19 13 .882 2.54
1974 19 Birmingham SOUL AA OAK SS 16 81 32 45 4 9 .951 4.81
1975 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA OAK-CHW 3B 112 262 78 146 38 11 .855 2.00
1975 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CHW-OAK OF 10 21 21 0 0 0 1.000 2.10
1975 20 Tucson PCL AAA OAK 3B 57 134 45 70 19 6 .858 2.02
1975 20 Denver AA AAA CHW 3B 55 128 33 76 19 5 .852 1.98
1975 20 Tucson PCL AAA OAK OF 5 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 3.00
1975 20 Denver AA AAA CHW OF 5 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1.20
1975 20 Chicago AL MLB CHW 3B 6 43.0 13 5 7 1 0 .923 2.51 2.00
1975 20 Chicago AL MLB CHW CF 1
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1975 20 Chicago AL MLB CHW OF 1 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1976 21 Chicago AL MLB CHW CF 130
1976 21 Chicago AL MLB CHW LF 1
1976 21 Chicago AL MLB CHW OF 131 1043.0 368 353 12 3 1 .992 3.15 2.79
1977 22 Chicago AL MLB CHW CF 149
1977 22 Chicago AL MLB CHW OF 149 1302.0 536 512 12 12 2 .978 3.62 3.52
1978 23 Chicago AL MLB CHW CF 84
1978 23 Chicago AL MLB CHW OF 95 779.0 297 284 8 5 2 .983 3.37 3.07
1978 23 Chicago AL MLB CHW RF 12
1979 24 Chicago AL MLB CHW CF 147
1979 24 Chicago AL MLB CHW OF 147 1281.0 431 411 10 10 2 .977 2.96 2.86
1980 25 Chicago AL MLB CHW 2B 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1980 25 Chicago AL MLB CHW CF 139
1980 25 Chicago AL MLB CHW OF 139 1185.0 365 347 11 7 2 .981 2.72 2.58
1981 26 Chicago AL MLB CHW CF 93
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1981 26 Chicago AL MLB CHW OF 93 781.0 246 240 2 4 1 .984 2.79 2.60
1982 27 Detroit AL MLB DET CF 29
1982 27 Detroit AL MLB DET OF 121 1027.0 257 242 11 4 2 .984 2.22 2.09
1982 27 Detroit AL MLB DET RF 93
1983 28 Detroit AL MLB DET CF 145
1983 28 Detroit AL MLB DET OF 145 1258.0 417 406 6 5 3 .988 2.95 2.84
1984 29 Detroit AL MLB DET CF 140
1984 29 Detroit AL MLB DET OF 140 1208.0 435 427 6 2 1 .995 3.23 3.09
1985 30 Detroit AL MLB DET CF 144
1985 30 Detroit AL MLB DET OF 144 1272.0 421 411 6 4 3 .990 2.95 2.90
1986 31 Detroit AL MLB DET CF 124
1986 31 Detroit AL MLB DET OF 124 1002.0 327 316 6 5 1 .985 2.89 2.60
1987 32 Detroit AL MLB DET CF 145
1987 32 Detroit AL MLB DET OF 145 1171.0 357 350 4 3 1 .992 2.72 2.44
1988 33 Detroit AL MLB DET OF 144 1240.0 312 296 8 8 3 .974 2.21 2.11
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1988 33 Detroit AL MLB DET RF 144
1989 34 Detroit AL MLB DET OF 111 896.0 198 189 6 3 0 .985 1.96 1.76
1989 34 Detroit AL MLB DET RF 111
1990 35 Detroit AL MLB DET CF 3
1990 35 Detroit AL MLB DET OF 96 782.0 222 209 7 6 1 .973 2.49 2.25
1990 35 Detroit AL MLB DET RF 94
MLB (14 seasons) MLB CF 1473
MLB (16 seasons) MLB OF 1925 16235.0 5189 4993 115 81 25 .984 2.83 2.65
MLB (5 seasons) MLB RF 454
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 3B 318 877 250 519 108 46 .877 2.42
Minors (1 season) Minors OF 10 21 21 0 0 0 1.000 2.10
Minors (3 seasons) Minors SS 56 245 94 133 18 28 .927 4.05
All Levels (4 Seasons) 3B 324 43.0 890 255 526 109 46 .878 2.51 2.41
All Levels (14 Seasons) CF 1473
All Levels (16 Seasons) OF 1935 16235.0 5210 5014 115 81 25 .984 2.83 2.65
All Levels (5 Seasons) RF 454
All Levels (3 Seasons) SS 56 245 94 133 18 28 .927 4.05
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1972 17 Coos Bay-North Bend A's Northwest League A-
1972 17 Burlington Bees Midwest League A
1973 18 Burlington Bees Midwest League A
1974 19 Birmingham A's Southern League AA
1975 20 Denver Bears American Association AAA
1975 20 Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League AAA
1975 20 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1975-09-09 1975-09-28
1976 21 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1976-04-09 1976-10-03
1977 22 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1977-04-07 1977-10-02
1978 23 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1978-04-07 1978-09-30
1979 24 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1979-04-06 1979-09-30
1980 25 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1980-04-10 1980-10-05
1981 26 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1981-04-10 1981-10-03
1982 27 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1982-04-14 1982-10-03
1983 28 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1983-04-05 1983-10-02
1984 29 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1984-04-03 1984-09-30
1985 30 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1985-04-08 1985-10-06
1986 31 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1986-04-07 1986-10-05
1987 32 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1987-04-06 1987-10-04
1988 33 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1988-04-04 1988-10-02
1989 34 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1989-04-04 1989-10-01
1990 35 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 1990-04-09 1990-10-03

Sabr ID: e57a5b30

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