Lionel Harris

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Lionel Harris

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Lionel Harris played for the Australian national team in the 1980 Amateur World Series, 1982 Amateur World Series, 1985 Asian Championship (leading with 7 home runs) and 1985 Intercontinental Cup, in which he was named an All-Star outfielder alongside Luis Casanova and Yung-Tai Sung. He was the lone All-Star from a sub-.500 country (Australia was 1-6) even though both Team USA and Team Canada had future major leaguers and were under .500. He was a Claxton Shield All-Star in 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1985 and won the batting title in 1981.

He hit .296/.339/.574 with 6 homers in 33 games for the Parramatta Patriots in the 1989-1990 Australian Baseball League, the ABL's first season. He was 4th in the league in slugging. He was named to the "B" All-Star team in the outfield. It was his only ABL season.

In 2006, he was inducted into the Baseball Australia Hall of Fame.