Bob Lemon

  • American athlete
  • Born September 22, 1920
  • Died January 11, 2000

Robert Granville Lemon (September 22, 1920 – January 11, 2000) was an American right-handed pitcher and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). Lemon was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a player in 1976. Lemon was raised in California where he played high school baseball and was the state player of the year in 1938. At the age of 17, Lemon began his professional baseball career in the Cleveland Indians organization, with whom he played for his entire professional career. Lemon was called up to Cleveland's major league team as a utility player in 1941.

The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.

I had bad days on the field. But I didn't take them home with me. I left them in a bar along the way home.

Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up.

I don't care how long you've been around, you'll never see it all.