Saturday, June 7, 2014


Lenny Green was the original center fielder of the Minnesota Twins.  He led the team in plate appearances in both 1961 and 1962 and was rock solid in each of them.  He was an excellent fielder with good speed and decent pop.  Those first two seasons in Minnesota were by far the finest of his twelve year big league career.  He slumped in 1963, eventually losing his job to rookie sensation Jimmie Hall.  With the emergence of another great rookie outfielder in 1964 (this time some kid named Oliva), there was no room left on the roster for Green.  He was dealt to the Angels in early June.

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