Chet Lemon Stats

Chet Lemon was born on Saturday, February 12, 1955, in Jackson, Mississippi. Lemon was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 9, 1975, with the Chicago White Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Chet Lemon baseball stats page.

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"(Chet) Lemon remembered his move to the outfield more vividly. 'In late 1975 when I was with the Sox, I was at third base and a groundball was hit towards the middle. I started running and cut in front of the shortstop and actually wound up around Jorge Orta -- at second base,' he said. 'The very next day I was on the top step of the dugout, it was early in the day since I'd always be one of the first guys to show up. Chuck Tanner , the Sox Source )

Chet Lemon

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Chet "The Jet" Lemon Autograph on a 1980 Topps (#589)

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Birth Name:
Chester Earl Lemon ( Twitter : @ChetLemon44 )
Nickname:
Chet - The Jet
Born On:
02-12-1955  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Jackson, Mississippi
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Fremont High School (Los Angeles, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
09-09-1975 (Age 20)
Last Game:
10-03-1990
Draft:
1972 : 1st Round (22nd)

Chet Lemon

Chet Lemon Pitching Stats

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Chet Lemon Hitting Stats

1975 20 White Sox 9 35 2 9 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 6 1 0 0 0 .257 .297 .314
1976 21 White Sox 132 451 46 111 15 5 4 0 38 28 0 65 7 4 7 9 .246 .298 .328
1977 22 White Sox 150 553 99 151 38 4 19 0 67 52 1 88 4 7 11 7 .273 .343 .459
1978 23 White Sox 105 357 51 107 24 6 13 0 55 39 2 46 8 4 8 11 .300 .377 .510
1979 24 White Sox 148 556 79 177 44 2 17 0 86 56 6 68 3 4 13 15 .318 .391 .496
1980 25 White Sox 147 514 76 150 32 6 11 0 51 71 6 56 4 3 12 12 .292 .388 .442
1981 26 White Sox 94 328 50 99 23 6 9 0 50 33 0 48 5 4 13 10 .302 .384 .491
1982 27 Tigers 125 436 75 116 20 1 19 0 52 56 2 69 4 1 15 13 .266 .368 .447
1983 28 Tigers 145 491 78 125 21 5 24 0 69 54 1 70 4 4 20 11 .255 .350 .464
1984 29 Tigers 141 509 77 146 34 6 20 1 76 51 9 83 2 4 7 16 .287 .357 .495
1985 30 Tigers 145 517 69 137 28 4 18 0 68 45 3 93 0 3 10 5 .265 .334 .439
1986 31 Tigers 126 403 45 101 21 3 12 0 53 39 3 53 3 4 8 15 .251 .326 .407
1987 32 Tigers 146 470 75 130 30 3 20 0 75 70 1 82 0 5 8 17 .277 .376 .481
1988 33 Tigers 144 512 67 135 29 4 17 0 64 59 6 65 1 3 7 18 .264 .346 .436
1989 34 Tigers 127 414 45 98 19 2 7 0 47 46 3 71 2 2 8 7 .237 .323 .343
1990 35 Tigers 104 322 39 83 16 4 5 0 32 48 3 61 2 2 4 8 .258 .359 .379
16 Years 1,988 6,868 973 1,875 396 61 215 1 884 749 46 1,024 50 54 151 174 .273 .355 .442

Chet Lemon

Chet Lemon Fielding Stats

1975 White Sox 3B 6 5 129 13 2.2 12 5 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .923 2.51
1975 White Sox CF 1 1 24 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1976 White Sox CF 130 118 3,126 373 2.9 370 358 12 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .992 3.20
1976 White Sox LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1977 White Sox CF 149 149 3,903 533 3.6 521 509 12 12 2 n/a n/a n/a .977 3.60
1978 White Sox CF 84 83 2,070 254 3.0 251 245 6 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .988 3.27
1978 White Sox RF 11 11 264 40 3.6 38 37 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .950 3.89
1979 White Sox CF 147 147 3,843 432 2.9 422 411 11 10 2 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.96
1980 White Sox 2B 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1980 White Sox CF 139 135 3,555 361 2.6 354 343 11 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.69
1981 White Sox CF 93 94 2,343 247 2.7 243 241 2 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.80
1982 Tigers CF 27 25 651 65 2.4 65 63 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.70
1982 Tigers RF 96 92 2,427 191 2.0 187 177 10 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.08
1983 Tigers CF 144 139 3,741 417 2.9 412 403 9 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.97
1983 Tigers RF 2 1 33 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1984 Tigers CF 140 135 3,621 438 3.1 436 430 6 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .995 3.25
1985 Tigers CF 144 143 3,816 420 2.9 416 412 4 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.94
1986 Tigers CF 124 111 3,003 325 2.6 320 314 6 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.88
1987 Tigers CF 145 130 3,513 355 2.4 352 348 4 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .992 2.71
1988 Tigers RF 144 141 3,720 312 2.2 304 295 9 8 3 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.21
1989 Tigers RF 111 103 2,688 199 1.8 196 190 6 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .985 1.97
1990 Tigers CF 3 2 54 4 1.3 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1990 Tigers RF 94 86 2,295 216 2.3 210 203 7 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.47
CF Totals 1,470 1,412 37,263 4,224 2.9 4,166 4,081 85 58 19 n/a n/a n/a .986 3.02
RF Totals 458 434 11,427 958 2.1 935 902 33 23 6 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.21
3B Totals 6 5 129 13 2.2 12 5 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .923 2.51
2B Totals 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
LF Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
16 Years 1,936 1,851 48,828 5,195 2.7 5,113 4,988 125 82 25 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.83

Chet Lemon

Chet Lemon Miscellaneous Stats

1975 White Sox 1 0 1.000 1 0 2 0.0 5.8 35.0 - - -
1976 White Sox 13 7 .650 3 4 0 112.8 6.9 11.9 - - -
1977 White Sox 8 7 .533 0 1 0 29.1 6.3 8.3 - - -
1978 White Sox 5 9 .357 3 0 10 27.5 7.8 6.5 - - -
1979 White Sox 7 11 .389 0 0 1 32.7 8.2 6.5 - - -
1980 White Sox 6 6 .500 4 1 6 46.7 9.2 10.1 - - -
1981 White Sox 5 8 .385 0 0 0 36.4 6.8 6.6 - - -
1982 Tigers 1 4 .200 3 0 1 22.9 6.3 8.4 - - -
1983 Tigers 0 7 .000 2 0 0 20.5 7.0 7.1 - - -
1984 Tigers 5 5 .500 4 0 1 25.5 6.1 6.7 - - -
1985 Tigers 0 2 .000 1 0 0 28.7 5.6 7.6 - - -
1986 Tigers 2 1 .667 10 0 0 33.6 7.6 7.6 - - -
1987 Tigers 0 0 .000 14 0 0 23.5 5.7 6.3 - - -
1988 Tigers 1 2 .333 3 0 0 30.1 7.9 8.0 - - -
1989 Tigers 1 5 .167 14 0 14 59.1 5.8 8.8 - - -
1990 Tigers 3 2 .600 12 0 6 64.4 5.3 10.1 - - -
16 Years 58 76 .433 74 6 41 31.9 6.7 7.8 - - -

Chet Lemon

Chet Lemon Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1975 Chicago White Sox 2 $15,000.00 - -
1976 Chicago White Sox 44 $19,000.00 - -
1977 Chicago White Sox 44 $45,500.00 - -
1978 Chicago White Sox 44 Undetermined Stats -
1979 Chicago White Sox 44 Undetermined Stats -
1980 Chicago White Sox 44 Undetermined - -
1981 Chicago White Sox 44 Undetermined - -
1982 Detroit Tigers 34 Undetermined - -
1983 Detroit Tigers 34 Undetermined - -
1984 Detroit Tigers 34 Undetermined Stats Stats
1985 Detroit Tigers 34 $670,000.00 - -
1986 Detroit Tigers 34 $698,571.00 - -
1987 Detroit Tigers 34 $698,571.00 - -
1988 Detroit Tigers 34 $828,571.00 - -
1989 Detroit Tigers 34 $828,571.00 - -
1990 Detroit Tigers 34 $828,571.00 - -

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As with many baseball players, baseball was not the only sport that Lemon played in his youth. At Fremont High School, Lemon was a running back on the football team. One of his lead blockers was another running back by the name of Ricky Bell, who would become a Consensus All-American running back at the University of Southern California and would later be selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the first overall pick in the 1977 NFL Draft.

"On July 24, 1983 , the Detroit Tigers defeated the California Angels , 4-3 in twelve innings, at Anaheim Stadium. In the bottom of the twelfth inning with two outs, Tigers centerfielder Chet Lemon made a game-saving catch, leaping above the wall, to take a game-winning home run away from Rod Carew of the Angels . In 1986, WDIV-TV (Detroit, MI) used that game footage and additional footage of Chet Lemon for Tigers games promos:

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