Sad to hear that former pitcher Lee Pfund died Thursday June 2, 2016. My condolences to his family and friends. Wrote this in 2013, honoring Mr. pfund. Rest in peace sir.
Lee Pfund then
|Lee Pfund||10/10/1919||Oak Park, IL||14|
His full name is Le Roy Herbert Pfund.
1939 – 1941 Signed by the St. Louis Cardinal and sent to the Columbus, Ohio and Mobile, Alabama farm teams. Played in the minor leagues for three seasons while teaching junior high and coaching during the off season.
1941 Broke into professional baseball in the Georgia/Florida League
1942 – 1943 During off season taught math at Longfellow Junior High School and coached grade school baseball teams
On November 1, 1944 he was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1944 rule 5 draft, and played for the Dodgers in 1945.
Pfund made his debut against the New York Giants. Playing for Leo Durocher he had a very successful first season. While with the Dodgers, Lee chose not to play on Sundays, citing…
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