Primary Position: Outfield
Full Name: George Lee Nicknames: Daddy Long Legs
Date of Birth: March 20, 1933
Current Residence: O’Fallon, Missouri
High School: Dillard High School, Goldsboro
College: Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn.
Bats: L Throws: R Height and Weight: 6-4, 200
Debut Year: 1959 Final Year: 1967 Years Played: 9
Team(s) and Years: Chicago Cubs, 1959-62; St. Louis Cardinals, 1963; N.Y. Mets, 1964; Cubs, 1965-67
Awards/Honors: All-Star, 1961-62; Boys of Summer Top 100
G AB H R RBI HR BA. OBP. SLG. WAR
991 3091 832 409 403 101 .269 .329 432 +13.0
Awards/Honors: Boys of Summer Top 100
George Altman’s playing career spanned almost three decades, crossed two continents and embraced white, black and Asian cultures. It was a journey that started in the Negro Leagues, where he played under the universally beloved Buck O’Neil, made a nine-year stop in the major leagues, where he was an all-star, and ended finally in Tokyo, where he swatted home runs into his 40s.