Lee Driggers

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Malcolm Lee Driggers

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 5", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Lee Driggers played and managed in the minors and has coached in college.

Driggers was taken by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 63rd round of the 1968 amateur draft. He split 1969 between the Ogden Dodgers (0-2, Sv, 8.22, 33 BB in 23 IP) and Daytona Beach Dodgers (5.62 in 8 IP), his only season as a player. He returned to college, earning a bachelor's in physical education and a master's in education.

Lee later coached at Brenham High School, Willowridge High School, Abilene Cooper High School, Tarleton State University (1988) and Hardin-Simmons University (1989). He managed for two years in the Pittsburgh Pirates chain, 1990-1991. In 1996, he was hired to revive a McMurry University that had been dormant since 1949. He went 350-218-2 in 13 years there. The ballpark at McMurry is name Walt Driggers Field in honor of Lee's uncle Walt Driggers who's donation made the ballpark possible. In 2008, he moved to Wheaton College, going 23-19 in 2009 to tie the school record for wins. He was 24-16 in 2010, setting a new win mark. After four years at Wheaton, he moved to East Texas Baptist University for the 2013 season. He then moved to Union University for the 2015 season, retiring after the 2019 campaign.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1990 Augusta Pirates South Atlantic League 73-70 8th Pittsburgh Pirates
1991 Welland Pirates New York-Penn League 30-47 13th Pittsburgh Pirates