Lee McElwee

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Leland Stanford McElwee

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Biographical Information[edit]

Lee McElwee is buried in the Lowell Cemetery in Lowell, MA. Lee was born in La Mesa, CA, and apparently named after the founder of Stanford University, Leland Stanford, but attended college all the way across the country at Bowdoin College in Maine. Whitey Witt was at Bowdoin at the same time.

Lee played 54 games for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1916, in the year that he left college, and then never again played major league ball. Lee's batting average was well above the team's average, but he got few walks and had little power. His overall fielding percentage was about .900, similar to that of the team's regular shortstop, his Bowdoin teammate Witt, and the regular third baseman Charlie Pick. Lee played more third base than any other position, appearing sometimes in the outfield.

McElwee played at least three seasons in the minors after his major league season.

Related Sites[edit]

Find-A-Grave Memorial for Lee McElwee