Leon Francis Riley
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 185 lb.
- High School Princeton (NE) High School, Cathedral Catholic High School (Lincoln)
- Debut April 19, 1944
- Final Game April 30, 1944
- Born August 20, 1906 in Princeton, NE USA
- Died September 13, 1970 in Schenectady, NY USA
Lee Riley, who played pro ball for 22 seasons, but just four games in the major leagues, was the father of an NFL player (Lee, Jr.) and an NBA player, and famed coach, Pat Riley.
In 1941 he led the Can-Am League in homers (32) as player-manager of the Rome Colonels; his average (.391) was second in the league. He also led the Nebraska State League in batting as a player-manager in 1937-1938 with averages of .372 and .365, and led in RBI in 1938 (122) with the Beatrice Blues. He led the 1929 Western League in 3B (27) and the 1945 PONY League in HR (13 tied with Carl Sawatski).
After retiring, he worked for Bishop Gibbons High School as a maintenance man.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1937||Beatrice Blues||Nebraska State League||54-61||3rd||Brooklyn Dodgers||none|
|1938||Beatrice Blues||Nebraska State League||62-54||3rd||Brooklyn Dodgers|
|1940||Oneonta Indians||Canadian-American League||62-63||5th||none|
|1941||Rome Colonels||Canadian-American League||66-58||3rd||none||Lost in 1st round|
|1945||Bradford Blue Wings||PONY League||70-55||4th||Philadelphia Phillies||Lost in 1st round|
|1946||Bradford Blue Wings||PONY League||58-66||4th||Philadelphia Phillies||Lost in 1st round|
|1947||Schenectady Blue Jays||Canadian-American League||86-51||1st||Philadelphia Phillies||League Champs|
|1948||Schenectady Blue Jays||Canadian-American League||69-68||5th||Philadelphia Phillies|
|1949||Terre Haute Phillies||Three-I League||69-56||3rd||Philadelphia Phillies||Lost in 1st round|
|1950||Utica Blue Sox||Eastern League||64-73||5th||Philadelphia Phillies|
|1951||Schenectady Blue Jays||Eastern League||73-66||5th||Philadelphia Phillies|