Lem Hunter

From BR Bullpen

Robert Lemuel Hunter

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

BR page

Biographical Information[edit]

Lem Hunter was, for a while, the oldest-living major leaguer. He lived to the age of 93. Although his one year in the majors was in 1883, he was still alive when Jackie Robinson finished his major league career. Hunter was also noted for being involved in a major fight with Hugh Daily (Jack Glasscock and Fred Dunlap were on Lem's side). See the SABR biography of Hugh Daily.

His name was Robert Lemuel Hunter. While a number of major leaguers had the first or middle name Lemuel, Hunter is the only one remembered with the first name "Lem".

Hunter played both outfield and pitcher in his one big-league game. He got a hit at the plate, and allowed only one earned run, although several unearned runs scored. At age 20, Lem was the second-youngest player for the 1883 Cleveland Blues that year, while Hugh Daily at age 35 was the oldest.

Lem also played for Toledo in 1883.

Related Sites[edit]