June 16, 1948 He soon becomes the star player and Billy Martin, manager of the Detroit Tigers, visits the prison and promises Ron a tryout. copyright=new Date(); Detroit Tigers manager Billy Martin heard about Ron LeFlore when LeFlore was serving time in prison for armed robbery. Are you a Stathead, too? Instead of judging a team's success -- or failure -- based on a shortened season, Sam Miller lists one positive memory each club can hold on to this winter. Much of the play-by-play, game results, and transaction information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. Where what happened yesterday is being preserved today. Win Expectancy, Run Expectancy, and Leverage Index calculations provided by Tom Tango of InsideTheBook.com, and co-author of The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball. Full Site Menu. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Ron LeFlore baseball stats page. We present them here for purely educational purposes. Ron LeFlore | One in a Million (IMDB) | September 26, 1978 | Gimbel Productions All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. For Player stats… On September 26, 1978, CBS aired a movie called One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story. Total Zone Rating and initial framework for Wins above Replacement calculations provided by Sean Smith. The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball. Born: You are now watching Ron Leflore. To view this Strat-O-Matic card, you must have purchased and be logged in as a Strat-O-Matic Baseball 365 team. from the SABR BioProject, More Ron LeFlore Pages at Baseball Reference, Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Wednesday, November 4, 10:58PM. The Ron LeFlore page is available to be sponsored: Sponsor this Page---Attach your name/company to the Ron LeFlore page and (1) help support The Baseball Cube (2) remove ads from this page for other visitors. Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. Total Zone Rating and initial framework for Wins above Replacement calculations provided by Sean Smith. One night Ron leads two friends in an armed robbery, is caught and sentenced to 5 to 15 years in the State Prison. Become a Stathead & surf this site ad-free. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Week in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. Ron's cousin, Todd Steverson, had a brief big league career and most recently served as hitting coach for the White Sox. LeFlore’s father, John, had lost his job working in a car factory, and drank heavily, creating a rift between himself and his family. This Ron LeFlore baseball card checklist includes every known baseball card that Ron LeFlore has appeared on, in chronological order. (Age 26-046d, He played his last game at the end of the 1982 season. Year AVG Rank; 1979.300: 15th in AL: 1978.297: 9th in AL: 1977.325: 5th in AL: 1976.316 Two years later, LeFlore stole ninety-seven bases with the Montreal Expos, leading all National League base thieves in swiped bags, making him the first player in baseball history to lead both leagues in stolen bases.    vs. TEX 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB, Rookie Status: making a donation to Baseball Almanac : Ronald LeFlore (born June 16, 1948) is an American former Major League Baseball center fielder. September 3, 1982 Or write about sports? Your Account; Logout; Login; Create Account; You are here: BR Home Page > MLB Players > L Listing > Ron LeFlore Statistics and History. Ron LeFlore Stats, Fantasy & News. He played in 18 games and had 2 home runs and 9 RBI. A baseball card checklist for Ron LeFlore that includes every baseball card in our Baseball Card Database. Ron gets an early parole and makes the Tigers minor league team. Ron LeFlore Stats Ron LeFlore was born on Wednesday, June 16, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan. He was arrested briefly on two occasions for failure to make child support payments. Detroit Tigers manager Billy Martin heard about Ron LeFlore when LeFlore was serving time in prison for armed robbery. 11,139th in MLB history) Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. Are you a Stathead, too? Get the latest news, stats, videos, highlights and more about designated hitter Ron LeFlore on ESPN. Some high school data is courtesy David McWater. What's next for the Mets after Steve Cohen's purchase? a privately run / non-commercial site in need of financial assistance. Appearances. During his nine-year career, the husky, fleet-footed outfielder averaged almost 50 base-thefts per season and once stole 97. Become a Stathead & surf this site ad-free. Many thanks to him. All rights reserved. Major League and Minor League Baseball data provided by Major League Baseball. Ron LeFlore Baseball Cards. (Age 26-046d, August 1, 1974 Ron changes his attitude, joins the prison baseball team and works towards getting an early parole so he can help his brother. Do you have a blog? Full-year historical Major League statistics provided by Pete Palmer and Gary Gillette of Hidden Game Sports.    vs. MIL 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB, Last Game: Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? All images are property the copyright holder and are displayed here for informational purposes only. - Ron LeFlore in Baseball Digest (June 1975, Phil Elderkin), Ron LeFlore Autograph on a 1983 Donruss (#543), Ron LeFlore Miscellaneous Items of Interest. The similarity scores method chooses players for some reason who were not as prominent as LeFlore, with perhaps the best-known of the comparisons being Mookie Wilson. With strong, powerful legs and blazing speed, LeFlore was perfectly suited for stealing bases and beating out infield grounders for hits. Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season, View Player Bio September 3, 1982 Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Ron LeFlore career batting statistics for Major League, Minor League, and postseason baseball More Ron LeFlore Pages at Baseball Reference. All Rights Reserved by Baseball Almanac, Inc.Hosted by Hosting 4 Less. Full-year historical Major League statistics provided by Pete Palmer and Gary Gillette of Hidden Game Sports. He played six seasons with the Detroit Tigers before being traded to the Montreal Expos.