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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Charlie Lea, former major league pitcher, found dead at Collierville home

Charlie Lea...RIP.

Former major league pitcher Charlie Lea, a star at Kingsbury High and then-Memphis State University before embarking on a successful pro career, was found dead in his Collierville home Friday. He was 54.

Collierville Police Chief Larry Goodwin said Lea died of a suspected heart attack.

Winner of 62 games in an eight-year major league career that ended with the Minnesota Twins in 1988, Lea pitched a no-hitter for the Montreal Expos against the San Francisco Giants in 1981, and was the starting and winning pitcher for the National League in the 1984 All-Star Game.

Repoz Posted: November 12, 2011 at 03:38 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Most Interesting Man In The World Posted: November 12, 2011 at 04:06 AM (#3991666)
Damn, I am really starting to feel old now. RIP Charlie.
   2. MM1f Posted: November 12, 2011 at 05:57 AM (#3991706)
His son pitched for Mississippi State and Louisville and I believe would have been a pro prospect if not for injuries.
   3. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: November 12, 2011 at 06:41 AM (#3991710)
Damn shame. I remember him when he started - it's when I began watching baseball. Thought he might really be something, but then he got injured. Maybe the first promising pitcher I remember getting derailed by injuries.

On Sept. 26, 1983, Bob Forsch of Cards threw a no-hitter against the Expos.

On Sept. 27, 1983, Charlie Lea of the Expos defeated the Cardinals, 10-4.

Rough week for winning pitchers in that series. LOOK OUT BRYN SMITH.
   4. morineko Posted: November 12, 2011 at 02:48 PM (#3991768)
Only saw him pitch during his last season. Everything ends too soon.
   5. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: November 12, 2011 at 02:58 PM (#3991770)
My first baseball card, I think.
RIP, Mr. Lea...
   6. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: November 12, 2011 at 04:41 PM (#3991831)
I guess his name on almost every Sporcle pitcher quiz I take.
   7. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: November 12, 2011 at 05:41 PM (#3991874)
54? What is that? Way, way too soon.
   8. Scott Lange Posted: November 12, 2011 at 06:35 PM (#3991905)
His son pitched for Mississippi State and Louisville and I believe would have been a pro prospect if not for injuries.


That same son was a lawyer at my firm, and worked in the office next to me until leaving a few months ago to clerk for Clarence Thomas. There's some talent in that family.

RIP.

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