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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Jerry Lumpe Dies

RIP, Jerry Lumpe, KC A’s stalwart.

Vrhovnik Posted: August 17, 2014 at 12:56 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: athletics, history, kansas city, tigers, yankees

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   1. Bruce Markusen Posted: August 17, 2014 at 10:15 PM (#4773180)
He had a funny name (pronounced Lumpy), but he was a pretty good second baseman in his day. He had a great year in 1962, when he hit .301 with 10 home runs, good enough to represent the A's in the All-Star Game. I'll always remember him as the second baseman who preceded Dick Green, who became a stalwart on the A's championship teams.

Lumpe was originally a Yankee property who was traded to Kansas City in the deal that brought Hector Lopez and Ralph Terry to the Yankees. And then Lumpe ended up being traded to the Tigers as part of a deal for Rocky Colavito.
   2. ursus arctos Posted: August 17, 2014 at 10:43 PM (#4773199)
What Bruce said. A guy whose name provided endless amusement to my four year old self, but a decent player with a good career and one very good year.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 17, 2014 at 10:54 PM (#4773206)
I believe I made an all-Kansas City A's team once, and he was easily the second baseman. Solid player, and a local kid to boot.
   4. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: August 17, 2014 at 11:09 PM (#4773215)
Jerry Lumpe fondling Norm Siebern's bat... RIP, the years go by quickly.
   5. Steve Treder Posted: August 18, 2014 at 11:52 AM (#4773471)
Lumpe's was one of my favorite Strat-o-Matic cards from the 1965 season. He was the archetypal scrappy second baseman with limited tools but abundant skills and smarts -- just the sort of player I imagined I myself to be.

Hey, I was eight years old.

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