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Leroy Bobby Stanton (born April 10, 1946 in Latta, South Carolinamarker), is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He played all or part of nine seasons in the majors, from to . He played in the New York Mets, California Angels ant the Seattle Mariners. He also played one season in Japanmarker for the Hanshin Tigers in .

Professional career

New York Mets

Stanton played two seasons with the Mets. In limited paying time he had five hits in 25 at bats with two RBIs and one double.

On December 10, , Stanton was traded by the Mets with Francisco Estrada, Don Rose, and Nolan Ryan to the California Angels for Jim Fregosi, this is concidered on of the worst trades the Mets have ever made.

California Angels

Stanton hit three home runs in a July 10, game against the Baltimore Orioles to tie an Angel record. He led California with 14 home runs and 82 RBIs in .

Halos Heaven, a Los Angeles Angels blog, ranked Stanton as the 68th best Angel in franchise history saying; "Stanton saw a lot of action as an Angel, never truly excelling into greatness, never swooning into uselessness. That is why he and his 594 games under the Halo stand at number 68."

In five season with the Angels Stanton played 594 games with 443 hits, 47 home runs and 242 RBIs.

Seattle Mariners

Stanton was selected by the Mariners in the 1976 Major League Baseball expansion draft. In , Stanton hit a career high 27 home runs for the Mariners.

In two seasons with the M's, Stanton played 226 games acquiring 180 hits, 30 home runs and 114 RBIs.

See also

References

  1. The 100 Greatest Angels - #68, Leroy Stanton halosheaven.com

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