Lee May was a home run hitting first baseman and consistent RBI producer for Cincinnati, Houston and Baltimore. He hit 340 doubles, 353 home runs and drove in over 90 runs eight times during his 18-year major league career. In 1967 he was the NL's 'Rookie of the Year'. In 1968, Lee May's power numbers started climbing and he finished with 22 for the year, to begin a streak of 11 consecutive years with 20 or more homers. He slugged 38 in 1969, 34 in 1970 and a career high 39 in 1971. Lee May's heavy hitting helped the Reds win the pennant in 1970. In their World Series loss to the Orioles, he batted .389 and led the team with 8 RBI's. After the 1971 season, he was traded to the Astros and hit 29 HR's and 98 RBI's in 1972.
In June 1973, he hit 3 homers in one game and finished the year with 28 HR's and 105 RBI's. Lee May was traded to the Orioles, led the AL with 109 RBI's while helping the Orioles win the pennant. Lee May's career: .267 BA, 2031 hits in 7609 at bats, 340 D's, 354 HR's, 1244 RBI's, 1570 K's, .459 slg/pct. baseballhistorian.com