A former 1st round draft pick of the Oakland Athletics, Chet “The Jet” Lemon broken into The Bigs with the Chicago White Sox in 1975, becoming their starting center fielder the next season at the age of 21.
Starting in 1977, he put up nice offensive numbers, consistently putting up an OPS above league average for all but two of his 15 seasons playing Major League Baseball.
Lemon made three All-Star Games with his last one coming in 1984.
That season, Lemon helped guide the Detroit Tigers to a World Series victory, batting .287 with 20 home runs and 34 doubles.
While not a Gold Glove winner, Lemon ranked high in several fielding metrics, including #1 in Fielding % and #4 in Range Factor / 9 innings in center field.
Lemon retired following the 1990 season after suffering from a spleen disease.
Life after baseball treated him well, he has went on to coach AAU teams as well as at the high school level where he led the Eustis High School to a Florida State Championship in 2003.