Reds Hall of Famer Lee May dies at age 74


Cincinnati Reds fans are mourning as Reds Hall-of-Famer Lee May has died. He was 74.

The Reds organization issued a statement, extending condolences to the family, friends and former teammates of Lee May, who played for the home team from 1965 to 1971.

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"We are deeply saddened to lose the Big Bopper,” Rick Walls, executive director of the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum said in a prepared statement. “Lee May was a friend of the hall and of everyone with whom he came in contact. Our condolences go out to Lee's family during this difficult time. We will always remember him for his contributions to the Reds, but also for his humor and genuine kindness."

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May led the Reds in home runs for three seasons and was the team’s most valuable player in 1971, when he hit 39 home runs and knocked in 98 runs, according to the release.

May was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2006, along with Tom Browning and Tom Seaver.


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