Reds Hall of Famer Lee May dies at 74


Lee May, a three-time All-Star with 354 career home runs, passed away on July 29 at the age of 74. 

Details of his passing are not known.

May, known as the Big Bopper, was a fierce hitter who hit 20 or more home runs and 80 or more RBI in 11 consecutive seasons. In 1976, he led the American League in RBI (109).

The slugging first baseman and designated hitter played 18-seasons for the Cincinnati Reds (1965–71), Houston Astros (1972–74), Baltimore Orioles (1975–80) and Kansas City Royals (1981–82). 

He retired after the 1982 season with a career .267 batting average and 1,244 RBI.

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