# Who am I?

I absolutely love this photo (which is a clipping from Sports Illustrated, I’m certain), but I don’t know who it is. Photo on the back shows Bob Lemon (I believe) in a blue TC hat. Too good not share, in any case.

### 14 LTEs written in response to Who am I?

• And this photo has to be worth, what, $2M-$3M at least, right?

• brianS

depending on the frame, of course.

• Jim Lemon, maybe. The nose and lips look very similar. (Was the TC batting coach from 1965-67.)

• I’m with Bootsy. That’s definitely a fungo bat.

• sean

And Jim batted right-handed. Anyone know how long a fungo bat is? B-R lists Jim as 6’4″.

• Wiki says between 35 and 37 inches.

• sean

Crudely measuring shows the person to be 1.8 fungos high. If we assume the fungo is 35 inches long, then Jim would be 2.17 fungos tall. Considering the person is bending over some and has his knees bent, I think it’s reasonable to assume the person is on the order of six feet tall.

• Get this on a plaque.

• You’re absolutely right about Jim, not Bob, although on second look the photo on the back is not Jim Lemon either.

I never meant to imply that this fungo-hitting coach on the front was Jim Lemon, though. I have all the SI issues with Twins on the cover, but this is probably from an article on the Twins that was not a cover story. Need to nail down the year(s) and then check out the coaching staff(s), I guess.

• Yeah, it does look a bit like Jim Lemon, after some ‘net digging. I would think a batting coach wouldn’t be hitting IF, but who knows?

I find it interesting how he hits fungo, though. Typically a RH batter will throw the ball up left handed.

• I had to sit up and mime it out, but that’s how I hit infield balls as well, keeping my bottom (left) hand on the bat.

• Moss

Did you rule out Chet Lemon?

• brianS