Sox Acquire Lenhardt from Browns: Majeski, Lehner Go in Three-Team Deal, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-05


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Sox Acquire Lenhardt From Browns Majeski, Lehner Go InThree-TeamDeal South Siders Gain Added Bench Strength; Now One Short of 25-Player Limit By the United Press The first-place White Sox traded for Kitting insurance yesterday in two deals Which resulted in acquisition of infielder-outf ielder Don Lenhardt from the St. Louis Browns. But it took a double trade by general manager Frank Lane to complete the deal, in which the Sox lost two players and reduced the roster to 24, one under the player limit. In the first deal Lane traded third baseman Hank Majeski to the Philadelphia Athletics for infielder Kermit Wahl. Immediately thereafter he added outfielder Paul Lehner to the swap and sent Lehner and Wahl and an unannounced sum of cash to the Browns for Lenhardt. Back Home for Two It was back to home base for both Majeski and Lehner. Majeski came to the White Sox from the Athletics two years ago, while Lehner, who started his baseball career with St. Louis, was obtained by the White Sox April 30 from the Athletics in a three-way trade in which Cleveland also was involved. Lenhardt, .a long-ball hitter, figured to add bench strength plus speed to the White Sox. He played 139 games last year, 80 of them at first base, and batted .273 for the Browns while belting 22 home runs with 81 runs batted in. Thus far this season he has hit .262 in 30 games with five home runs and 18 runs batted in. Majeski has been of little value to the Sox, appearing in only 12 games with a .256 batting average, as manager Paul Richards has used Floyd Baker, Orestes Minoso and Bob Dillinger at third base. Lehner has played in 32 games and was batting .190. It was the seventh trade" "Manager in Motion" Lane has made since the end of the 1950 season. ► __________ 1 HANK MAJESKI— Leaves South Siders to join the Philadelphia As.

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