Green spent 12 seasons in the big leagues, playing for seven different teams from 1957-1968. He had a solid stretch playing for the Washington Senators (who then became the Minnesota Twins) from 1960-1963 when he was the team’s starting center fielder. His best offensive season came in 1961 when he hit .285 with nine home runs and 17 stolen bases for the Twins in their first season in Minnesota. His 50 RBI and 92 runs scored that year were both career highs. Green eventually lost his hold on the center field job and went from Minnesota to the Los Angeles Angels to the Baltimore Orioles and on to the Boston Red Sox for whom he saw action in 119 games in 1965. Green spent one more season in Boston and two in Detroit before hanging it up. For his career, he hit .267 with 47 home runs.
Lenny Green – career stats