Lake Loses Baseball Legend

jerry lumpeOver the weekend the lake area lost a legend in baseball. 81 year old Jerry Lumpe passed away on Saturday in Springfield, where Lumpe had been living these past few years. Lumpe played for the New York Yankees along with the Oakland A’s, Kansas City Athletics and finished his career with the Detroit Tigers. He’s best known for his outstanding glove and range and at one time he held the fielding record for second basemen. He still holds the record for most hits with the Athletics. A field was named for him in Warsaw several years ago where he came to sign autographs and thanked the towns people for their support. Lumpe was born in Lincoln and lived most of his life in Benton County.

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