Lee May, a three-time major-league all-star, passed away on July 29. He played for 18 seasons during 1965 to 1982. He was a member of the famous Cincinnati Reds “Big Red Machine” team in the early 1970s. May was a career .267 hitter, with 354 home runs and 1,244 RBI.
May has a son, Lee May Jr., who played professional baseball from 1986 to 1993 after being selected in the first round of the 1986 MLB Draft by the New York Mets. Lee Jr. is currently a coach in the Boston Red Sox farm system.
Lee Sr., is the grandfather of Jacob May, who made his major-league debut with the Chicago White Sox this year. His brother, Carlos May, was a major-leaguer from 1968 to 1977.
For more information about Lee May Sr.’s career, follow the link below from the Philadelphia Tribune: