The Negro Southern League

Lee May

Lee Andrew May (born March 23, 1943 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a retired American Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman and designated hitter who played 18 seasons for the Cincinnati Reds (1965–71), Houston Astros (1972–74), Baltimore Orioles (1975–80), and Kansas City Royals (1981–82). He batted and threw right-handed. He is the older brother of former Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees outfielder Carlos May.

May, nicknamed “The Big Bopper”, hit 20 or more home runs and 80 or more runs batted in (RBI), in 11 consecutive seasons. He led the American League (AL) in RBI in 1976. May also made three All-Star Game appearances including being named the starting first baseman for the National League (NL) team in 1972.