Don Lenhardt

American baseball player and coach
Don Lenhardt in c. 1953.

Donald Eugene "Don" Lenhardt (October 4, 1922 – July 9, 2014), nicknamed "Footsie", was an American baseballer. He was an outfielder, first baseman, third baseman, scout and coach in Major League Baseball. He played for the St. Louis Browns, the Chicago White Sox, the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers between 1950 and 1954.

Lenhardt was born in Alton, Illinois. He was nicknamed "Footsie" by teammates because he often had a hard time finding shoes that fit him right.

Lenhardt died on July 9, 2014 in Chesterfield, Missouri, aged 91.[1][2]


  1. Diute, Nick (July 10, 2014). "Don Lenhardt, 91, former outfielder for the St. Louis Browns". Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  2. "Red Sox mourn the passing of Don Lenhardt". Boston Red Sox. July 10, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014.

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