Donald Leroy Landrum (February 16, 1936 – January 9, 2003) was an American professional baseball player, an outfielder in the Major Leagues from 1957 to 1966 for the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies. Born in Santa Rosa, California, Landrum attended Mt. Diablo High School in Concord, California. He stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall, weighed 180 pounds (82 kg), batted left-handed and threw right-handed.
Landrum spent all or parts of eight seasons in Major League Baseball, with most of his MLB games played coming during his term for the Cubs. He was Chicago's regular center fielder in 1965, appearing in 131 games and garnering 425 at bats. But he batted only .226 with six home runs and 34 runs batted in, and was traded to his hometown San Francisco Giants at year's end with pitcher Lindy McDaniel for pitcher Bill Hands and catcher Randy Hundley. Hands and Hundley would become key members of the Cubs' contending teams under Leo Durocher in the late 1960s, while Landrum's professional career ended after the 1966 season. He appeared in 456 MLB games, with 1,160 at-bats and 272 hits for a .234 lifetime batting mark.
Don Landrum died in Pittsburg, California, at the age of 66.
By Dean Hanley
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