George Lee Altman (born March 20, 1933 in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and Nippon Professional Baseball outfielder. Altman played for the Chicago Cubs (1959-1962, 1965-1967), St. Louis Cardinals (1963), and New York Mets (1964). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. George played three months with the Kansas City Monarchs in 1955 http://www.nlbpa.com/the-athletes/altman-george
In a nine-season MLB career, Altman had a .269 batting average with 101 home runs and 403 RBIs, in 991 games played. He played professional baseball in Japan from 1968 through 1975, for the Lotte Orions and the Hanshin Tigers, where he had a .309 batting average with 205 home runs. He credited martial arts training for baseball success in Japan.
He is an alumnus of Tennessee State University and currently resides in O'Fallon, MO.
- ^ "NAIA Players in the Pros". The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. 2005-09-10. Retrieved 2008-09-02.
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