Joe Lapointe for Deadline Detroit: Observing the white-haired Ron LeFlore at the Detroit Historical Museum Sunday was the white-bearded John[…]Read more
The Detroit Historical Museum this weekend screens a vintage sports biography at a free event with a star guest. Ron LeFlore, a former Detroit Tigers center fielder played by LeVar Burton in the docudrama titled “One in a Million,” is scheduled to attend.Read more
During the tumultuous decade of the 1970s, Ron LeFlore went from the back of a patrol car to prison to patrolling the outfield for the Detroit Tigers in just over four years. It’s an astonishing tale of personal redemption through professional sports.Read more
Ron LeFlore 1979 Topps comic card.Read more
From 1974-1979, Ron LeFlore played center field for the Tigers. A Detroit native, he grew up in the poor, crime-dense east side of the city.Read more
Through the years, the Detroit Tigers have had some of the most daring and successful base stealers in baseball. Here’s my attempt to pick the top ten in franchise history.Read more
In 1980, the Montreal Expos, on the brink of what would have been its first trip to baseball’s treasured post-season in franchise history, were sparked by speedy outfielder Ron LeFlore, the most successful base-stealer in the National League that year.
“That was the greatest year of my career,” declared LeFlore, the ex-convict turned big league star who spent nine years in the major leagues with the Detroit Tigers, Expos and Chicago White Sox.Read more