The Obit Lee Stine

Lee Elbert Stine

Published in the Los Angeles Times on 5/12/2005.

Stine, Lee Elbert (91)
A former major league pitcher, died May 6, 2005, in Hemet, Calif. At age 16, Lee was recruited to play for the San Francisco Seals and later, the Chicago White Sox. By 1936 he was pitching for Cincinnati when he was traded to the Yankees. Plagued by tendinitis and injuries, Lee returned to California to play for the Los Angeles Angels in 1940. Although friends with many California baseball families, Lee is best known for his 1934 historic role in pitching Lou Gehrig's 22nd Grand Slam home run which brought in Babe Ruth. By 1943 Lee had joined the Navy and after discharge settled in Long Beach and Huntington Beach with his wife, Lynn. After retirement as a parimutuel clerk, he moved to Hemet to be near brothers Charlie and Barker. Lee is survived by daughters, Chris Rousseau from Pueblo, CO and Jackie Braemer of Aurora, CO, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and a nephew.. He leaves behind his best friend of 65 years, Johnnie Hainline. Contributions can be made to Hemet Hospice.