Reds Hall of Fame member Lee May died Saturday at the age of 74.
Nicknamed “The Big Bopper”, May played seven seasons with the Reds from 1965-71 and made the All-Star Game three-times in Cincinnati.
May is one of only 11 players in MLB history to have at least 100 RBIs in a season for three different franchises (Reds, Astros and Orioles), reaching a high of 100 for the Reds in 1969.
May played with the Reds in the 1970 World Series, but it was his trade that launched Cincinnati into prominence in the 1970s. After the 1971 season, the Reds traded May to the Houston Astros in a blockbuster deal that brought the Reds Joe Morgan, Denis Menke, Jack Billingham, Cesar Geronimo and Ed Armbrister.
During his career, May hit 354 home runs and recoded 11 straight seasons with at least 20 home runs.