Lee May

  • Born: March 23, 1943
  • Died: July 29, 2017
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio


Lee May, a three-time Major League Baseball All-Star, died Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Cincinnati, where he lived, according to multiple news sources. He was 74.

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Lee May, a three-time Major League Baseball All-Star, died Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Cincinnati, where he lived, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

God loves you

Posted by Sally    May 02, 2018

Terri,may the Lord keep you at this time in your life as you go thur the loss of your wonderful husband, a great man is in heaven and will be miss here on earth but never forgotten. We love you and here for you .Clevell &Theresa Johnson -Birmingham Alabama

Posted by Clevell Johnson - Birmingham, AL   September 09, 2017

My sincere condolences to the family.
"And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore..."

Posted by Dwight Cobb - St. Louis, MO   August 30, 2017

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. So treasure that memory, may your memories give you peace and comfort. That person become someone so special they never can be forgotten my heart goes out to you during this difficult time. I am deeply sorry and it is upsetting to see the painful effects of death, ESPECIALLY SOMEONE SO loved Psalm 36:9 with God is the source of life. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. You and your family are surrounded by love during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   August 26, 2017

Hi lee
Now yoyr on heaven's team! Smack some homers out of this universe!

Posted by Gud Zilla - Chi town, IL   August 14, 2017

So sorry for your loss. May Almighty God grant you peace as you cope with your loss. Jer.29:11

Posted by A friend   August 11, 2017

A friend and great teammate. So sorry to hear about Lee. Enjoyed rabbit hunting in off season. Had a great time. Also enjoyed our visit at Old-timers banquet in Indy a couple of years ago. Mr. MO was a super person. Condolences to Terrye and family.

Posted by Dyar Miller - Indianapolis, IN   August 08, 2017

My heartfelt sympathy to the May family.
Thank you for sharing him.

He will always be a part of my memories. A great person and a great baseball player.

and Lee May rounds third and heads for home...

Posted by Tim Pack - Port Saint Lucie, FL   August 06, 2017

In the '60s Reds radio called Lee "The Big Slam From Birmingham." In 1969 my history teacher, Mr. Foster, said his father was prejudiced, but Lee May could have stayed at his home anytime he wanted. Lee was a special part of my youth and I'll always remember and appreciate him for that. My thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family.

Bill Radford

Posted by A friend   August 03, 2017


Remembering you playing in Rocky Mount,NC RIP

Posted by Barbara Lugenia Fox - Rocky Mount, NC   August 03, 2017

I'm so sorry I never got to meet Lee and tell him how I cried when the Reds traded him to Houston. He was my childhood hero and I always thought I would meet him someday and thank him for his contributions and there's a lesson in that I didn't. Never heard a bad word about him. I send my condolences to the family. May he rest in peace.

Steve Schmitz, Edgewood, Kentucky

Posted by Stephen Schmitz - Edgewood, KY   August 02, 2017

My condolences to Terrye and the family. Me (Thunderbolt), Pistol Pete and Big Daddy would come to Bopper's New Years Eve party and have so much fun and have fun during the week going out to the golf course and just sitting around talking. I remember his love for cb-radio. His friendship will be missed-

Posted by Willie Beal - Cincinnati, OH - friend   August 02, 2017

Praying for peace and comfort to the May family.

Our condolences are with you all.

Posted by Valerie Barber-Evans - FL   August 01, 2017

To the May family,

Wishing you God's comfort and blessing at this difficult time.

Lee May was a great and very exciting hitter and player. I'm so glad he spent some of his career with us in Baltimore. He was one of my favorite players and I was so lucky to be able to meet him and talk with him.

Lee May- a fine man and a great baseball player. You are loved in Baltimore and are in the Orioles Hall of Fame. Thank you for all the great memories.

Posted by Sue Warner - Odenton, MD   August 01, 2017

When I was a little boy my dad took me to Crosley Field to see the Reds play. It was my first major league game. During the game Lee and Tony Perez hit back to back home runs. That is etched in my mind as if it happened yesterday. This is one of my earliest memories of my beloved Big Red Machine and Lee was an important part of that. May family, thank you for sharing your precious loved one with the rest of us. I am praying for you.

Posted by Don Wallace - King, NC - acquaintance   August 01, 2017

Dear Carlos, My condolences on the passing of your big brother, Lee. I know he was a mentor and role model to you. His encouragement showed in both of your careers, making you guys the first pair of brothers to play against each other in the All-Star game ! Stay strong, friend. Your memories of Lee will keep him with you always.

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Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   August 01, 2017

Dear Lisa,

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. My prayers and sympathy are with you at this very sad time. Love, Jackie Flynn

Posted by A friend   August 01, 2017

To my lifelong friend, I will always keep you close in my heart. To the family, know that those of us who
love the Lord have the assurance that we will see our loved ones again. Blessings to each of you.

Posted by Betty Cunningham Holloway - Alexandria, AL   August 01, 2017

My deepest sympathies to the May family for the loss of Lee. May God's Word strengthen you during this difficult time. (Isa. 41:10,13)

Posted by T C - GA   August 01, 2017

I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. And also may your family find comfort love and strength and with the loving support of family and friends at this time.

Posted by Thea    August 01, 2017

A great ballplayer and I loved to watch him play when he was with the Reds. Condolences to the May family.

Posted by D. Radabaugh - Lucasville, OH   July 31, 2017

My condolences to the family of Lee May,

Good person and good ball player. It was a pleasure folowing your career. Job well done.

My Best,

David M Molloy
Troy New York

Posted by A friend   July 31, 2017

Offering our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family of Mr May. Big Bopper was truly an amazing and talented player. His contribution to the sports world will always be remembered, also his kindness and wisdom. May God grant solace to the family during this most challenging time. With Love & prayers

Posted by A caring sports fan - NY   July 31, 2017

Rest in peace Big Bopper...

Posted by kevin shafer - flo, KY   July 31, 2017


To the May Family;
It is very truly so sad to hear about the passing of Lee May, he was the great 3-timie Major League Baseball All-Star. Also, i do believe that everyone around the Major League Baseball around the country is mourning the lost of him, yet he will never be forgotten.. I am a New York Yankee fan. My thoughts, prayers are with the may family, may you find the strength, comfort at this at this sad time...

Posted by Jennifer Baribault - Hamden, CT   July 31, 2017

My condolences to the May family. May the God of comfort grant you the strength to cope.

Posted by A friend   July 31, 2017

As an early version of the big red machine of the pennant winning 1970 Reds, Lee was the middle of the line up muscle. His trade to Houston in 1971 solidified the dynasty that would formally be known as the big red machine, when Lee was traded for Joe Morgan, ceaser geranimo, Jack billingham, and Denis menke. He had a great career worthy of hall of fame consideration. My condolences the the May family, Lee was an outstanding ballplayer.

Posted by Brian - Fairview park, OH   July 31, 2017

Great power hitter, great character, from a great baseball family. Reggie Jackson once had some comments to Lee in regard to hitting approach. Lee's confident response? "Where I go, the grass don't grow!" A true "Baseball Man," who had distinguished careers as a player and coach.

Rest in Peace, Mr. May, and thank you for your wonderful presence and all of the memorable moments/contributions on the diamond.

Posted by A friend   July 31, 2017

Sending Love & Prayers to the Lee/Daniels Family...
God has you in his arms, and I have you all in my heart!

Posted by Rae Spears - Sharonville, OH - friend   July 31, 2017

May family, A hero of mine as a child and part of the cog that turned the Big Red Machine. May God comfort your family during this sad time.

Posted by A friend   July 31, 2017

My condolences to the family and friends of Mr May. May he rest in peace.

Posted by - CT   July 31, 2017

Godspeed Lee, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us. Playing ball again where the sun is always shining and there are no rainouts.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   July 31, 2017

I think he also played for the Milw. Braves and had a good singing voice..

Posted by Jerry P. - wis. Rapids, WI   July 31, 2017

Big Bopper, rest in peace. God bless your family and friends with peace and comfort . Thanks for the joy and great memories in Cincinnati. You'll forever be BIG here.

Posted by Barb    July 31, 2017

My sincere condolence to the family and friends...

Posted by - AZ   July 31, 2017

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Lee May, a three-time Major League Baseball All-Star, died Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Cincinnati, where he lived, according to multiple news sources. He was 74.