On August 10, 1974 — Jorge Lebron, the youngest professional player ever, makes his debut for the Phillies’ class a team in Auburn, NY. The fourteen-year-old shortstop plays two games before returning to Puerto Rico to finish junior high school.

Lebron, 14 at the time of his debut and seen here in 1974 with Auburn manager Larry Rojas, plays shortstop and third base for three seasons in the lower ends of the Phillies’ system before leaving pro ball in 1976 with a .244 average in 78 games.

At least he makes it home in time for the high school prom.


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