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Lee Franklin Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 04, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona 2004

Arizona 2003
Oregon State (May 17-19): Went 2 for 2 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs after entering Monday?s 13-12 loss in the seventh inning ... at Washington State (April 17-19): Hit his first career triple in the top of the 11th inning and scored a run in Arizona?s 6-4 win on Friday ... Washington (April 11-13): Appeared in one game as a defensive replacement ... Miami (OH) (April 4-6): Started all three games at 2B and went 5 for 10 (.500) with a RBI and a run scored ... Went 3 for 3 in the series opener on Friday ... at UCLA (Mar 28-30): Made one start at second in place of injured Mo Duran ... USC (Mar. 21-23): Made one start at second and appeared in another game in the series ... Went 1 for 3 (.333) at the plate ... New Mexico (Mar. 18-19): Went 2 for 3 with a run scored in place of injured starter Moises Duran ... Wagner (Mar. 13-15): Appeared in all three games making one start at third base ... Recorded two RBIs and a run scored in the series ... Portland (Mar. 11-12): Appeared in one game as a defensive replacement ... at #9 Texas (Mar. 7-9): Saw action in one game as a defensive replacement ... At UC Irvine (Feb. 14-16): Made second career start in place of the ailing Brad Boyer at third on Feb. 14 ... Hit a seventh inning sac fly to break a scoreless tie in Arizona?s 3-0 shutout win on Feb. 14 ... #10 Baylor (Feb. 7-9): Appeared in all three games as a defensive replacement ... BYU (Jan. 30-Feb. 1): Made first career start against BYU in Saturday?s game, went 1 for 6 with two runs scored in the 32-3 Arizona victory.

High School
Graduated from Berkeley High School where he earned three varsity letters for coach Tim Mollering ... Team captain his senior season ... Second team All-East Bay selection ... Also earned two varsity letters in football and one in basketball ... Was named all-league as a wide receiver in 2001 and again in 2002 ... Was on Berkeley High?s Honor Roll all four years ... Was named the Scholar Athlete of the baseball team in 2001 with a 4.0 grade point average.

Summer Leagues
Played for the Oakland Oaks AAU 18 and under team in 2001 and 2002.

Full name: Anthony Lee Franklin ... Nickname: Lee Frank ... Born: 1/25/84 in Berkeley, Calif ... Son of Lynice Purvis ... Grandfather is Willie Purvis ... From 1996-98 his Oakland All Star team won three consecutive titles at the Bambino World Series ... Lee played shortstop and second base.

Career Stats

Year       Avg   GP-GS     AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR  RBI   BB   SO   SB-ATT
2003....  .318   27-10     44    9   14    1    2    0    8    4    9    1-1
TOTAL...  .318   27-10     44    9   14    1    2    0    8    4    9    1-1

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