George Lee Altman (born March 20, 1933 in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and Nippon Professional Baseball outfielder. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.
|Born: March 20, 1933|
Goldsboro, North Carolina
|MLB: April 11, 1959, for the Chicago Cubs|
|NPB: 1968, for the Tokyo Orions|
|MLB: October 1, 1967, for the Chicago Cubs|
|NPB: 1975, for the Hanshin Tigers|
|Runs batted in||403|
|Runs batted in||656|
|Career highlights and awards|
Altman played for the Chicago Cubs (from 1959 to 1962, and from 1965 to 1967), St. Louis Cardinals (1963), and New York Mets (1964). In a nine-season MLB career, Altman had a .269 batting average with 101 home runs and 403 RBIs, in 991 games played.
He played professional baseball in Japan from 1968 through 1975, for the Lotte Orions and the Hanshin Tigers, where he had a .309 batting average with 205 home runs. Highlights from his NPB career included leading the Pacific League in hits (170), runs (84), and RBI (100) in 1968; and being named to the "Best Nine" Pacific League team in 1968, 1970, and 1971. He credited martial arts training for baseball success in Japan.