Lenny Randle was born in Long Beach, California and was raised in Los Angeles. Lenny attended El Segundo Elementary School where he began acting and dancing at age 10. At Compton’s Centennial High School he became a multi-sport athlete and broadcaster as well. He was captain of both the baseball and football teams and was selected to the California Interscholastic Federation.
Lenny Randle graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Arizona State University and is presently a Masters Candidate in Special Education Adapted Physical Education.
Lenny was inducted into both the baseball and football Hall of Fame at his alma mater, Arizona State University in 1980. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University, professional baseball selected him as the #1 draft choice.
Lenny’s career in the major leagues lasted for approximately 17 years, during which time he played for the California Angels, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners and the Chicago Cubs. He was also the first American major league player to play baseball in Italy. He holds the record for the longest homerun in Italy, most homeruns and singles hit in a three game series and the most hits in a three game series. He was the batting champion in Italy with a .477 average. Lenny is fluent in both Spanish and Italian.
After retiring from professional baseball, Lenny opened the Pro Baseball Academy, where he and others provide young people with quality baseball instruction. Lenny also organizes professional athletes and other celebrities to speak at school assemblies across the country. He also gives private lessons.
He organizes weekend trips for young people to the spring training camps of the Arizona Diamondbacks, California Angels, Seattle Mariners San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers. He is also actively involved in the Roberto Clemente All Stars, giving young people the opportunity to represent the United States while playing against some of the top talent in Puerto Rico.