Lee Elia (born July 16, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is the bench coach for the Major League Baseball Baltimore Orioles. He previously was a manager of the Chicago Cubs (1982 - 1983) and the Philadelphia Phillies (1987 - 1988). Additionally, he has served as a coach for the Phillies, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Baltimore Orioles.
Elia was a shortstop for Chicago White Sox in 1966 and a pinch hitter for the Cubs in 1968.
On April 29, 1983, during his tenure as the Cubs' manager, the Cubs suffered a one-run home loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. After the game, he held a post-game press conference at which he lashed out in a profanity-laced tirade directed at the fans at Wrigley Field - which at that time featured only daytime games - for booing and heckling the team. His comments have reached near legendary status with Cubs fans. The team was 5-14 at that point, but Elia felt that they were a better team than they were getting credit for being.