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Houston Astros $100 Millon Man sells his Sugar Land mansion at a "discount" price

Astros $100 Millon Man sells his Sugar Land mansion at a "discount"

Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 front elevation
Carlos Lee's former mansion in Sugar Land. Redfin/LATimes.com
Carlos Lee baseball player Houston Astros
Carlos Lee when he was playing for the Houston Astros. EsportesAmericanos.ig.com
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 formal living room
A fireplace anchors the formal living room. Redfin/LATimes.com
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 stairwell
A closer look at just one of the wrought-iron staircases in the residence. Redfin/LATimes.com
3 Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 library study office
The wood-paneled study and/or office. Redfin/LATimes.com
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 room
The large formal dining room is filled with windows for lots of natural light. Redfin/LATimes.com
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 kitchen to dining room
The chef's kitchen with island. Redfin/LATimes.com
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 kitchen to living room
A view from the kitchen looking toward the family room. Redfin/LATimes.com
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 fireplace in living room
The family room enjoys high ceilings, arched windows and a fireplace. Redfin/LATimes.com
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 first-floor bedroom
One bedroom on the first floor overlooks the back yard. Redfin/LATimes.com
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 second floor landing
A wrought-iron staircase leads upstairs. Redfin/LATimes.com
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 blue bedroom
A bedroom in the house. Redfin/LATimes.com
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 bath
Just one of the baths. Redfin/LATimes.com
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 gameroom
The game room is located on the second floor. Redfin/LATimes.com
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 swimming pool
The swimming pool with water features and a slide are the focal points in the back yard. Redfin/LATimes.com
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 back yard
There's plenty of room for a little sandlot play. Redfin/LATimes.com
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 front elevation
Carlos Lee baseball player Houston Astros
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 formal living room
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 stairwell
3 Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 library study office
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 room
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 kitchen to dining room
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 kitchen to living room
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 fireplace in living room
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 first-floor bedroom
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 second floor landing
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 blue bedroom
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 bath
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 gameroom
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 swimming pool
Astros $100 million man Carlos Lee sells Sugar Land mansion November 2014 back yard

Former Houston Astros slugger Carlos Lee is keeping his rep as a million dollar man with the recent sale of his Sugar Land mansion for $1.56 million, less than the 1.9 million Lee originally sought for the 9,117-square-foot residence.

Built in 1991, the house boasts wrought-iron staircases, arched doorways and windows and hardwood flooring throughout. Highlights include large formals, a chef's kitchen with additional prep area, wood-paneled library and family room with soaring ceilings. The game room is located on the second story.

Outside, the swimming pool is the focus in the backyard. The grounds extend to an expansive lawn — large enough for a little sandlot play.

Of course, Lee rather infamously landed a six-year, $100 million contract with the Astros. During his professional career, he hit 17 career grand slams, ranking him seventh in MLB history in that specific category, which ties him with legends Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams.

The first baseman/outfielder retired in 2013 with a .285 career average and 358 career home runs.

Click through the slideshow above the story for a look at El Caballo's now former Houston-area home.