Buck Leonard - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

Buck Leonard



Walter Fenner Leonard


Born: September 8, 1907 in Rocky Mount, NC
Died: November 27, 1997 in Rocky Mount, NC
          (90 years old)

Bats: L
Throws: L
Ht: 5'10"
Wt: 185
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Notes:


• Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972
• Buried: Garden of Gethsemane Cemetery (Rocky Mount, NC)
• Relatives: Charlie Leonard (Brother)
• Played in the Minor Leagues


All Teammate Team
Glossary

Left Field Yrs First Last
5
1935
1946
5.4
12
1935
1947
4.3
2
1947
1948
3.7
5
1941
1946
0.5
2
1937
1938
0.2
Center Field Yrs First Last
13
1935
1947
12.8
3
1946
1948
4.4
1
1943
1943
0.3
1
1934
1934
0.3
5
1935
1945
0.2

Right Field Yrs First Last
4
1934
1939
2.9
5
1939
1944
2.7
3
1944
1946
2.1
3
1946
1948
1.3
2
1934
1935
0.4
Shortstop Yrs First Last
9
1938
1948
10.1
3
1934
1945
0.2
5
1940
1945
0.1
2
1934
1935
0.1
1
1946
1946
0.0
Second Base Yrs First Last
10
1935
1946
5.3
2
1938
1944
1.1
1
1934
1934
0.4
1
1946
1946
0.3
2
1934
1939
0.2
Third Base Yrs First Last
5
1940
1946
7.5
6
1940
1945
4.2
4
1936
1943
2.0
2
1941
1946
1.0
1
1948
1948
0.9
First Base Yrs First Last
16
1933
1948
31.9
1
1947
1947
0.3
1
1933
1933
0.1
1
1948
1948
0.1
1
1947
1947
0.0
Manager Yrs First Last
Catcher Yrs First Last
11
1934
1946
28.1
5
1939
1948
2.0
5
1935
1939
1.5
1
1941
1941
0.6
3
1936
1938
0.5
Starting Pitcher Yrs First Last
12
1934
1945
38.6
6
1941
1947
12.6
10
1936
1945
10.2
5
1938
1943
9.8
7
1936
1945
9.2
5
1942
1948
4.8
5
1934
1938
4.2
6
1940
1948
3.9
4
1937
1944
3.7
3
1938
1940
2.2
4
1942
1945
2.0
3
1946
1948
2.0
3
1934
1936
1.7
7
1935
1948
1.4
5
1937
1946
1.3
2
1947
1948
1.0
3
1940
1942
0.9
4
1934
1937
0.9
1
1944
1944
0.8
1
1940
1940
0.7
Relief Pitcher Yrs First Last
4
1945
1948
1.8
1
1946
1946
1.0
3
1937
1946
0.9
1
1948
1948
0.8
4
1941
1948
0.7
6
1939
1946
0.4
1
1946
1946
0.4
2
1934
1935
0.3
1
1934
1934
0.3
1
1948
1948
0.3
1
1946
1946
0.3
1
1945
1945
0.2
1
1944
1944
0.2
1
1934
1934
0.1
2
1940
1941
0.1
1
1935
1935
0.1
1
1945
1945
0.1
1
1935
1935
0.1
1
1935
1935
0.1
1
1946
1946
0.0

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All biographical data, copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1887-1922 and 1926-1938, as well as all Cuban League games (1902-1928) and Negro League vs. Major League games (1887-1944), copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1923 (except Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Patrick Rock.

Playing statistics for 1933 and 1943, copyright 2013-2018 Scott Simkus.

Playing statistics for 1924-1925, 1939-1942, and 1944-1946 Negro Leagues (not including Cuban League and Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers, Gary Ashwill.


Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry

Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James