Buck Leonard

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Birthday
8, 1907
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
Nov 27, 1997 (90)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
8, 1907
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
Nov 27, 1997 (90)

About

First baseman who played in the Negro League for the Homestead Grays from 1934 to 1950 and won three Negro League World Series championships.

Before Fame

He entered the working world at age 14 because education was not available to blacks, and joined the Negro League when he was 27.

Trivia

He was selected to the All-Star game 13 times, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

Family Life

His first wife, Sarah, died in 1966, and his second wife, Lugenia, was alive until his death; he had four stepchildren.

Associated With

He was inducted to the Hall of Fame at the same time as his long-time teammate Josh Gibson, who was no longer alive.