Buck Leonard

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Birthdate 9/8/1907
Death Date 11/27/1997
Debut Year 1933
Year of Induction 1972
Teams Negro Leagues
Position First Base

Walter “Buck” Leonard was the 1st baseman for the Homestead Grays when they won nine consecutive Negro League pennants from 1937-1945.

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Buck Leonard handwritten letter from 1978

Buck Leonard handwritten letter from 1978

Buck Leonard teamed with Josh Gibson to push the Homestead Grays to nine straight Negro League pennants. Leonard played in a league record 11 East-West All Star games and spent his entire 17-year career with the Grays, the longest term of service for a player with one team in Negro League history. S
Buck Leonard writes of teammate Jonas Gaines

Buck Leonard writes of teammate Jonas Gaines

Walter “Buck” Leonard was a standout first baseman for the Homestead Grays during their run of dominance from 1937-1945 when they won nine straight Negro League pennants. Shown here is a 3×5 card signed by Leonard in which he writes about teammate Jonas Gaines. Gaines pitched in th

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