Tommie Leach

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Birthdate 11/4/1877
Death Date 9/29/1969
Debut Year 1898
Year of Induction
Teams Colonels, Cubs, Pirates, Reds
Positions Center Field, Shortstop, Third Base

The National League home run champion in 1902, Tommie Leach hit 63 homers in his 19-year career, only 10 of which were hit over the fence.

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In the collection:

Tommie Leach signed ball with five others from first World Series in 1903

Tommie Leach signed ball with five others from first World Series in 1903

In baseball’s first World Series Tommie Leach hit four triples to establish a record that still stands today. In the collection is this baseball signed by Leach and five others from that 1903 battle won by Cy Young’s Boston Pilgrims and Leach’s Pirates. The diminutive Leach stood 5
Second autographed panel of the Golden Jubilee ball with Cy Young and Bill Dinneen

Second autographed panel of the Golden Jubilee ball with Cy Young and Bill Dinneen

The inaugural World Series in 1903 featured the Boston Americans — renamed the Red Sox in 1907 — and the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1953 baseball decided to have a Golden Jubilee in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Series. In the collection is a baseball signed at that
Lengthy 1908 Barney Dreyfuss handwritten with mention of Tommie Leach and Honus Wagner

Lengthy 1908 Barney Dreyfuss handwritten with mention of Tommie Leach and Honus Wagner

The first 15 years of Tommie Leach’s big league career were spent with owner Barney Dreyfuss’ Louisville Colonels and Pittsburgh Pirates. In the collection is a letter handwritten by Dreyfuss who alludes to a feud with newspaper men before closing the letter with an assessment of his

One response to “Tommie Leach”

  1. Martin Tibruo says:

    Pittsburgh’s 5’6″ home run champ!

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