13 Facts About Jeffrey Leonard


Jeffrey Leonard was born on September 22,1955 and is an American former professional baseball left fielder.

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Jeffrey Leonard played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1977 to 1990 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers, and Seattle Mariners.

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Jeffrey Leonard was a standout in football, basketball and baseball at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, which produced basketball stars Wilt Chamberlain and Walt Hazzard.

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Jeffrey Leonard got 60 scholarship offers for football, five for basketball and none for baseball, where he played shortstop and twice hit two home runs in one inning.

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Jeffrey Leonard was signed as an amateur free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers in June 1973.

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Jeffrey Leonard tied for the California League lead for assists by an outfielder with 13 while playing for the Bakersfield Dodgers in 1976.

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Jeffrey Leonard was selected to the National League All-Star team in 1987 and to the American League All-Star team in 1989.

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Jeffrey Leonard was dealt from the Giants to the Milwaukee Brewers for Ernest Riles on June 8,1988.

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Jeffrey Leonard's playing time reduced because of injuries, he had been replaced by Mike Aldrete as the starting left fielder.

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Jeffrey Leonard had a solid career in the majors that included a lifetime.

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Jeffrey Leonard was one of seven then-current or former major league baseball players who testified at the 1985 cocaine trafficking trial of Curtis Strong, which became known as the Pittsburgh drug trials.

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Many of the players who testified, including Jeffrey Leonard, were given immunity from prosecution in exchange for their testimony.

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Jeffrey Leonard was among a group of players that Ueberroth cited as having had a "prolonged pattern of drug use" and had involvement in cocaine distribution; these players were issued one-year suspensions from Major League Baseball the suspensions were to be waived in exchange for donations to drug-treatment programs, and community service performed with drug-related organizations.

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