Walter Fenner Leonard
Born: September 8, 1907, Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Died: November 27, 1997, Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Brooklyn Royal Giants (1933), Homestead Grays (1934-1950)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Negro Leagues Committee: 1972
This Day in Baseball History
On May 22, 1968, Pirates' slugger Willie Stargell hit three home runs in a 13-6 victory over the Cubs. The future Hall of Famer just missed a fourth home run when he hit a long double that bounced off the railing of the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field.