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 17, 1979, the Philadelphia Phillies outslug the Chicago Cubs, 23-22, overcoming a 21-9 deficit at Wrigley Field. Mike Schmidt provides the winning margin with his second home run-a 10th inning shot against Bruce Sutter. Dave Kingman hits three home runs for the Cubs.