June 27, 1987
There's no question the Dodgers should have, at least, tried to acquire Tim Raines. But has anyone noticed that Jeffrey Leonard and Candy Maldonado, both ex-Dodgers, are hitting .332 and .333, respectively. That's right up there with Guerrero. Boy, if the Dodgers still had those guys they'd have one of the best outfields in the league. PAUL CERVANTES Canoga Park
June 9, 1988 |
Outfielder Jeffrey Leonard, the San Francisco Giants' postseason star of 1987 who had been demoted to part-time duty, was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday for infielder Ernest Riles. Leonard, 32, a member of the Giants since 1981, was the most valuable player of the National League Championship Series last fall. He was hitting .
August 9, 1989 |
After hitting his second home run of the night, the eventual game-winner, Seattle Mariners designated hitter Jeffrey Leonard, a creative dancer when it comes to home run trots, made his way around the bases rather inconspicuously. There was no flap--arm straight by his side, hand out--or sling--arm bent at his chest, fist closed. There was only Leonard trotting around the bases like anyone else would--dullsville. That is until Leonard made his way around third.
December 8, 1988 |
Free agent outfielder Jeffrey Leonard and relief pitcher Tom Niedenfuer agreed to 2-year, $1.75-million contracts with the Seattle Mariners Wednesday night. Seattle General Manager Woody Woodward said the deals had not been completed, but player and management sources told the Associated Press that the agreements had been reached. Each player will earn $800,000 in 1989 and again in 1990, and the Mariners have options for 1991 at $1 million each.
October 15, 1987 |
Every hotdog has his day, but nobody in this city thought Jeffrey Leonard really deserved four of them. So, Tuesday evening the fans in the bleachers in Busch Stadium were ready for the San Francisco left fielder who claims he loves to be booed by road crowds and plays better when he taunts and is taunted. Every time No. 00 ran to his spot in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, the signs rose to meet the four-homer star of these National League playoffs: 00-Nerd.