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22 DENNIS LEONARD (Franchise player #0096 - 1974-10)

Position: P

Dennis Leonard

Dennis Patrick Leonard
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.
College: Iona

Born: May 8, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY
Acquired: June 6, 1972: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 2nd Round of the 1972 Amateur Draft

Released: December 22, 1986

MLB Debut: September 4, 1974
Final MLB Game: September 27, 1986
Royals Debut: September 4, 1974
Final Royals Game:
September 27, 1986
Member of the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame - Class of 1989

Awards & Achievements
Royals Pitcher of the Month: July 1975, May 1976, June 1977, July 1977, September 1979, September 1980, May 1981, September 1981, April 1986
Royals Pitcher of the Year: 1975, 1977, 1979
All-American League Team: 1976 (UPI)
AL Player of the Week: August 31, 1975
3-time 20 Game Winner (1977, 1978, 1980)
Finished 4th in Cy Young Award voting in 1977
Winner of 1986 Hutch Award
 
Statistics with the Royals (led team in bold) (led league in red)
Year W L G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO ERA
1974 0 4 5 4 0 0 0 22.0 28 15 13 0 12 8 5.32
1975 15 7 32 30 8 0 0 212.1 212 98 89 18 90 146 3.77
1976 17 10 35 34 16 2 0 259.0 247 113 101 16 70 150 3.51
1977 20 12 38 37 21 5 1 292.2 246 117 99 18 79 244 3.04
1978 21 17 40 40 20 4 0 294.2 283 125 109 27 78 183 3.33
1979 14 12 32 32 12 5 0 236.0 226 117 107 33 56 126 4.08
1980 20 11 38 38 9 3 0 280.1 271 127 118 30 80 155 3.79
1981 13 11 26 26 9 2 0 201.2 202 79 67 15 41 107 2.99
1982 10 6 21 21 2 0 0 130.2 145 82 74 20 46 58 5.10
1983 6 3 10 10 1 0 0 63.0 69 29 26 3 19 31 3.71
1984 On Disabled List (Torn Left Knee Tendon)
1985 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
1986 8 13 33 30 5 2 0 192.2 207 106 95 22 51 114 4.44
Career 144 106 312 302 103 23 1 2187.0 2137 1008 898 202 622 1323 3.70

For complete stats, go to Baseball-Reference.com's Dennis Leonard page

 
Notes
Pitched for the Fort Myers Sun Sox in the Senior Professional Baseball Association in 1989.  He went 4-1 with a 4.76 ERA.
 
 
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