Leo
Leal
 
Nickname: Groucho
 
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 190
 
Born: May 15, 1935 in Twin Falls
 
Awards & Accomplishments
Rookie of the Year 1958   
All-Star Selections 1959    1961    1963   
Ratings - Batting     Help
  AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1955 20 PB HL    
1956 21 PB HL    
1957 22 PB HL    
1958 23 PB HL $ 300,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 300,000  
                                             
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Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 24 PB HL $ 300,000  
1960 25 PB HL $ 300,000  
1961 26 PB HL $ 300,000  
1962 27 PB HL $ 4,400,000  
1963 28 PB HL $ 9,400,000  
1964 29 PB HL $ 9,400,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 300,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 9,400,000  
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Most Valuable Player or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
1955 20 A   73 312 35 76 10 1 9 35 4 5 27 69 .244 .304 .369 .672 34.8  
1956 21 AA   77 305 48 87 24 3 7 39 8 7 24 64 .285 .337 .452 .790 43.4  
    A   26 104 10 27 5 0 1 9 2 0 6 24 .260 .300 .337 .637 10.5  
1957 22 AAA   131 557 96 194 39 4 22 65 25 13 34 125 .348 .386 .551 .937 105.5  
1958 23 PB HL 152 627 96 207 37 15 14 68 59 25 17 111 .330 .347 .504 .851 102.6 15.8
1959 24 PB HL 155 662 101 230 39 9 15 79 69 51 29 152 .347 .376 .502 .878 107.6 19.8
1960 25 PB HL 148 630 98 205 30 9 12 69 63 40 31 131 .325 .358 .459 .817 95.7 16.1
1961 26 PB HL 149 625 98 236 28 13 10 79 74 43 25 114 .378 .407 .512 .919 113.2 22.8
1962 27 PB HL 122 523 119 205 29 11 7 56 67 35 38 88 .392 .435 .530 .965 104.7 20.8
1963 28 PB HL 146 612 106 215 44 8 9 76 69 33 54 127 .351 .405 .493 .899 110.0 20.8
1964 29 PB HL 156 612 116 200 31 6 13 57 68 20 44 115 .327 .369 .461 .830 103.6 21.7
7 Years Sim 1028 4291 734 1498 238 71 80 484 469 247 238 838 .349 .384 .494 .878 737.3 137.7
1 Years AAA 131 557 96 194 39 4 22 65 25 13 34 125 .348 .388 .551 .939 105.5  
1 Years AA 77 305 48 87 24 3 7 39 8 7 24 64 .285 .345 .452 .798 43.4  
2 Years A 99 416 45 103 15 1 10 44 6 5 33 93 .248 .301 .361 .661 45.4  
4 Years Minors 307 1278 189 384 78 8 39 148 39 25 91 282 .300 .349 .466 .815 194.3  
162 Game Average 676 115 236 37 11 12 76 73 38 37 132 .349 .384 .494 .878 116.2  
Career Highs 156 662 119 236 44 15 15 79 74 51 54 152 .392 .435 .530 .965 113.2  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   3119 537 1070 175 54 58 345 341 185 164 615 .343 .376 .490 .865 518.4
vs LH   1172 197 428 63 17 22 139 128 62 74 223 .365 .407 .504 .911 214.7
Home 503 2020 327 687 109 38 32 237 208 121 111 405 .340 .376 .479 .855 326.6
Away 525 2271 407 811 129 33 48 247 261 126 127 433 .357 .391 .506 .898 406.5
RISP   949 0 315 51 14 18 382 0 0 71 192 .332 .372 .472 .844 156.5
Pinch Hitting   28 6 7 0 1 0 3 0 1 2 7 .250 .323 .321 .644 2.4
Close/Late   500 82 186 18 10 17 73 0 1 32 98 .372 .413 .550 .963 98.8
Mar/Apr 152 623 112 214 31 19 12 80 72 39 42 123 .343 .384 .512 .896 110.9
May 174 712 130 254 44 10 8 63 92 35 40 171 .357 .394 .480 .875 124.6
June 154 636 118 213 43 7 16 74 75 29 32 117 .335 .368 .500 .868 109.3
July 167 704 118 252 34 10 16 97 69 35 39 127 .358 .393 .503 .896 125.0
August 182 774 127 252 38 6 13 84 90 45 42 150 .326 .360 .441 .801 115.8
Sep/Oct 199 842 129 313 48 19 15 86 71 64 43 150 .372 .402 .527 .929 147.6
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF RSA RTO RTO% PB DWS
1958 23 PB HL 2B 145 144 1283.0 245 387 17 97 .974 4.43 0 0 .000 0 3.1
    SS 4 4 33.7 6 11 2 4 .895 4.55 0 0 .000 0 0.2
    C 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 0 0 .000 0 0.0
1959 24 PB HL 2B 155 146 1327.0 296 391 9 89 .987 4.66 0 0 .000 0 6.1
1960 25 PB HL 2B 145 143 1280.0 240 441 11 91 .984 4.79 0 0 .000 0 5.5
    SS 1 1 9.7 0 1 0 1 1.000 0.93 0 0 .000 0 0.0
1961 26 PB HL 2B 146 143 1293.3 291 448 13 107 .983 5.14 0 0 .000 0 9.4
1962 27 PB HL 2B 121 118 1040.0 211 368 6 87 .990 5.01 0 0 .000 0 5.5
1963 28 PB HL 2B 146 142 1312.7 263 458 13 104 .982 4.94 0 0 .000 0 7.6
1964 29 PB HL 2B 150 145 1301.3 304 509 11 110 .987 5.62 0 0 .000 0 8.3
    1B 4 4 36.0 27 1 1 2 .966 7.00 0 0 .000 0 0.0
    SS 2 0 3.0 0 2 0 0 1.000 6.00 0 0 .000 0 0.0
  2B 1008 981 8837.3 1850 3002 80 685 .984 4.94 0 0 .000 0 45.5
  SS 7 5 46.3 6 14 2 5 .909 3.89 0 0 .000 0 0.2
  1B 4 4 36.0 27 1 1 2 .966 7.00 0 0 .000 0 0.0
  C 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 0 0 .000 0 0.0
Career Totals   1020 990 8920.6 1884 3017 83 692 .983 4.94 0 0 .000 0 45.7
Career Highs   156 149 1340.3 331 512 19 112 .990 5.66 0 0 .000 0  
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
1959 24 PB HL 4 17 3 7 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 .412 .444 .647 1.092
1963 28 PB HL 5 21 2 5 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 6 .238 .273 .238 .511
1964 29 PB HL 11 43 7 16 3 1 1 5 3 3 3 10 .372 .413 .558 .971
Career Post-Season Batting 20 81 12 28 4 1 2 8 6 5 4 18 .346 .384 .494 .878
Batting Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
(*) indicates hit-less at-bats added to meet minimum plate appearances.
Season Rankings are League Based.
Batting Average
1958-10-.330
1959-6-.347
1961-1-.378
1962-1-.392
1963-2-.351
1964-10-.327
CAR-4-.349
On-Base Pct
1961-3-.407
1962-1-.435
1963-4-.405
CAR-25-.384
Slugging Pct
1961-10-.512
1962-10-.530
OPS
1961-3-.919
1962-3-.965
1963-7-.899
CAR-34-.878
XR
1959-8-107.6
1961-3-113.2
1963-5-110.0
Games
1964-8-156
At-Bats
1958-3-627
1959-1-662
1960-4-630
1961-2-625
1963-10-612
1964-5-612
Runs
1959-9-101
1962-4-119
1963-8-106
1964-1-116
Hits
1958-5-207
1959-1-230
1960-3-205
1961-1-236
1962-7-205
1963-2-215
1964-5-200
Total Bases
1958-8-316
1959-3-332
1960-8-289
1961-6-320
1963-5-302
Singles
1958-7-141
1959-4-167
1960-3-154
1961-2-185
1962-6-158
1963-4-154
1964-6-150
Doubles
1963-4-44
Triples
1958-2-15
1959-5-9
1960-8-9
1961-3-13
1962-4-11
1963-6-8
Stolen Bases
1958-7-59
1959-4-69
1960-5-63
1961-2-74
1962-2-67
1963-4-69
1964-6-68
CAR-10-469
Caught Stealing
1958-1-25
1959-1-51
1960-1-40
1961-1-43
1962-1-35
1963-3-33
1964-9-20
CAR-2-247
Strikeouts
1959-7-152
   
 
   Black Ink Test: 18    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 48)
   Gray Ink Test: 92    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 130)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 48    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 54)
 
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History
Drafted in 1st round, 7th overall pick, by Point Breeze in 1955
Released by Point Breeze on 6/1/1955
Signed as a free agent by Point Breeze on 6/11/1955 to a minor league deal
Injured on 6/1/1956 with a Bruised Ankle, out for 3 days
Injured on 8/3/1957 with a Sore Back, out for one week
Had first career hit on 4/7/1958, off Paul Badgley (KIN)
Hit first career homerun on 4/16/1958, off Julian Calkins (HR)
Won Rookie of the Year in 1958, hitting .330 with 14 HR, 68 RBI
Won Player of the Week award on 7/7/1959, hitting .481 with 1 HR, 6 RBI
Was selected to the 1959 Allstar game
Had 33-game hitting streak snapped on 5/30/1960
Had 5 hits with 0 RBI against Kingsbury on 6/3/1960
Injured on 9/5/1960 with a Pulled Back Muscle, out for one week
Had 5 hits with 3 RBI against Blackwood on 9/17/1960
Injured on 5/27/1961 with a Pulled Hamstring Muscle, out for one week
Was selected to the 1961 Allstar game
Injured on 5/25/1962 with a Pulled Calf Muscle, out for 4 weeks
1/26/1963: Gets a new one-year contract worth $5,100,000 through salary arbitration
Had 21-game hitting streak snapped on 6/30/1963
Was selected to the 1963 Allstar game
Won Player of the Week award on 8/23/1963, hitting .556 with 1 HR, 10 RBI
Injured on 8/25/1963 with a Inflamed Hip Muscle, out for one week