John
Leon
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 195
 
Born: August 21, 1936 in Usa
 
Awards & Accomplishments
Gold Glove 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 18 KEN SP    
1956 19 KEN SP    
1957 20 KEN SP    
1958 21 KEN SP    
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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 22 KEN SP    
1960 23 KEN SP    
1961 24 KEN SP $ 300,000  
1962 25 KEN SP    
1963 26 BLA HL $ 300,000  
1964 27 BLA HL $ 300,000  
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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 18 AAA   34 83 8 12 2 0 2 9 2 0 5 23 .145 .193 .241 .434 3.6  
1956 19 A   136 509 77 149 22 4 16 73 27 16 38 88 .293 .342 .446 .788 74.6  
1957 20 A   136 537 47 148 27 2 0 45 15 13 50 103 .276 .337 .333 .671 59.2  
1958 21 A   131 465 25 149 21 5 2 59 9 11 58 91 .320 .396 .400 .796 71.2  
1959 22 A   129 477 65 171 44 8 2 72 8 5 65 57 .358 .435 .497 .932 93.9  
1960 23 AAA   137 500 48 118 31 1 2 62 4 4 56 88 .236 .313 .314 .627 50.0  
1961 24 KEN SP 11 25 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .240 .440 0.9 0.0
    AAA   138 536 58 162 34 4 2 54 12 2 62 73 .302 .375 .392 .766 79.2  
1962 25 AAA   130 496 71 166 26 2 3 45 9 8 69 19 .335 .416 .413 .829 83.5  
1963 26 BLA HL 161 659 99 181 39 6 6 68 10 2 62 18 .275 .341 .379 .720 83.5 12.0
1964 27 BLA HL 128 527 87 145 21 6 8 59 9 8 40 33 .275 .334 .383 .717 66.4 11.2
3 Years Sim 300 1211 187 331 61 12 14 128 19 10 102 52 .273 .335 .378 .713 150.9 23.2
4 Years AAA 439 1615 185 458 93 7 9 170 27 14 192 203 .284 .364 .367 .731 216.3  
4 Years A 532 1988 214 617 114 19 20 249 59 45 211 339 .310 .378 .417 .795 299.0  
8 Years Minors 971 3603 399 1075 207 26 29 419 86 59 403 542 .298 .372 .394 .766 515.3  
162 Game Average 653 100 178 32 6 7 69 10 5 55 28 .273 .335 .378 .713 81.5  
Career Highs 161 659 99 181 39 6 8 68 10 8 62 33 .275 .341 .383 .720 83.5  
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   889 133 245 47 10 9 92 17 9 66 39 .276 .331 .381 .712 107.5
vs LH   322 54 86 14 2 5 36 2 1 36 13 .267 .347 .370 .717 41.5
Home 145 562 86 156 28 5 8 64 9 4 63 19 .278 .352 .388 .740 77.2
Away 155 649 101 175 33 7 6 64 10 6 39 33 .270 .320 .370 .690 71.8
RISP   295 0 78 12 1 6 105 0 0 19 9 .264 .311 .373 .683 33.4
Pinch Hitting   2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.2
Close/Late   121 16 33 2 1 1 11 0 0 7 5 .273 .318 .331 .648 12.4
Mar/Apr 48 196 29 60 11 1 3 24 4 3 14 3 .306 .363 .418 .781 27.2
May 55 231 35 62 9 4 3 28 1 4 20 6 .268 .328 .381 .709 27.4
June 56 234 44 68 15 2 4 25 5 1 18 19 .291 .350 .423 .773 32.9
July 36 139 24 39 11 1 1 12 3 0 17 4 .281 .357 .396 .752 20.1
August 35 140 17 36 9 3 0 10 4 0 11 8 .257 .327 .364 .691 16.1
Sep/Oct 70 271 38 66 6 1 3 29 2 2 22 12 .244 .300 .306 .607 25.2
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF   DWS
1961 24 KEN SP SS 6 6 48.0 8 19 1 4 .964 5.06   0.3
    2B 1 1 8.0 4 2 0 1 1.000 6.75   0.1
1963 26 BLA HL 3B 161 161 1412.7 94 341 13 24 .971 2.77   5.3
1964 27 BLA HL 3B 99 99 869.0 74 185 9 19 .966 2.68   2.8
    2B 29 29 243.7 66 90 4 16 .975 5.76   1.0
    1B 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00   0.0
  3B 260 260 2281.7 168 526 22 43 .969 2.74   8.1
  2B 30 30 251.7 70 92 4 17 .976 5.79   1.1
  SS 6 6 48.0 8 19 1 4 .964 5.06   0.3
  1B 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00   0.0
Career Totals   297 296 2582.3 247 637 27 64 .970 3.08   9.5
Career Highs   161 161 1412.7 141 341 13 35 .971 5.30    
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.
Games
1963-1-161
At-Bats
1963-1-659
Doubles
1963-9-39
     
 
   Black Ink Test: 2    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 48)
   Gray Ink Test: 4    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 130)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 25    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 54)
 
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  1. Felton Morton (955)
  2. Hans Rawlinson (951)
  3. Victor Victorino (950)
  4. Todd Sylvia (949)
  5. Baldomero Almeida (949)
  6. Elbert Sansocie (948)
  7. Noble Skinner (947)
  8. Lucius Blade (944)
  9. Gaby Skladany (942)
  10. Victor Murillo (940)
History
Drafted in 1st round, 13th overall pick, by Kendall in 1955
Released by Kendall on 6/1/1955
Signed as a free agent by Kendall on 6/11/1955 to a minor league deal
Injured on 5/15/1956 with a Tight Shoulder, out for 6 days
Injured on 6/24/1958 with a Bruised Heel, out for 6 days
Injured on 8/22/1958 with a Tight Knee, out for one week
Injured on 9/9/1958 with a Jammed Finger, out for 1-2 weeks
Injured on 4/17/1959 with a Scratched Cornea Eye, out for 1-2 weeks
Injured on 7/12/1960 with a Strained Bicep Muscle, out for 4 weeks
Had first career hit on 9/11/1961, off Christopher Mize (STR)
Traded from Kendall to Blackwood on 1/26/1963 (Going to KEN: P Nicholas Brehm, P Robert Rothwell, 3B Pete Wottring. Going to BLA: SS John Leon, C Nathaniel Matsumura, P Timothy Corsi, P Jesse Rother)
Hit first career homerun on 4/29/1963, off Jeffrey Talmadge (MC)
Won Gold Glove at Third Base in 1963
Injured on 7/16/1964 with a Inflamed Posterior Cruciate Ligament, out for 5 weeks