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Dennis Leonard

Inducted 1989
Pitcher 1974-1986

Leonard was a true workhorse, as durable and dependable as any pitcher in the game. He was named Royals Pitcher of the Year three times and posted seasons with 20 or more wins on three occasions. Leonard finished his career leading the Royals all-time list in complete games (103) and shutouts (23) and he was second in wins (144). He also held the club's single-season bests in starts (40), complete games (21), and innings pitched (294.2) and strikeouts (244). From 1975 to 1981, Leonard collected 130 wins -- the most by any right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball.

  • POSITION: Pitcher
  • BATS: Right
  • THROWS: Right
  • HEIGHT: 6'1
  • WEIGHT: 190
  • BORN: May 18, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY.
  • HOW ACQUIRED: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft.
  • SIGNED: 1972
  • DEBUT: September 4, 1974
  • FINAL GAME: September 27, 1986
Royals Career Statistics
W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO WHIP
144 106 3.70 312 302 103 23 1 2187.0 2137 1008 898 622 1323 1.26