Tuesday, November 10, 2009

#16 Gene Leek

Custom Draft card
Eugene Harold Leek
Bats: Right , Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" , Weight: 185 lb.
Born: July 15, 1936 in San Diego, CA

Drafted 16th by the Los Angeles Angels from the Cleveland Indians in the 1960 expansion draft.

Entered game at third base as a defensive replacement for Ed Yost after Yost was ejected earlier arguing a called third strike (only his second ejection in 16 years), and never batted at Boston April 15, 1961.
As an Angel played his final Major League game on September 30, 1962.

In 64 games batted .221 with 5 HR and 20 RBI and committed 12 errors in the field.

Gene Leek shared playing time at third base on the expansion 1961 Angels with veteran Eddie Yost. Leek hitting only slightly better than Yost.

Custom Signature card

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