Eddie Leon
Shortstop / Second baseman
Born: (1946-08-11) August 11, 1946 (age 75)
Tucson, Arizona
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 29, 1968, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
May 4, 1975, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Batting average.236
Home runs24
Runs batted in159
Teams

Eduardo Antonio Leon (born August 11, 1946) is a former Major League Baseball infielder of Mexican American descent, who played for eight seasons, splitting time as a shortstop and second baseman.[1] He played for the Cleveland Indians from 1968 to 1972, the Chicago White Sox in 1973 and 1974, and the New York Yankees in 1975 until being released on May 5 of that year.

In 601 games over eight seasons, Leon posted a .236 batting average (440-for-1862) with 165 runs, 24 home runs, 159 RBI and 156 bases on balls. Defensively, he recorded an overall .974 fielding percentage playing at second base and shortstop.

References

  1. ^ Jauss, Bill, Chicago Tribune, "Eddie Leon ready to solve White Sox keystone woes"(Apr 22, 1973, Section B3); "My mother is Mexican- American, and I spoke both languages at home before I started school."