Lenny Levy
Born
Leonard Howard Levy

June 11, 1913
DiedFebruary 2, 1993(1993-02-02) (aged 79)
NationalityAmerican
EducationTaylor Allderdice High School
OccupationBaseball player, scout and coach; car dealership owner
Height5'10½

Leonard Howard Levy (June 11, 1913 – February 2, 1993) was an American professional baseball player, coach and scout. He coached in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates for seven seasons (1957–1963).[1]

Biography

Of Jewish descent, Levy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1932, he graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School, where he was on the baseball, basketball, and football teams. He started out as a ticket taker at Forbes Field.[2] He became a batboy for the Pirates, and was a catcher in the minor leagues during 1936. During World War II, he was stationed in China with the Marines. He began his coaching career in 1947. He worked as a talent scout from 1951 to 1956.[3] After his baseball career, Levy opened a car dealership in Pittsburgh.[4]

Levy was later inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. He died in Palm Desert, California.

See also

References

  1. ^ Information at Retrosheet
  2. ^ Horvitz, Peter S.; Horvitz, Joachim (February 2, 1993). The Big Book of Jewish Baseball. ISBN 9781561719730. Retrieved January 9, 2011.
  3. ^ Lenny Levy left his mark on the Pirates without ever playing an inning
  4. ^ "Baseball Reference". Baseball Reference. September 2, 2009. Retrieved January 9, 2011.