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On this Date 1901 - HOF Buck Leonard Born

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program, 09/08/17, 6:30AM EDT

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On this day in history in the NCSHOF, baseball great Walter “Buck” Leonard was born in Rocky Mount.

September 8, 1901 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, baseball great Walter “Buck” Leonard was born in Rocky Mount. Leonard went on to a great career in Negro League baseball, making the all-star team 13 times as a member of the Homestead Grays, and was the first North Carolinian named to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the NCSHOF in 1974.

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