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Note: This page links to former major league pitcher Emil "Dutch" Leonard. For the pitcher named Hubert "Dutch" Leonard who played from 1913 to 1925, click here.
Emil John Leonard
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.
- Debut August 31, 1933
- Final Game September 25, 1953
- Born March 25, 1909 in Auburn, IL USA
- Died April 17, 1983 in Springfield, IL USA
 Biographical Information
After his playing career ended, pitcher Dutch Leonard was a Chicago Cubs coach from 1954 to 1956. Dutch Leonard was able to remain an active and competitive pitcher through his mid-forties because of his knuckleball, which was one of the best of his generation. After leaving the coaching staff of the Chicago Cubs, Leonard worked with the Illinois Youth Commission until retirement in 1974. He died of congestive heart failure at the age of seventy-four in 1983.
 Notable Achievements
- 5-time All-Star (1940, 1943-1945 & 1951)
- NL Saves Leader (1935)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 4 (1939, 1941, 1945 & 1947)
- 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1939)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 9 (1938-1941, 1943-1945, 1947 & 1948)