From BR Bullpen
Leopoldo Jesus Posada Hernandez
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 175 lb.
 Biographical Information
Outfielder Leo Posada was signed by the Braves in 1954 and came up to the majors to play three seasons with the Kansas City Athletics, serving as the regular left fielder in 1961.
Born in Cuba in 1936, he is the uncle of Jorge Posada. During the 1958-59 winter he played for Almendares in Cuba as a teammate of Tommy Lasorda. The Pride of Havana says that Posada "came of age in the 1960-61 winter" in Cuban baseball.
A story in the August 9, 2003 New York Times says that Raul Mondesi used Posada as a hitting coach early and late in his career.