From BR Bullpen
Thomas William Leach
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 6½", Weight 150 lb.
- Debut September 28, 1898
- Final Game September 2, 1918
- Born November 4, 1877 in French Creek, NY USA
- Died September 29, 1969 in Haines City, FL USA
 Biographical Information
Tommy Leach had the first base hit ever in the World Series, a triple against the legendary Cy Young in the 1st inning of Game 1 of the 1903 World Series played in Boston. He came in to score the first World Series run on Honus Wagner's single.
Leach, although not a Hall of Famer, was a major star of his time. He played 19 years in the major leagues, many of them as a teammate of Honus Wagner, and had a Gray Ink score of 118 (144 is the average Hall of Famer score). He broke in with the Louisville Colonels in the 19th Century, at a time when Wagner was also a young player there, and came to the Pittsburgh Pirates along with Wagner after the 1899 season, when the Colonels were contracted out of the National League.
 Notable Achievements
- 2-time NL Runs Scored Leader (1909 & 1913)
- NL Triples Leader (1902)
- NL Home Runs Leader (1902)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 2 (1907 & 1909)
- Won a World Series with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1909