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Dennis Leonard

Dennis Patrick Leonard

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: May 18, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY
School: Iona College (New Rochelle, NY)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1974 (Age 23.109, 11,153rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1975 season [*]
Team: Royals 1974-1986
Agents: Jerry Kapstein [*]
Last Game: September 27, 1986 (Age 35.132)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1974 KCR AL 23 P 5 4 0 22.0 10 3 7 0 1 1.000 4.09 2.00 .947 1.80 1.80 1 0 0% 38% 0
1975 KCR AL 24 P 32 30 8 212.1 44 14 28 2 4 .955 1.78 1.31 .940 1.87 1.86 12 10 45% 38% 2
1976 KCR AL 25 P 35 34 16 259.0 40 11 23 6 2 .850 1.18 0.97 .950 1.87 1.88 23 15 39% 34% 3
1977 KCR AL 26 P 38 37 21 292.2 54 21 29 4 2 .926 1.54 1.32 .948 1.95 1.93 10 13 57% 39% 3 CYA-4,MVP-29
1977 KCR AL 26 DH 1 1 CYA-4,MVP-29
1978 KCR AL 27 P 40 40 20 294.2 60 16 43 1 2 .983 1.80 1.48 .954 1.90 1.88 18 11 38% 38% 1 CYA-7
1979 KCR AL 28 P 32 32 12 236.0 52 19 32 1 2 .981 1.94 1.59 .949 1.92 1.89 8 11 58% 36% 4
1980 KCR AL 29 P 38 38 9 280.1 51 9 41 1 4 .980 1.61 1.32 .957 1.85 1.85 19 5 21% 35% 3
1981 KCR AL 30 P 26 26 9 201.2 44 13 31 0 3 1.000 1.96 1.69 .963 1.98 1.98 15 6 29% 38% 1
1982 KCR AL 31 P 21 21 2 130.2 37 16 18 3 2 .919 2.34 1.62 .958 1.80 1.80 12 2 14% 36% 1
1983 KCR AL 32 P 10 10 1 63.0 15 2 11 2 2 .867 1.86 1.30 .958 1.80 1.78 6 2 25% 33% 0
1985 KCR AL 34 P 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.85 0 0 0
1986 KCR AL 35 P 33 30 5 192.2 44 11 29 4 4 .909 1.87 1.21 .957 1.83 1.81 19 8 30% 34% 1
12 Seasons P 312 302 103 2187.0 451 135 292 24 28 .947 1.76 1.37 .953 1.89 1.87 143 83 37% 36% 19
1 Season DH 1 1
12 Seasons TOT 312 302 103 2187.0 451 135 292 24 28 .947 1.76 1.37 .953 1.89 1.87 143 83 37% 36% 19
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1974 KCR AL 23 P
1975 KCR AL 24 P
1976 KCR AL 25 P
1977 KCR AL 26 P
1978 KCR AL 27 P
1979 KCR AL 28 P
1980 KCR AL 29 P
1981 KCR AL 30 P
1982 KCR AL 31 P
1983 KCR AL 32 P
1985 KCR AL 34 P
1986 KCR AL 35 P
12 Seasons P
12 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1974 KCR AL 23 5 4 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 KCR AL 24 32 30 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 KCR AL 25 35 34 1 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 KCR AL 26 39 38 2 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1978 KCR AL 27 40 40 0 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 KCR AL 28 32 32 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 KCR AL 29 38 38 0 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 KCR AL 30 26 26 0 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 KCR AL 31 21 21 0 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 KCR AL 32 10 10 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 KCR AL 34 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 KCR AL 35 33 30 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons 313 303 3 312 312 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1974 KCR AL 23 105 80% 27% 8 100% 0 3 1 2 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1975 KCR AL 24 916 77% 23% 31 90% 0 13 2 10 29 20 4 2 0 1 1 1 4 3 3 1 7 86%
1976 KCR AL 25 1072 84% 25% 27 96% 0 11 2 6 26 18 1 6 0 1 5 1 2 1 2 0 5 100%
1977 KCR AL 26 1186 76% 26% 34 85% 1 21 2 15 29 22 1 4 1 3 0 3 2 1 1 1 5 100%
1978 KCR AL 27 1218 82% 25% 48 90% 2 16 1 12 42 31 5 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 0 6 83%
1979 KCR AL 28 966 84% 28% 34 94% 2 21 1 17 32 23 3 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 0 8 75%
1980 KCR AL 29 1172 83% 26% 40 98% 1 9 0 7 41 29 5 1 0 1 0 1 4 4 4 0 11 100%
1981 KCR AL 30 837 85% 24% 33 100% 0 14 1 10 32 23 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 6 100%
1982 KCR AL 31 579 85% 28% 23 87% 0 16 0 12 19 15 1 3 0 3 0 3 2 1 1 1 5 80%
1983 KCR AL 32 270 85% 27% 14 86% 0 2 0 1 11 8 3 2 0 2 0 1 2 2 2 0 0
1985 KCR AL 34 7 86% 43% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 KCR AL 35 821 84% 30% 32 88% 0 11 2 7 28 19 3 4 0 3 1 2 4 2 3 1 3 67%
12 Seasons 9149 82% 26% 324 92% 6 137 12 99 296 214 32 24 1 16 7 14 28 20 24 4 57 89%
MLB Averages 82% 28% 91% 89%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1992 BBWAA ( 0.2%)

Awards (yr lg award)
1986 Hutch Award

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1977 AL (29, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1766th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1977 AL (4, 32%)
1978 AL (7, 1%)
0.33 Career Shares (142nd)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1975 Aug 31st AL Player of the Week

Assists as P s c a p y
1981 AL  31 (5th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1976 AL  6 (2nd)
1986 AL  4 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1981 AL  1.000 (1st)

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