Leon Joseph Cadore
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.
- School Gonzaga University
- High School Sandpoint High School
- Debut April 28, 1915
- Final Game August 10, 1924
- Born November 20, 1891 in Chicago, IL USA
- Died March 16, 1958 in Spokane, WA USA
Prior to embarking on a pro career, he played at Gonzaga from 1906 to 1908 (although that would mean he started there at age 14 or 15). He became the first player from the school to reach the majors when he joined Brooklyn in 1915, going 0-2 with a 5.57 ERA in 7 games. With the Montreal Royals the following year, he won 25 games to lead the International League. Cadore went 13-13 with a 2.45 ERA in 37 appearances with Brooklyn in 1917 but missed most of the following season while serving in the Army in World War I. He returned to win 14 games for the Robins in 1919 and a career-best 15 games in 1920.
On May 1, 1920, Leon pitched 26 innings in a game against the Boston Braves. He gave up just 1 run and 15 hits while striking out 7 before the game was finally called on account of darkness (and scored as a tie). Opposing pitcher Joe Oeschger also went the distance. It is said that Cadore faced 96 batters and spent the next 36 hours in bed. The Robins played in the 1920 World Series against the Cleveland Indians, and Cadore started Game 4. However, he gave up 2 earned runs in just an inning and took the loss to Stan Coveleski. Cadore won 13 games in 1921 but his fortunes declined after that. He was waived in 1923 and picked up by the Chicago White Sox. He ended his career with the New York Giants in 1924.
- 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1920)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1917 & 1919-1921)
- Most at bats, game (extra innings), 86, May 1, 1920
- Most batters faced, game (extra innings), 96, May 1, 1920