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Leo Posada

Leo Posada
Outfielder
Born: (1936-04-15) April 15, 1936
Havana, Cuba
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 21, 1960 for the Kansas City Athletics
Last MLB appearance
July 20, 1962 for the Kansas City Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average .256
Home runs 8
Runs batted in 58
On-base plus slugging .697
Hits 109
Teams

Leopoldo Jesús Posada Hernández (born April 15, 1936 in Jorge Posada.

Career

Posada was signed as undrafted amateur free agent by the Milwaukee Braves in 1954. In 1956, he was selected by the Kansas City Athletics from the Braves in the minor league draft.

Posada played for the Athletics from 1960 to 1962. On August 3, 1962, he was traded by the Athletics with Dale Willis and Bill Kunkel to Braves for Orlando Peña. Posada continued to play in the minor leagues until 1969.

In 1975, Posada served as manager of the Class A Fort Lauderdale Yankees of the Florida State League.[1]

Family

Posada's brother, Jorge Posada, Sr., was a scout for the catcher who played with the New York Yankees for 17 years.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007
  2. ^ "Leo Posada".  

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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