11. Dennis Leonard
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 18, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 04, 1974
  • Final Game: September 27, 1986
  • Hutch Award - 1986
 
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Dennis Leonard may never have been an All-Star but the mustachioed hurler had some campaigns where you thought he might have been considered for it…especially if the All-Star Game was voted on after the season!

Three times Leonard was a 20 Game Winner (to date the only Royal to do so), and he would also finish in the top ten in Cy Young voting twice.  Leonard actually won the most games of any righthander from 1975 to 1981.  With a good career record of 144 and 106, Dennis Leonard can be considered one of the unsung heroes of the folklore of the Royals and he deserves a lot of credit for their 1980 World Series appearance. 

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2nd Round in the Amateur Draft. 6/6/72.
  • Departed: Released. 12/22/86.
  • Games Played: 312
  • Notable Statistics: 144-106 Record
    302 Games Started
    3.70 ERA
    103 Complete Games
    2,187 Innings Pitched
    1,323 Strikeouts
    3.59 FIP
    1.262 WHIP
    25.7 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1985)

    Hutch Award (1986)

    Most Wins (1977)

    Most Innings Pitched (1981)

    Most Games Started (1978, 1980 & 1981)

    Most Shutouts (1985)

    Most Batters Faced (1978 & 1981)

    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Pitcher (1981)

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