Leslie Green

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Leslie Green Sr.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Leslie Green played four seasons in the Negro Leagues and two in the Mexican League.

Green broke in with his hometown St. Louis Stars, hitting .273 as their center fielder in 1939. He batted .338 for the New Orleans-St. Louis Stars of 1940. In the 1940 East-West Game, he went 1 for 2 after replacing Neil Robinson as the West's center fielder in the 6th; his team lost, 11-0. He also spent part of '40 with the Nuevo Laredo Owls, going 11 for 44 with 4 doubles, a homer and four walks.

In 1941, Leslie batted .357/.467/.509 with 12 triples, 106 runs, 17 steals and 78 walks for the Monterrey Industrials. He led the Mexican League in walks, 3 ahead of runner-up Josh Gibson, and was three triples behind leader Cool Papa Bell. He was 8th in average, between Alejandro Crespo and Sam Bankhead. Green hit .278 as the leadoff man and center fielder for the 1942 New York Black Yankees. He did not play in 1943-1945, then hit .200 for the Memphis Red Sox at age 32 in 1946 to end his career. He later worked in sales and for the postal service.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NAL All-Star (1940)
  • NAL Stolen Bases Leader (1940)


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