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Leon Roberts

Leon Roberts
Left fielder / Right fielder
Born: (1951-01-22) January 22, 1951
Vicksburg, Michigan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 1974 for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1984 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
Batting average .267
Home runs 78
RBI 328
On-base percentage .332
Slugging average .419
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Leon Kauffman Roberts (born January 22, 1951 in Vicksburg, Michigan) is a former corner outfielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1974 through 1984 for the Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals. Listed at 6' 3", 200 lb., Roberts batted and threw right handed. He attended the University of Michigan. Following his playing career, he began a career managing in the Minor Leagues.

His most productive season came in 1978, when he led the Mariners with a .301 batting average, good for sixth in the American League. In the Opening Game, he belted a grand slam off Minnesota Twins pitcher Geoff Zahn.[1]

On February 5, 1983, Roberts was traded by the Blue Jays to the Royals for a young Cecil Fielder. He also pitched one inning for Kansas City in 1984, giving up three earned runs. He played his last game on September 30, 1984.

In an 11-season career, Roberts posted a batting average of .267 (731-for-2,737) with 78 home runs and 328 RBI in 901 games played.

In between, Roberts played winter ball with the Leones del Caracas club of the Venezuelan League during the 1977–1978 season.[2]

Sources

  1. ^ Retrosheet Boxscore : Minnesota Twins 8, Seattle Mariners 6. Game Played on Sunday, April 9, 1978 (D) at Kingdome
  2. ^ Venezuelan League batting statistics

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Baseball Gauge
  • Retrosheet
  • Leon Roberts -- Tigers' Star Rookie, Ludington Daily News, May 15, 1975
  • Houston, Detroit Swap 7, Daytona Beach Morning Journal, December 7, 1975
  • Outside of Seattle, nobody knows Leon Roberts, Ellensburg Daily Record (UPI story), September 1, 1978
  • Royals pick up Roberts in deal for minor leaguer, Lawrence Journal-World (AP story), February 5, 1983
  • Roberts Dismissed As Hen Manager, Toledo Blade, September 17, 1987
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