Lenny Levy

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Lenny Levy
Born Leonard Howard Levy
June 11, 1913
Pittsburgh
Died February 2, 1993
Palm Desert, California
Nationality American
Education Taylor Allderdice High School
Occupation baseball player, coach, car dealership owner
Height 5'10½
Weight 190 ib

Leonard Howard Levy (June 11, 1913 – February 2, 1993) was an American professional baseball player, coach and scout. He coached in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates for seven seasons (1957–1963).[1]

Biography[edit]

Of Jewish descent,[2] Levy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He started out as a ticket taker at Forbes Field.[3] He became a batboy for the Pirates, and was a catcher in the minor leagues. During World War II, he was stationed in China with the Marines. He began his coaching career in 1947. He worked as a talent scout from 1951 to 1956.[4] After his baseball career, Levy opened a car dealership in Pittsburgh.[5]

Levy was later inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. He died in Palm Desert, California.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrosheet
  2. ^ The Big Book of Jewish Baseball: An ... - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ The Big Book of Jewish Baseball. Books.google.com. February 2, 1993. Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ Lenny Levy left his mark on the Pirates
  5. ^ "Baseball Reference". Baseball Reference. September 2, 2009. Retrieved January 9, 2011.