January 22, 1951 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 3, 1974 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 1984 for the Kansas City Royals|
Leon Kauffman Roberts (born January 22, 1951 in Vicksburg, Michigan) is a former major league outfielder (mostly left and right field) who played for the Detroit Tigers (1974–75), Houston Astros (1976–77), Seattle Mariners (1978–80), Texas Rangers (1981–82), Toronto Blue Jays (1982), and Kansas City Royals (1983–84). He attended the University of Michigan and batted and threw right-handed. After his playing career, he began a career managing in the minor leagues.
On February 5, 1983, he was traded by the Blue Jays to the Royals for a young Cecil Fielder. Roberts also pitched one inning in 1984, giving up three earned runs. He played his last game on September 30, 1984.
- Baseball Reference
- 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