Nemo Leibold

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Nemo Leibold
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Outfielder
Born: (1892-02-17)February 17, 1892
Butler, Indiana
Died: February 4, 1977(1977-02-04) (aged 84)
Detroit, Michigan
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 12, 1913 for the Cleveland Naps
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1925 for the Washington Senators
Career statistics
Batting average .266
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 284
Teams

Harry Loran "Nemo" Leibold (February 17, 1892 – February 4, 1977) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball from 1913 to 1925. He played for the Cleveland Naps, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, and Washington Senators. He stood at 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) and was nicknamed for the comic strip character Little Nemo.[1]

Career[edit]

Leibold began his professional career in 1911 with the minor league Milwaukee Brewers of the American Association. In 1913, he was traded to the Cleveland Naps, and he immediately broke into the starting lineup. He struggled early in 1915 and was released to the White Sox. In Chicago, Leibold was a member of two American League championship teams. He patrolled right field, alongside sluggers Shoeless Joe Jackson and Hap Felsch. Leibold hit well in 1919; in 122 games, he had a batting average of .302, 17 stolen bases, and set a career-high in OPS+ with 113. However, he batted .056 in the 1919 World Series. It was later discovered that he was one of just three regulars on the team not accused in the Black Sox Scandal. He was the last surviving player from the White Sox pennant-winners of 1917 and 1919. After the 1920 season, he was traded to the Boston Red Sox with Shano Collins for Harry Hooper, then played for the Red Sox and Washington Senators for 2.5 seasons each.

Leibold was sent down to the minor leagues in 1926. He was a player-manager for the Columbus Red Birds from 1928 to 1932, then managed various other teams until 1948.[2] In one game in 1946, he was suspended after shoving a minor league umpire, which caused other managers to resign in protest.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Ballplayers - Nemo Leibold". baseballlibrary.com. Retrieved 2010-10-19.
  2. ^ "Nemo Leibold Minor League Statistics & History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-19.

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