Luis Leal (baseball)

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Luis Leal
Born: (1957-03-21) March 21, 1957 (age 58)
Barquisimeto, Lara State, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 25, 1980 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
June 29, 1985 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Career statistics
Win–loss record 51–58
Earned run average 4.14
Strikeouts 491
Career highlights and awards
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Leal and the second or maternal family name is Alvarado.

Luis Enrique Leal Alvarado (born March 21, 1957) is a former Venezuelan starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1980 through 1985 for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Leal started his professional career by signing with the Blue Jays as an amateur free agent before the start of the 1979 season.[1]

His most productive season came in 1984, when he posted a record of 13–8, with a 3.89 ERA and 134 strikeouts.

In a six-year career, Leal had a record of 51–58 with a 4.14 ERA, 491 strikeouts, and three shutouts in 946 innings pitched.

At the time of his retirement in 1985, Leal ranked behind only Jim Clancy and Dave Stieb among the Blue Jays' career leaders in starts, innings, wins, losses, strikeouts, and walks. He also was the opposing starting pitcher for the Blue Jays on May 15, 1981, when Len Barker of the Cleveland Indians hurled a perfect game against them.

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  1. ^ "Luis Leal Statistics". Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 

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