Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jeffrey Leonard -- August 20, 2014

Inspired by the book Few and Chosen: Defining Giants Greatness Across the Eras by Giants great Bobby Thomson and Phil Pepe, I thought I would devote my nickname meme to Giants players for the next several months.

Jeffrey Leonard, Hac Man, Old Penitentiary Face, was a productive member of the Giants during most of the 1980s, and was a crucial factor in the team's return to respectability.   He usually played left field.  He was at  his best during the 1987 playoff against the Cardinals.  The Giants lost, but he was great.  The Cardinals got angry because of his one flap down homerun trot. 

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