For similarly named people, see Leonard Levy (disambiguation).

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

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.

References

  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.