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Rocky Mount in Nash County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Walter Fenner “Buck” Leonard

Baseball Hall Of Famer
Rocky Mount Native

 
 
Walter Fenner "Buck" Leonard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Walter Fenner "Buck" Leonard Marker
Inscription. Born near this spot in 1907. Rose to fame in the Negro Leagues, 1933-50. Won Negro National League pennant nine straight years while first baseman of the Homestead Grays. Ranked among home run leaders and won Negro National League batting title with .391 in 1948. Elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.
 
Location. 35° 56.136′ N, 77° 48.3′ W. Marker is in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in Nash County. Marker is on Raleigh Road (State Highway 97) near South Grace Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Mount NC 27803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bishop FC Barnes (approx. 0.4 miles away); The ACL 303 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Around the "Y" Community (approx. half a mile away); Douglas Franklin Davis (approx. 0.6 miles away); This Bell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Thelonious Monk (approx. 0.8 miles away); Harold Bascom Durham, Jr. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Operation Dixie (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Mount.
 
Also see . . .  The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). Buck Leonard, by Ralph Berger : Negro league fans called him “the black Lou Gehrig,” .... (Submitted on August 13, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Walter Fenner "Buck" Leonard image. Click for full size.
By The Society for American Baseball Research
2. Walter Fenner "Buck" Leonard
 
 
Additional keywords. Negro League, Homestead Grays
 
Categories. Sports
 
Walter Fenner "Buck" Leonard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 18, 2011
3. Walter Fenner "Buck" Leonard Marker
Walter Fenner "Buck" Leonard Marker seen along Raleigh Road (NC 97) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 18, 2011
4. Walter Fenner "Buck" Leonard Marker seen along Raleigh Road (NC 97)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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