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Leo Posada
Born: April 15, 1936 (1936-04-15) (age 73)
Havana, Cuba
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
September 21, 1960 for the Kansas City Athletics
Last MLB appearance
July 20, 1962 for the Kansas City Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average     .256
Home runs     8
Runs batted in     58
On-base plus slugging     .697
Hits     109

Leopoldo Jesús Posada Hernández (born April 15, 1936 in Havana, Cuba) is a former major league baseball outfielder.



Posada was signed as undrafted amateur free agent by the Milwaukee Braves in 1954. In 1956, he was selected by the Kansas City Athletics from the Braves in the minor league draft.

Posada played for the Athletics from 1960 to 1962. On August 3, 1962, he was traded by the Athletics with Dale Willis and Bill Kunkel to Braves for Orlando Peña. Posada continued to play in the minor leagues until 1969.

In 1975, Posada served as manager of the Class A Fort Lauderdale Yankees of the Florida State League.[1]


Posada's brother, Jorge Posada, Sr., was a scout for the Colorado Rockies. His nephew, Jorge Posada, Jr., is a catcher for the New York Yankees.

See also


  1. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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