By Brad Snyder
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A dead fastball hitter, Leonard regularly rapped line drives up and over Griffith Stadium’s thirty-foot-high right-field wall. He also mastered curveballs, especially after Posey had taught him to open his stance against left-handed pitchers. If Leonard had any weaknesses as a hitter, it was the change-up. Every pitcher knew this. Unfortunately for them, so did Leonard. At the 1941 East-West Game, he knocked Ted “Double Duty” Radcliffe’s change-up 368 feet into Comiskey Park’s right-field bleachers.
Look at those goddamn bushy eyebrows. When he got mad at you, it was like they were coming out and pointing at you. ”43 After the 1919 season, Griffith purchased a majority interest in the team with the help of Philadelphia grain exporter William Richardson and a $100,000 loan from a Washington bank. He stopped managing after the next season. As an owner and general manager, Griffith proved himself to be an adept trader and a shrewd judge of talent. The Senators won their only World Series in 1924 behind their twenty-seven-year-old “boy manager,” shortstop Bucky Harris.
70 Hiring African Americans as clerical workers enlarged Washington’s black middle class and gave it more money to spend on Grays games. The burgeoning federal job market brought the Great Migration to Washington and bolstered the Grays’ fan base. 71 This was not the same type of mass migration that compelled Leonard to leave Rocky Mount after he had been laid off by the railroad at the height of the Depression. 72 Contrary to prevailing stereotypes, many black migrants of the 1930s and 1940s were not uneducated, rural farmers.
Beyond the Shadow of the Senators : The Untold Story of the Homestead Grays and the Integration of Baseball by Brad Snyder