Too Cool for Cardboard – Jeff(rey?) Leonard

27 Nov

1985 Topps All-Star - Jeff Leonard

For most of his career, I remember him as Jeffrey Leonard, but in 1985, it was just Jeff.

Yes, that’s a meshback cap on backwards – backwards!

Yes, he’s staring menacingly (seductively?) at the camera.

Yes, Wikipedia states that he was known for his “one flap down” home run trot, for taking too long to round the bases during the 1987 NLCS, and that he also acquired the nickname “Penitentiary Face.”  Seriously, check it out.

That’s cool.


One Response to “Too Cool for Cardboard – Jeff(rey?) Leonard”

  1. Larry November 28, 2010 at 7:34 AM #

    I think that the time he spent with the Mariners when Griffey came to the majors was where Junior learned to wear the hat backwards. Jeff(rey) told him “kid this will make you cool with the kids.”

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