Edward “Eddie” Leonard

Over his two decade career in softball, Edward Leonard was known as a tough fielding second baseman back in the days of 45 foot bases. He could also hit powerful line drives or drop a well placed ball to any field. Ed served his country in the Navy from 1942 through 1945. When he returned from the service, he played with Ed Zolna and the other Jimmie Rose players on the Cowboys from 1946 through 1950. He also helped the Snipers win many big money games during the late 40s. During the 1950s Ed played with the Marquette Club featuring Lefty Hunt, and with Electric Motors, a top money ball club of the era. In 2000, Edward Leonard was living in Blue Island, Illinois.