Leonard West

Leonard West was an integral part of five championship teams as a pitcher, a third baseman or a first baseman. He helped win league titles at Kelly, Clarendon and James Park with the Strikers, and two championships at Kelly and Clarendon Parks with the Bobcats. He played with the Spartans at Bidwell Stadium and also with the Condors. West posted a lifetime batting average of 770 and hit more than 300 home runs in league and tournament competition. His excellent pitching record includes two no-hitters. In 1974 Leonard was named MVP of the ASA Nationals. In 2001, He and his wife, Mary Ellen lived in Palos Hills.