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Tue, 03.12.1907

LeRoy Matlock, Baseball Player born

LeRoy Matlock

*Leroy Matlock was born on this date in 1907.  He was a Black baseball player in the Negro Leagues.  Born in Moberly, MO., Matlock was one of the best left-handed pitchers in the 1930’s. 

He played from 1929 to 1938 with several teams. He was selected to the 1935 and the 1936 East-West All-Star Game. Matlock won 17 games in a row in the 1935 season with the Pittsburgh Crawfords.  In 1940, he played in the Mexican League with the Mexico City Red Devils. 

At age 45, Matlock received votes listing him on the 1952 Pittsburgh Courier player-voted poll of the Negro Leagues' best players ever.  He died on February 6, 1968, and is buried in the Elmhurst Cemetery in St. Paul, Minnesota.  

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