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September 8 is Officially Buck Leonard Day

September 8th is Buck Leonard's birthday and will officially be recognized as Buck Leonard Day in Rocky Mount!

Buck Leonard was a first baseman in the Negro League Baseball (NLB) and he was from right here in Edgecombe County! He played for the Homestead Grays from 1934 to 1950.

"Buck was the best first baseman we had in the Negro Leagues." -Ray Danridge, HOF 1987

For more information on the Buck Leonard Association, visit www.buckleonard.org!

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