Leroy Matlock

Leroy Matlock (March 12, 1907 - February 6, 1968) was an American baseball pitcher in the Negro leagues. He played from 1929 to 1938 with several teams. He was selected to the 1935 and the 1936 East-West All-Star Game. Matlock was considered one of the top left handed pitchers of the 1930s.[1]

Leroy Matlock
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Born: (1907-03-12)March 12, 1907
Moberly, Missouri
Died: February 6, 1968(1968-02-06) (aged 60)
St. Paul, Minnesota
Batted: Left Threw: Left
Negro league baseball debut
1929, for the St. Louis Stars
Last appearance
1942, for the Mexico City Diablos Rojos

At age 45, Matlock received votes listing him on the 1952 Pittsburgh Courier player-voted poll of the Negro leagues' best players ever.[2]

He is listed as buried in the Elmhurst Cemetery in St. Paul, Minnesota.


  1. ^ Riley, James A. (1994). The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6.
  2. ^ "1952 Pittsburgh Courier Poll of Greatest Black Players"

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