Terry Leach

1992 Topps

Leach pitched for 11 years in the majors, playing for the New York Mets, Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox between 1981 and 1993. Primarily pitching out of the bullpen, Leach made just 21 starts in his career. In 376 games he compiled a 38-27 record with a 3.15 ERA and 10 saves. His best year came in 1987 for New York when he threw a career-high 131 innings and posted 11 wins. He won six games and had a 1.95 ERA in 51 games for the White Sox in 1992 in what was another strong season for him.


Leach was a member of the 1991 Twins’ team that defeated the Atlanta Braves to win the World Series. He pitched in two games and gave up a run in two-and-one-third innings.

Leach published his autobiography Things Happen For A Reason: The True Story Of An Itinerant Life In Baseball in 2000. I could not find a link for it. However, used copies are available on Amazon.

Terry Leach – career stats

1993 Topps


Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, punk rocker ... I am actually in the (a) Hall of Fame. They said to never trust anyone over 30 and now I am so far past that point, spinning aimlessly and still trying to figure out my place in the world.

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