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November 27, 1997 > Negro League legend Buck Leonard dies at the age of 90. Known as the "Black Lou Gehrig," Leonard was a tremendous hitter and a smooth-fielding first baseman for the powerhouse Homestead Grays. In 1972, Major League Baseball recognized his achievements by making him the one of the first Negro League players elected to the Hall of Fame.