Eddie Leon in 1975 when he played for the Tampico Naranjeros, the last year he played baseball before returning to Tucson. Arizona Daily Star file photo

Arizona Daily Star file photo

The Tucson High and UA All-American shortstop was selected by Minnesota, but did not sign. He was then drafted in the old “secondary phase’’ of the draft in 1966 by Cleveland. He left the MLB at 28 after starting for Cleveland in 1970 and 1971 and for the White Sox in 1973. 

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.