Jeffrey Leonard joined the San Francisco Giants front office as a Community Ambassador, prior to the 2014 season. In his role, the two-time All-Star outfielder represents the organization at various in-season and offseason community events in San Francisco. He also attends the Giants Spring Training Camp in Scottsdale, AZ to attend several organizational events.
Leonard, a 14-year Major League veteran played for the Giants from 1981-88, compiling a .275 batting average with 139 doubles, 24 triples, 99 home runs and 435 RBI in 789 games.
His .275 average as a Giant ranks ninth in the SF-era record books and his 115 stolen bases rank seventh.
Nicknamed “HacMan” after the popular video game PacMan, Leonard was known for his “one flap down” routine, running around the bases after hitting a home run with one arm hanging motionless at his side. He had one of his finest seasons in 1987, when he batted .280 with 19 home runs and was named to the National League All Star team. He was named MVP of the ’87 NLCS, after batting .417 with four homers and five RBI, despite San Francisco losing the series to St. Louis four-games-to-three.
The Philadelphia, PA native owned a .266 lifetime average with 144 home runs, 614 runs scored and 723 RBI over 1,415 career games for the Dodgers (1977), Astros (1978-81), Giants (1981-1988), Brewers (1988) and Mariners (1989-90).
Leonard, who currently lives in the Greater Bay Area, is heavily involved in youth sports.
He has his own organization, “Hac-Man Baseball,” centered around youth baseball but supporting kids of all ages.