Andy Leonard

Birth Name:
Andrew Jackson Leonard
Birth Date:
June 1, 1846
Birth Place:
County Cavan, Ireland
Death Date:
August 21, 1903
Place of Death:
16 Sawyer Street, Boston, Massachusetts
Cause of Death:
Hematemesis caused by stomach ulcers
Cemetery Name:
New Calvary Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Andy Leonard was one of the first professional baseball players of the 19th century (and firs of Irish descent), who played primarily left field. He played for a number of teams but was best known for his time with the Cincinnati Red Stockings (the first fully professional baseball team) and the Boston Red Stockings. His greatest success was with Boston where he won six championships during his seven seasons. He later worked for former teammate George Wright's sporting goods firm, Wright & Ditson, for several years before his 1903 death in Boston at age 57 of a stomach ulcer. On Saturday September 9, 2017 The Leonard Family, Major League Baseball and The Society for American Baseball Research dedicated a monument for Andrew Leonard, one of the original ten professional baseball players at New Calvary Cemetery, 800 Harvard Street in Mattapan, Massachusetts. This is the second monument that MLB and SABR have erected in the United States.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

New Calvary Cemetery

800 Harvard Street

Mattapan, Massachusetts, 02124


North America


Grave Location:

Section 3, Grave 186

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery take the first right onto Holy Name Avenue just after the small office building. Drive ahead and then turn left onto Sacred Heart Avenue and park in the middle of the Section 3 on your right. The former baseballer is approximately 12 spaces from the road.

Grave Location GPS

42.28000268, -71.10308096

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