Born: February 17, 1892|
Died: February 4, 1977 (aged 84)|
|April 12, 1913 for the Cleveland Naps|
Last MLB appearance
|October 2, 1925 for the Washington Senators|
|Runs batted in||284|
Harry Loran "Nemo" Leibold (February 17, 1892 – February 4, 1977) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball from 1913 to 1925. He played for the Cleveland Naps, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, and Washington Senators. He stood at Script error: No such module "convert". and was nicknamed for the comic strip character Little Nemo.
Leibold began his professional career in 1911 with the minor league Milwaukee Brewers of the American Association. In 1913, he was traded to the Cleveland Naps, and he immediately broke into the starting lineup. He struggled early in 1915 and was released to the White Sox. In Chicago, Leibold was a member of two American League championship teams. He patrolled right field, alongside sluggers Shoeless Joe Jackson and Hap Felsch. Leibold hit well in 1919; in 122 games, he had a batting average of .302, 17 stolen bases, and set a career-high in OPS+ with 113. However, he batted .056 in the 1919 World Series. It was later discovered that he was one of just three regulars on the team not accused in the Black Sox Scandal. He was the last surviving player from the White Sox pennant-winners of 1917 and 1919. After the 1920 season, he was traded to the Boston Red Sox with Shano Collins for Harry Hooper, then played for the Red Sox and Washington Senators for 2.5 seasons each.
Leibold was sent down to the minor leagues in 1926. He was a player-manager for the Columbus Red Birds from 1928 to 1932, then managed various other teams until 1948. In one game in 1946, he was suspended after shoving a minor league umpire, which caused other managers to resign in protest.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Picture of Leibold (at right) with the rest of the White Sox outfielders during the 1917 World Series