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Leonard Weikart

 

Date and Place of Birth: Unknown
Date and Place of Death:    August 1, 1898 Cuba
Baseball Experience: Minor League
Position: Catcher
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: US Army
Area Served: Caribbean

Leonard Weikart had briefly played baseball as a catcher with the Mansfield Haymakers of the Class B Interstate League. In 1898, he served with an artillery company in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. It was during this time that he contracted Yellow Fever – an infection spread by mosquitoes – and died on August 1, 1898.

Date Added October 1, 2017

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