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Monday, December 28, 2015

Mike Leon, Trainer's Ring - 27

Mike Leon may have missed out on a World Series ring with the Royals by a year, but he did get a ring.

After starting his minor league training career in 1986 - the year after the Royals won - Leon found himself in 1997 as the trainer at AAA Charlotte, in the Marlins system.

As a member of the Florida organization when the team won its first championship, Leon got his ring, according to The Chicago Tribune.

Leon started his minor league training career after receiving his masters degree in sports medicine from Indiana University, according to his Best card.

Leon served as trainer in 1986 for the Royals rookie Gulf Coast League team. He moved to single-A Appleton for 1987 and 1988.

He then moved up to AA Memphis for 1989 and returned there as trainer for 1990. By 1997, he was with the Marlins at AAA Charlotte.

Since then, Leon appears to have left training. A LinkedIn profile that appears to be him shows him as a software developer now, who also consults with the White Sox.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,212
Made the Majors: 936-42.3%
Never Made Majors:1,276-57.7%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 393
10+ Seasons in the Minors:237

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