The 5'7" 157-lb Leibold, nicknamed for the comic strip character Little Nemo, hit
only four homers in 13 ML seasons but played on four pennant winners. He was a reliable
fielder and a pesky hitter, particularly when platooned against righthanded pitchers.
As a longtime minor league manager, he was notoriously bellicose. In 1946 he was
suspended for the season after a shoving match with a minor league umpire. When he
was reinstated before the end of the season, several umpires quit in protest.