George "Dummy" Leitner (6/19/1872-2/20/1960) was from Parkton, Maryland. He pitched one game apiece for the Philadelphia Athletics and New York Giants in 1901, and for the Cleveland Blues (Indians) and Chicago White Sox in 1902. He had a longer career in the minors, I assume, and died in Baltimore. Place of interment: Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore.
I know about his brief stint in the majors, how he and fellow deaf pitcher William "Dummy" Deegan were released by John McGraw shortly after he took over the Giants. What I lack is information about what he did afterwards.
That's about all I know about him. There's nearly illegible photo posted in "Baseball Reference," which looks as though it's taken from Marc Okkonen's Baseball Memories
, initially from a microfilm of a newspaper clipping. (See http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/leitndu01.shtml.
) I'd like to try to obtain a better photo (a REAL one), and, if possible, more information.
This query is also posted in the Surnames forum.