Tour the Historic Buck Leonard Home

Historic Buck Leonard Home 605 Atlantic Ave, Rocky Mount, NC, United States

A Rocky Mount Landmark Tour the historic Walter "Buck" Leonard home where you will see the Baseball Hall of Famer's keepsakes, learn about his life in Rocky Mount and his career in the Negro Leagues, and meet the family and members of the Buck Leonard Association. The home at 605 Atlantic Avenue in Rocky Mount, […]


Community Reception at the Historic Booker T Theater

Booker T. Theater 170 E Thomas St, Rocky Mount, NC, United States

We have big plans to support the small business community in 2021 and beyond. Come meet the Buck Leonard Association and local community leaders, and join the conversation to help us imagine a more vibrant Rocky Mount. A true community roundtable!

Buck Leonard Youth Baseball Clinic

Stith-Talbert Park 729 Pennsylvania Ave, Rocky Mount, NC, United States

PLAY BALL! Kids from the Buck Leonard Association RBI Youth Baseball League and beyond will be treated to a free baseball skills clinic and exhibition game!  Following the clinic, will be a 2021 season-end awards ceremony. Players will register at the park with name, age and skill level beginning promptly at 9AM on the day […]

Gala – Baseball, Jazz & All That Swing!

Booker T. Theater 170 E Thomas St, Rocky Mount, NC, United States

Celebrate In-Person or Online! Join us in person at the historic Booker T. Theater in Rocky Mount, NC - or by Zoom from anywhere in the world for the return of the Buck Leonard Association annual gala! Highlights of the evening include a Negro Leagues roundtable discussion, and special music performances by Joyce Stearnes Thompson, […]

Buck Leonard Barnstormers Virtual Reality Tour at the Sandlot Baseball Revival

Durham Athletic Park 428 Morris St, Durham, United States

The Buck Leonard Association and Pillbox Bat Co. invite you to step into the past and experience the future! Join us at the Durham Athletic Park on April 23rd for the Barnstormers Virtual Reality experience, where players face-off against Negro Leagues baseball legends Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and Buck Leonard, while bearing witness to the […]

Opening Day – 2022 RBI Youth Baseball Season

Stith-Talbert Park 729 Pennsylvania Ave, Rocky Mount, NC, United States

Join us at historic Stith-Talbert Park for our season-opening celebration! Stay tuned for more details.  

MLB RBI Pitch Hit & Run Baseball Skills Competition

Stith-Talbert Park 729 Pennsylvania Ave, Rocky Mount, NC, United States

The official skills competition of Major League Baseball. Hosted by the Buck Leonard Association RBI Youth Baseball League. FOR Baseball & Softball players aged 7-14 (age as of Juy 16, 2022) LOCAL WINNERS Will throw out the first pitch at the Carolina Mudcats game on July 23rd - Negro Leagues Tribute Night Advance all the […]


Buck Leonard 50th Anniversary Hall of Fame Coloring Contest


ALL AGES Coloring Contest! August 1 - September 30, 2022. Age group winners will receive a limited edition 50-year Hall of Fame T-shirt and a special edition Modern Baseball Art Coloring Book! Coloring Contest Rules - One (1) entry per person - No Age Limit - Must reside within United States to be eligible for […]

Buck Leonard Day – Mayor’s Proclamation

On what would have been Walter "Buck" Leonard's 115th birthday, we will celebrate Rocky Mount's greatest hero and "Baseball's Greatest Gentleman". Born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in 1907, Walter “Buck” Leonard overcame a humble upbringing to become the greatest Negro Leagues baseball 1st baseman of all-time.  From 1934 to '50, he captained the great […]

Black Diamond – Negro Leagues Art & Artifacts by Darryl Matthews

Gravely Gallery at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts 3400 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC, United States

This special Negro Leagues Baseball Art Exhibit is a tribute to artist Darryl Matthews' father, Fran Matthews, who played parts of 14 seasons in the Negro Leagues, mostly with the Newark Eagles, where his teammates included Hall of Famers Roy Campanella, Monte Irvin and Leon Day. More than 30 original works, including Negro Leagues legends […]

Buck Leonard Golf Classic with Evolve Golf & Education. Presented by Smithfield’s Chicken ‘n BBQ

Belmont Lake Golf Club 201 Belmont Club Way, Rocky Mount, NC, United States

Tee it Up for Kids! Proceeds for the 2nd Annual Buck Leonard Golf Classic for Inner-City Youth will benefit the kids of the Buck Leonard Association RBI Youth Baseball League and Evolve Golf and Education, who are dedicated to introducing the game of golf to underprivileged kids and teens, while reinforcing its inherent values of […]

$80 – $300

Inaugural Buck Leonard First Baseman’s Hall of Fame Induction and Gala

Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences 270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount, NC, United States

Baseball, Jazz & All That Swing! Buck Leonard Association Annual Gala and Inaugural Buck Leonard 1st Baseman's Hall of Fame Induction. Emcee Chris Lovingood of WRAL and several special guests of honor will help us celebrate heroes from the diamond and in the community. Join us as we induct the first 7 members of the […]