The chunky starter from Venezuela showed flashes of brilliance for the Blue Jays within a mediocre career. Leal was erratic, with a five-game winning streak in 1983 that was followed by a four-game losing streak the same season. On June 2, 1980 Leal gave up an AL-record five consecutive hits to start a game. On August 15, 1984 in a doubleheader with Cleveland, Leal was allowed to stay in the game to give up a team-record 10 runs (all earned). At the time of his release, Leal ranked behind only Jim Clancy and Dave Stieb as Blue Jays’ career leader in starts, innings, wins, losses, strikeouts, and walks.