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 Leon Day

Leon Day

Birth
Arlandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
Death 13 Mar 1995 (aged 78)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Arbutus, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Plot Section U, Lot 33, Space 1.
Memorial ID 20712 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Negro Leagues Baseball Player. He was one of the most outstanding pitchers in the Negro National League during the late 1930s and early 1940s. A good hitter and baserunner, when not pitchin he often played second base, outfield, or pinch hitter. He appeared in seven East-West All-Star games from 1935 through 19446. In 1942 he set a Negro League record when he struck out 18 Baltimore batters in one game. He died six days after learning he had been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 2 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20712
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leon Day (30 Oct 1916–13 Mar 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20712, citing Arbutus Memorial Park, Arbutus, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .