Leon Day as the name suggests its not actually a day of the week or year but it is actually the name of a very famous baseball player.
Leon Day Birth Details
Leon Day was born on 30th October in the year 1916 at the city of Alexandria in Virginia.
Leon Day Personal Life
- Leon Day was a right handed player or rather pitcher.
- His father Ellis was a worker in the glass factory.
- Being the fifth child out of six children he was very fond of games specially baseball.
- While he was young his family moved to Mt. Winans that was near to Baltimore, Maryland.
Leon Day Early Activities
- Leon Day as a young boy, used to climb fences to see games of the local Negro League team, the Baltimore Black Sox.
- After visiting the church every Sunday he used to play with the local teams
- He left his studies when he was 17 years old to join the then famous team called The Baltimore Black Sox.
- This team was a professional Baseball team that played out of Baltimore, Maryland in the Negro Leagues.
- Negro Leagues was actually the American Baseball Leagues that usually comprised of African-American teams.
- His mother died in the year 1934 after which he left the Baltimores just to be a part of the Brooklyn Eagles.
- Brooklyn Eagles, was founded by Abey Manley and his wife Effa Manley when they bought the Newark Dodgers and merged all the teams.
- He was paid a monthly salary of 50 dollars.
- He stayed with the Eagles till the early 1940s.
Leon Day Achievement
- Leon Day was an extremely outstanding baseball player.
- In 1935, Leon Day played in the Latin American team.
- He showed his talent in the year 1937 while playing for Newark Eagles for his fastball.
- From then onwards till the year 1955, he kept on playing for various teams.
- Not only had this but between all this he also served the US Army in the Second World War
- He also worked as a bartender, a security guard.
- After showing his eminent skills in baseball he said a final bye to baseball in the year 1955.
- In the year 1995 Leon Day was chosen to be honored with the Baseball Hall of Fame and immediately just six days later Day died of a heart attack in Baltimore, Maryland.
- He was at the age of 78.
- He almost lived his life playing baseball.
- He was chosen as the 12th Hall of Famers chosen in the Negro League category.
- He was the 7th to be selected while he was still living after people like Paige, Buck Leonard, and Irvin who were in their early seventies and others like them.
- He is still remembered and will be always be.