Whirty: Celebrating Leon Day’s 100th birthday in Baltimore

From SABR member Ryan Whirty at Home Plate Don’t Move on October 17, 2016:

On Oct. 30, Hall of Fame pitcher Leon Day would have been 100 years old, and I wanted to commemorate the landmark day in this blog somehow. I thought about what I could write or say, but then I decided to let you, my readers and the Negro Leagues community, to say it with your words, thoughts, feelings and memories.

Helping me was SABR member Michelle Freeman, who’s done a yeoman’s job with the Leon Day Foundation in Baltimore, which has striven to honor Day’s memory and promote his achievements and impact on the national pastime, including a series of upcoming events to mark Day’s centennial birthday.

So many thanks to Michelle and to everyone who contributed comments for this blog post. Without further ado, let’s get to honoring Leon!

Read the full article here: https://homeplatedontmove.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/leon-days-100th-in-your-words/

Originally published: October 18, 2016. Last Updated: October 18, 2016.