Leon Day Park

Leon Day Park (HM3RH)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21216
Country: United States of America

N 39° 17.958', W 76° 40.275'

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This park is named for Leon Day, an outstanding player in the Negro Leagues who was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. A resident of southwest Baltimore, Day joined the Baltimore Black Sox in 1934 when African Americans could not play in the Major or Minor Leagues He went on to excel as a second baseman and pitcher for several teams and returned to Baltimore in the 1940s as a member of the Elite Giants He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995 just a few days before he died.

Leon Day played every position in the field but catch, and he played them all magnificently.
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The flour-producing Five Mills at Calverton, located at the eastern end of this meadow in the 1800s, were powered by water from a millrace that extended from here to Dickeyville.

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The Baltimore Elite Giants (below), 1949 Negro National League champions: (top row, from left) Joe Back, Leroy Farrell, (first name unknown) Davidson, Monte Pearson, Bill Byrd, Al Wilmore, Bob Romby, Johnny Hayes, Junior Gilliam, Manager Hoss Walker; (bottom row) Butch Davis, Lester Lockett, Sylvester Rodgers, Henry Kimbro, Coach Vic Harris, Henry Baylis, Frazier Robinson, Frank Russell, Peewee Butts, and Leon Day.
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HM NumberHM3RH
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Gwynns Falls Trail series
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Placed ByGwynns Falls Trail Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 7:34pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 355891 N 4351322
Decimal Degrees39.29930000, -76.67125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.958', W 76° 40.275'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 57.48" N, 76° 40' 16.50" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1729-1799 Gwynns Falls Trail, Baltimore MD 21216, US
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