Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day 2012

A fond Leon Day card and best wishes to all mothers near and far!

HOFer Leon Day hit his own high point on July 23, 1942, striking out 18 batters to set the Negro League single-game record. He later joined the US Army, played on (integrated) military teams for two years, and landed with the Allies at Normandy on D-Day, an anniversary just three weeks off (June 6).

See my 1978 Long Ago Black Stars set profile for much more about Leon Day the player. I'd write more, but it's time to give mom a call.

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