Leon Day Park

Leon Day Park (HM3RH)

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

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.
HM NumberHM3RH
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Gwynns Falls Trail series
Placed ByGwynns Falls Trail Council
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 7:34pm PDT -07:00
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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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