NEGRO LEAGUES CENTENNIAL TEAM BOBBLEHEAD SERIES: Leon Day
"If Satchel Paige is like the Negro League icon, Leon Day is the warrior." - Newark Eagles teammate Max Manning. Day, one of the Negro Leagues' best athletes, both pitched and played a field position on his off days, his versatility being a major asset to his team. According to baseballinwartime.com, Day was one of 239 Negro League players to serve in the Armed Forces during World War II. Day landed at Utah Beach during the Normandy invasion on D-Day, June 6, 1944, with 818th Amphibian Battalion. In 1945, he joined fellow Negro Leagues' star Willard Brown on the Overseas Invasion Service Expedition (OISE) All-Stars. This integrated team won the European Theater of Operations baseball championship. Day was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995.
About Charity: Reds Hall of Fame and Museum
Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history, and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. Established in 1958, the Hall of Fame has grown into a 15,000 square foot interactive, educational, and entertaining museum that showcases some of the rarest and most important artifacts in Reds history, dating back to 1869. Located on Joe Nuxhall Way at Great American Ball Park, home of the Reds, the museum is open year round and has become a destination location for Reds and baseball fans everywhere.
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