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Leon Day



Leon Day


Born: October 30, 1916 in Alexandria, VA
Died: March 14, 1995 in Baltimore, MD
          (78 years old)

Bats: R
Throws: R
Ht: 5'9"
Wt: 170
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Notes:


• Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995
• Buried: Arbutus Memorial Park (Arbutus, MD)
• Played in the Minor Leagues


Compared to Contemporary Starting Pitchers (Top 100)

Compare With:



Glossary
# Players Pos Yrs Career HoF
1
SP
15
1931-1945
44.2
6.9
-0.2
38.1
-0.5
2
SP
16
1928-1947
41.3
0.1
-0.1
41.3
-0.0
3
SP
15
1933-1948
32.7
3.7
-0.2
29.3
-0.1
4
SP
23
1919-1941
26.0
-2.9
-0.3
29.2
-0.0
5
SP
14
1935-1948
23.6
2.1
-0.5
22.0
-0.1
6
SP
10
1934-1946
20.0
3.9
-0.1
16.2
0.0
7
SP
14
1931-1948
19.4
0.8
-0.1
18.7
-0.1
8
SP
13
1931-1948
16.9
-0.0
0.1
17.2
-0.4
9
SP
11
1936-1948
16.6
0.5
-0.3
16.5
-0.1
10
SP
16
1922-1940
16.2
-0.2
-0.1
16.5
-0.0
11
SP
10
1937-1947
16.1
-1.3
0.0
17.4
-0.0
12
SP
17
1924-1945
14.7
-1.2
-0.0
15.9
-0.0
13
SP
13
1923-1940
13.6
0.3
0.2
13.1
-0.2
14
SP
22
1920-1944
12.7
-0.2
0.1
13.0
-0.2
15
SP
8
1939-1948
12.4
-1.0
0.0
13.4
-0.0
16
SP
10
1932-1945
12.0
0.3
-0.4
12.1
-0.1
17
SP
12
1936-1948
11.1
1.6
-0.0
9.6
-0.0
18
SP
10
1936-1945
11.0
1.4
-0.1
9.8
-0.0
19
SP
11
1931-1947
9.3
-0.9
0.0
10.1
0.0
20
SP
8
1936-1945
9.1
0.2
-0.0
9.0
-0.0
21
SP
11
1935-1948
8.4
-0.7
-0.1
9.2
-0.0
22
SP
8
1938-1945
7.6
-0.1
0.0
7.8
-0.0
23
SP
9
1940-1948
7.6
-0.3
-0.0
7.8
-0.0
24
SP
7
1940-1946
7.3
-0.1
0.0
7.5
-0.1
25
SP
9
1937-1948
7.3
-1.1
0.0
8.5
-0.0
26
SP
21
1928-1948
7.2
-2.6
-0.0
9.8
-0.0
27
SP
9
1940-1948
7.1
0.8
0.4
6.1
-0.2
28
SP
12
1933-1948
6.8
-0.9
0.0
7.7
0.0
29
SP
25
1917-1944
6.3
2.3
-0.5
4.4
0.1
30
SP
9
1940-1948
6.2
-2.1
0.0
8.3
0.0
31
SP
8
1935-1945
6.0
-0.0
0.0
6.0
0.0
32
SP
5
1937-1943
5.7
-0.5
-0.0
6.2
-0.0
33
SP
11
1934-1948
5.6
0.8
-0.1
5.0
-0.1
34
SP
10
1938-1948
5.6
-0.7
0.0
6.3
0.0
35
SP
6
1937-1942
5.3
0.1
0.0
5.2
0.0
36
SP
13
1933-1946
5.0
0.9
-0.2
4.4
-0.0
37
SP
6
1928-1941
4.7
-0.8
0.0
5.5
-0.0
38
SP
14
1926-1944
4.7
-2.4
-0.0
7.1
-0.0
39
SP
13
1925-1948
4.4
-0.0
-0.3
4.8
-0.0
40
SP
10
1924-1941
4.4
0.9
-0.0
3.6
-0.2
41
SP
6
1940-1948
4.1
0.3
-0.6
4.4
-0.1
42
SP
5
1940-1945
3.7
0.7
0.0
3.0
-0.1
43
SP
10
1937-1947
3.7
1.2
-0.1
2.7
-0.1
44
SP
7
1940-1947
3.5
0.0
0.0
3.4
-0.0
45
SP
6
1938-1944
3.4
-0.0
0.0
3.5
-0.0
46
SP
5
1939-1946
3.1
-0.5
0.0
3.7
0.0
47
SP
14
1933-1948
3.1
-0.6
0.1
3.7
-0.0
48
SP
5
1936-1940
3.1
-0.4
0.0
3.6
0.0
49
SP
8
1933-1942
3.1
0.4
-0.1
2.8
-0.0
50
SP
5
1936-1941
3.1
0.2
0.2
2.7
-0.0
51
SP
12
1937-1948
3.1
0.3
0.1
2.7
-0.0
52
SP
6
1940-1948
3.0
-0.2
0.0
3.2
-0.0
53
SP
4
1938-1942
2.9
-0.1
0.0
2.9
-0.0
54
SP
10
1936-1945
2.8
0.1
0.0
2.6
0.0
55
SP
8
1937-1946
2.6
0.5
-0.1
2.1
-0.0
56
SP
9
1931-1947
2.6
-0.2
0.0
2.7
0.0
57
SP
8
1936-1944
2.5
-0.3
-0.1
2.9
-0.0
58
SP
8
1929-1940
2.4
0.7
-0.0
1.6
-0.0
59
SP
7
1937-1943
2.4
0.1
0.0
2.3
-0.0
60
SP
2
1931-1942
2.2
0.2
0.0
2.0
0.0
61
SP
12
1933-1946
2.1
0.8
-0.1
1.5
-0.2
62
SP
9
1934-1945
1.9
-0.4
-0.0
2.3
-0.0
63
SP
2
1939-1940
1.6
0.0
0.0
1.6
-0.0
64
SP
9
1933-1942
1.6
-0.6
-0.0
2.1
-0.0
65
SP
5
1936-1943
1.4
0.3
-0.0
1.2
-0.0
66
SP
7
1935-1944
1.3
-0.9
0.0
2.3
0.0
67
SP
1
1940
1.3
-0.1
0.0
1.4
-0.0
68
SP
6
1935-1940
1.2
0.0
0.0
1.2
-0.0
69
SP
10
1937-1948
1.1
-0.6
0.0
1.7
0.0
70
SP
12
1931-1948
1.1
2.7
-1.0
-0.2
-0.6
71
SP
3
1930-1945
1.0
-0.1
0.0
1.1
0.0
72
SP
3
1940-1942
0.9
-0.2
0.0
1.2
-0.0
73
SP
7
1939-1946
0.9
-0.2
-0.0
1.2
-0.0
74
SP
3
1940-1942
0.8
0.3
0.0
0.6
-0.0
75
SP
2
1940-1941
0.6
-0.1
0.0
0.7
-0.0
76
SP
3
1937-1943
0.6
-0.0
-0.0
0.6
-0.0
77
SP
2
1939-1940
0.5
-0.2
0.0
0.8
0.0
78
SP
4
1937-1940
0.3
0.3
-0.2
0.2
-0.0
79
SP
2
1936-1946
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.4
0.0
80
SP
8
1928-1940
0.3
-1.0
-0.2
1.5
-0.0
81
SP
1
1940
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
82
SP
7
1937-1943
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.0
83
SP
1
1940
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
84
SP
3
1938-1940
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
85
SP
6
1940-1948
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
86
SP
5
1937-1941
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
87
SP
2
1940-1943
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
-0.0
88
SP
6
1937-1944
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
-0.0
89
SP
5
1937-1942
-0.2
-0.5
0.0
0.3
-0.0
90
SP
4
1937-1941
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
91
SP
4
1940-1947
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
92
SP
8
1937-1946
-0.2
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
93
SP
4
1940-1948
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
-0.0
0.0
94
SP
11
1932-1943
-0.4
-1.6
0.0
1.3
-0.0
95
SP
5
1940-1944
-0.4
-0.3
0.0
-0.0
0.0
96
SP
4
1937-1940
-0.4
-0.4
0.0
-0.0
0.0
97
SP
2
1940-1941
-0.5
0.1
0.0
-0.6
0.0
98
SP
2
1939-1940
-0.5
-0.1
0.0
-0.4
0.0
99
SP
5
1940-1946
-0.6
-0.5
0.0
-0.1
-0.0
100
SP
3
1928-1940
-0.8
-0.3
0.0
-0.4
0.0

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