- Category : 1916-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (5)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Alignment 2
American baseball pitcher who spent the majority of his career in the Negro leagues. Recognized as one of the most versatile athletes in the league during his prime, Day could play every position, with the exception of catcher, and often was the starting second baseman or center fielder when he was not on the mound. A right-handed pitcher with a trademark no wind-up delivery, Day excelled at striking batters out, especially with his high-speed fastball. At the same time, he was an above-average contact hitter, which, combined with his effectiveness as a baserunner and his tenacious fielding, helped cement Day as one of the most dynamic players of the era.
Day played for the Baltimore Black Sox (1934), Brooklyn Eagles (1935), Newark Eagles (moved from Brooklyn) (1936–1939,1941–1943, 1946) and Baltimore Elite Giants (1949–1950).
Day also played Puerto Rican winter ball in the offseasons. He holds both the Negro and Puerto Rican league records for strikeouts in a game, and appeared in the most East–West All-Star Games.
In 1995, Day was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame, just six days before his death, on 13 March 1995, at 78 years old.