Bill Day

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William J. Day

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 150 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bill Day had two years in the National League. In all, he pitched 14 games, completing 92 2/3 innings. He was traded by the 1890 Phillies to the 1890 Alleghenys, in exchange for Billy Sunday, near the end of Sunday's major league career. The majority of Day's major league innings were with the 1890 Pittsburgh Alleghenys, a team which went 23-113. He was twelve years younger than player-manager Guy Hecker, who also pitched and had an ERA similar to Day's.

Day also had eight years in the minors, several of them with teams in New Bedford, MA.

He is not the only player born in Marcus Hook, PA - Mickey Vernon was also born there, several decades later.

"Colonel John I. Rogers is to take Day, of the Cape May team, to Philadelphia on Monday, to give him a chance against the Washingtons. Rogers is a cottager and has been watching Day's work since he came here. . . Day will be permitted to pitch two games per week for Cape May during the rest of August." - from p. 1 of Sporting Life, August 21, 1889

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