Pea Ridge Day

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Henry Clyde Day

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 190 lb.

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Pea Ridge Day was an eccentric major leaguer who had a tragic death. Born in Missouri, he grew up in Pea Ridge, AR, which gave him his nickname, and pitched in the minors from 1922 to 1924 before coming to the majors with the 1924 St. Louis Cardinals. His minor league career lasted through 1933.

About half his major league games were with the 1931 Brooklyn Robins, by which time he was 31. The Robins that year had a pitching staff whose age averaged 33, so Pea Ridge was still younger than the average.

During his minor league career, he played with Joplin, Fort Smith, Little Rock, Muskogee, Syracuse, Los Angeles, Wichita, Omaha, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Baltimore.

He threw a screwball and engaged in piercing yells.

In 1934 he came to Kansas City, MO seeking treatment as he had lapses of memory. Staying with former teammate Max Thomas, he slashed his own throat. He left a widow and three-week old son.

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