Color Lithograph. 1995. First Edition. Fine.
Color lithographic poster. 30" x 24.25". One of 1,200 numbered copies, signed by artist Ron Lewis at lower right, and 20 former Negro League baseball stars, including: Buck Leonard, Bill Cash, Monte Irvin, Armando Vazquez, Josh Johnson, Joe Black, Warren Peace, Russell Awkward, Sam Jethrowe, Verdell Mathis, Max Manning, Wilmer Fields, Stanley Glenn, Gene Benson, Mahlon Duckett, Al Wilmore, Nap Gulley, Buck O'Neil, Edsall Walker, and Wilmer Harris. Includes letter of authenticity, signed by Mrs. Leon Day and Richard Savoia. Leon Day (1916-95) is remembered as one of the greatest players and pitchers in the history of the Negro League, pitching for the Baltimore Black Sox, Newark Eagles, and Baltimore Elite Giants. He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995. Day's Newark Eagles teammate, Monte Irvin said: "People don't know what a great pitcher Leon Day was. He was as good or better than Bob Gibson. He was a better fielder, a better hitter, could run like a deer. When he pitched against Satchel, Satchel didn't have an edge. You thought Don Newcombe could pitch. You should have seen Day! One of the best complete athletes I've ever seen."