June 14, 2003

Photos & editorial by Bert Orlitzky, NLBPA.com webmaster

The Leon Day Foundation held its fourth annual Family Fun Festival on Saturday, June 15, 2003.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin P. Clark was the grand marshal of a parade which began at Alexander Hamilton Elementary School (Baltimore, MD) and ended at Leon Day Park.

The festivities ran from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM and featured food, music, exhibits, and fun for all. Even the famous Baltimore Orioles “Bird” attended the festivities.

Leon Day, a Negro League star and Baltimore resident, died in 1995, six days after learning he had been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Photo: Commissioner Clark chats with former Elite Giant, Mr. Ernest Burke

Photo: Mrs. Leon Day, Commissioner Clark, and Mr. Ernest Burke

Photo: The Oriole Bird takes a bite out of Dr. Bob Hieronimus