Day, Leon b. October 30, 1916 d. March 13, 1995 Hall of Fame Negro Leagues Baseball Player. He was one of the most outstanding pitchers in the Negro National League during the late 1930s and early 1940s. A good hitter and baserunner, when not pitchin he often played second base, outfield, or pinch hitter. He appeared in seven East-West All-Star games from 1935 through 19446. In 1942 he set a Negro League record when he struck out 18 Baltimore batters in one game. He died six days after learning he had been elected into the Baseball Hall of...[Read More] Arbutus Memorial Park, Arbutus, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA Plot: Section U, Lot 33, Space 1. GPS coordinates: 39.2435417, -76.7069168 (hddd.dddd)
Taylor, Benjamin b. July 1, 1888 d. January 24, 1953 Hall of Fame Negro League Baseball Player. Born in Anderson, South Carolina, he was one of the most dominate Negro Leagues baseball players of the early 20th Century. As a first baseman, he played from 1913 to 1929, with teams such as the Chicago American Giants, Indianapolis ABC's, St. Louis Giants, Bacharch Giants, Washington Potomacs, Harrisburg Giants, Baltimore Black Sox, Baltimore Stars, Brooklyn Eagles, Washington Black Senators and New York Cubans with a career .333 batting average. He...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arbutus Memorial Park, Arbutus, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA Plot: Section K.
Webb, Chick (William Henry) b. February 10, 1909 d. June 16, 1939 Acclaimed African American Jazz drummer and bandleader, "King of the Drums." Composer of Stompin at the Savoy, A-Tisket A-Tasket, and Undecided. William Henry "Chick" Webb represented the triumph of the human spirit in Jazz and Life. Afflicted at birth with spinal tuberculosis which left him in poor health from his entire life, Webb was a small, hunchback of a man who possessed an "unconquerable spirit" and an astounding musical talent. He supported himself as a newspaper boy and saved up...[Read More] (Bio by: Curtis Jackson) Cause of death: Spinal tuberculosis Arbutus Memorial Park, Arbutus, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA Plot: Section F, Lot 691 1B GPS coordinates: 39.2443695, -76.7082214 (hddd.dddd)