On September 28, 1948 — A crowd of 60,405 attends Joe Early Night at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. The 26 year-old night watchman wrote Bill Veeck asking why an average fan never gets a ‘Day’, and the Indians’ owner responded by giving the World War II veteran a spectacular day of his own.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference September 28
National Pastime September 28
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