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Long-time Otters Coach Took His Final Swings Sunday in Season Finale

Charles Boots Day has been involved with Evansville professional baseball teams for the past 30 years.

Posted: Sep 13, 2021 9:18 AM
Updated: Sep 13, 2021 10:35 AM

A big part of the Otters coaching staff stepped to the plate for the final time Sunday.

74-year-old Charles Boots Day has been a part of the Otters coaching staff over the last 30-years and has been involved in professional baseball for more than 55 years.

Sunday he officially retired on the field with all the current players recognizing his legacy and contributions made to the team.

As part of the retirement ceremony, Boots Day was in the starting lineup, batting lead-off as the designated hitter.

Prior to that, it had been 41 years since his last professional at-bat.

The Evansville franchise will begin Frontier League post-season play in the coming days.

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Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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