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IHS 1965 Alumnus - Charles 'Boots' Day Retiring from Baseball

July 17, 2021

By Aileen Carney Sweeney


Ilion's Charles 'Boots' Day is retiring from professional baseball this year. Boots graduated from IHS in 1965 and signed on after graduation with the St. Louis Cardinals, then continuing his MLB career with the Montreal Expos and Chicago Cubs.

Boots has enjoyed his 56 years in professional baseball as a player, manager, and coach. He has been with the Evansville Otters since 2012. Earlier this year, Boots announced his retirement and will be recognized prior to the Otters game in Evansville, IN. on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Other members of the Otters organization are set to be honored as well.

Friends and former classmates from the Ilion area are encouraged to travel to Evansville and congratulate Boots on his very successful career in professional baseball. Those interested in attending may contact the Evansville Otters ticket office at (812)-435-8686. When calling and reserving tickets, let them know that you're with the group from Ilion. Several members of the Ilion High School's class of 1965 and 1966 have already confirmed they are planning to attend. We hope to see you at the ballpark too.

Boots talks about his career in the recent TV44 interview shown above.


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