Daily Almanac for Monday, March 29, 2021

Cy Young, was born on this date 1867 in Gilmore, Ohio, located in Tuscarawas County. He would become the all-time winningest pitcher in MLB with 511 wins. Thus, the Cy Young Award goes to the best pitcher in both leagues. Here he is with the Cleveland Naps during the final season of his Hall of Fame career. 1911 photo By Charles M. Conlon – Mears Auctions, Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org

BORROWING DAYS

The last three days of March have a reputation for being stormy. Scottish folklore proposes that these three days were borrowed from April so that March might extend his power. The Spanish story about the borrowing days is that a shepherd promised March a lamb if he would temper the winds to suit the shepherd’s flocks. But after his request was granted, the shepherd refused to deliver the payment. In revenge, March borrowed three days from April, in which fiercer winds than ever blew to punish the deceiver. March borrowit from April Three days, and they were ill: The first was frost, the second was snaw, The third was cauld as ever’t could blaw. — Scottish proverb

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