Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean

Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean (HM22BZ)

Location: Wiggins, MS 39577 Stone County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 51.984', W 89° 9.938'

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Dizzy Dean, a baseball legend, lived in Bond ~ a small community five miles north of Wiggins. He lived there with his wife Pat, who had grown up in the area. He was often seen conducting business and visiting friends on the streets of Wiggins, a town he adopted as his own.

The famous pitcher was considered one f baseball's finest. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1932~1937) and the Chicago Cubs (1938~1941). He was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953 and was a colorful radio and TV broadcaster from 1941~1974. "Dizzy" was famous for his special words ~ such as "slud" ~ and for his rendition of "Wabash Cannonball".

Governor William (Bill) Waller once said, "Dizzy started the nation's awareness of the good side of Mississippi". Dizzy died in 1974 and is buried in Bond Cemetery.
HM NumberHM22BZ
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Date Added Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 292944 N 3416804
Decimal Degrees30.86640000, -89.16563333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 51.984', W 89° 9.938'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 51' 59.04" N, 89° 9' 56.28" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2743-2773 US 49, Wiggins MS 39577, US
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