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Westville in Champaign County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Harvey Haddix

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2008
1. Harvey Haddix Marker
Inscription. Baseball great Harvey Haddix was born on September 18, 1925, and grew up on a farm just south of Westville. He attended Westville School until March 1940 and played his first organized baseball at this site. Entering Major League Baseball in 1952, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Baltimore Orioles in a career that lasted until 1965. In 1959, while with Pittsburgh, he pitched what some believe to be the greatest game ever pitched in baseball as he hurled 12 perfect innings against the defending National League champion Milwaukee Braves. He lost the game by a score of 1-0 in the 13th inning. A three-time All-Star and Gold Glove Award winner, he won two World Series games in 1960, including the deciding Game 7, while playing with Pittsburgh against the New York Yankees. He died on January 8, 1994, and is buried in Catawba, Ohio.
 
Erected 2005 by Descendants of the Haddix and Stout Families, Champaign County Bicentennial Historical Marker Committee, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 18-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 6.599′ 
Harvey Haddix Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2008
2. Harvey Haddix Marker
N, 83° 50.464′ W. Marker is in Westville, Ohio, in Champaign County. Marker is on U.S. 36 0.2 miles west of Ohio Route 560, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in front of former Westville school. Marker is in this post office area: Westville OH 43083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Owen (approx. 1.8 miles away); A. B. Graham (approx. 3.7 miles away); Bailey and Barclay Halls / Johnny Appleseed (approx. 4.2 miles away); Xue, Bian, and Sun Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Pennsylvania Railroad Depot (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Johnson Manufacturing Company (approx. 4.3 miles away); Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Harvey Haddix - Almost Perfect was Not Good Enough. ...despite winning two games in the 1960 World Series and going 20-9 as a rookie in 1953, (Harvey Haddix) will always be associated with a game that he lost. (Submitted on December 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. Harvey Haddix Perfect Game Box Score. Near the end of this page is a link to an audio recording of the 1959 World Series. (Submitted on December 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturySports
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,703 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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