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Demorest in Habersham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Home of Johnny Mize

“The Big Cat”

 
 
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By David Seibert, February 22, 2010
1. Home of Johnny Mize Marker
Inscription. National Baseball Hall of Fame member John Robert Mize was born in this house in 1913. While only 15 years old and still in high school, Mize launched his distinguished baseball career playing for Piedmont College. He began his major league career with the St. Louis Cardinals (1936-41) and played for the New York Giants (1942-43 and 1946-49) with a three year interruption for service in the Navy during World War II. In 1949, he joined the New York Yankees, helping the team win five straight World Series titles. Mize was the 1952 Series MVP after hitting homers in three straight games. Johnny Mize was called īThe Big Catī for his sure-handed glove work at first base and his smooth swing. A 10-time All-Star player, he led the National League three years in total bases and four times in slugging percentage. In 1947, he hit 50 home runs while striking out only 42 times, a record that stands today (2000). His ML battling average was .312 with 359 home runs, 1,337 RBIs and 2,011 hits in 1,884 games. Mize was inducted into the Georgia Hall of Fame in 1973 and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981. Mize returned to live in his family home in 1974 and died in 1993. He is buried in nearby Yonah Cemetery
 
Erected 2000 by Piedmont College. (Marker Number 068-11.)
 
Marker series.
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By David Seibert, February 22, 2010
2. Home of Johnny Mize Marker
This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 33.852′ N, 83° 32.682′ W. Marker is in Demorest, Georgia, in Habersham County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Street and Oak Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Georgia Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Demorest GA 30535, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Robert Mize (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Piedmont College (about 600 feet away); Habersham Iron Works & Mfg. Co. (approx. 2 miles away); Toombs-Bleckley House (approx. 3.6 miles away); Habersham County (approx. 3.7 miles away); Clarkesville War Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Grace Protestant Episcopal Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Hilliard Almond Wilbanks (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Demorest.
 
Also see . . .
1. Official Biography of Johnny Mize. (Submitted on October 27, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Career Statistics for Johnnie Mize. (Submitted on October 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturySports
 
Home of Johnny Mize Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 22, 2010
3. Home of Johnny Mize Marker
The house is privately owned.
Home of Johnny Mize Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 22, 2010
4. Home of Johnny Mize Marker
Looking east on Georgia Street from US 441
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,219 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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