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DeRossett in White County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Earl Webb

Baseball Record Holder

 
 
Earl Webb, Baseball Record Holder Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 4, 2011
1. Earl Webb, Baseball Record Holder Marker
Inscription. William Earl Webb was born in White County, Tennessee, on September 17, 1897. His family moved to Bon Air and then Ravenscroft, where Earl worked in the coal mines and played baseball for local teams. He began in the minor leagues in 1921, and switched from pitching to the outfield. In the major leagues, he played with five teams between 1925 and 1933. In 1931, while with the Boston Red Sox, the left-handed batting Webb hit 67 doubles, setting a longstanding single-season record.
 
Erected 2006 by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2D 47.)
 
Location. 35° 57.019′ N, 85° 18.557′ W. Marker is in DeRossett, Tennessee, in White County. Marker is at the intersection of Crossville Highway (U.S. 70) and Coal Bank Road, on the right when traveling west on Crossville Highway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9479 Crossville Highway, Sparta TN 38583, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Rock House (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Rock House (approx. 5.6 miles away); Affair at Cumberland Mountain (approx. 6.7 miles away);
Earl Webb, Baseball Record Holder Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 2, 2011
2. Earl Webb, Baseball Record Holder Marker
The Journey of the Bell (approx. 6.7 miles away); Pleasant Hill (approx. 6.7 miles away); George Gibbs Dibrell (approx. 8.5 miles away); Lester Flatt (approx. 8.5 miles away); White County (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Earl Webb. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 24, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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