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

Harvey Haddix

Harvey Haddix Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
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historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSports. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1780.
Location. 40° 6.599′ 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. Marker is in front of former Westville school. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westville OH 43083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Draining Wetlands (approx. 4.2 miles away); Pennsylvania Railroad Depot (approx. 4.3 miles away); Green Invaders (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Johnson Manufacturing Company (approx. 4.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Harvey Haddix Perfect Game Box Score. Near the end of this page is a link to an audio recording of the
Harvey Haddix Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2008
2. Harvey Haddix Marker
1959 World Series. (Submitted on December 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. Harvey Haddix. Wikipedia article (Submitted on January 20, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,490 times since then and 158 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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