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Hockessin in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James Henry "Nip" Winters

 
 
James Henry "Nip" Winters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
1. James Henry "Nip" Winters Marker
Inscription.  Born in 1899 in Washington DC. James Henry Winters was a pitcher in the Negro leagues from 1919-1933. Winters, who was also known as "Jesse" and "Nip," was one of the top left-handed pitchers of his day. Known for his wild style and pitching speed, he began his baseball career playing for the Norfolk Stars. Winters played for a number of notable teams including the Atlantic City Bacharach Giants, Homestead Grays, Baltimore Black Sox, and Washington Pilots. After retiring from baseball, Winters married Sarah Smith of Hockessin and moved into the Smith family home not far from this site. He worked as a laborer at Hockessin Supply Company until his death in 1971.
 
Erected 2015 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC219.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
 
Location. 39° 47.085′ N, 75° 42.322′ W. Marker is in Hockessin, Delaware, in New Castle County.
James Henry "Nip" Winters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 24, 2016
2. James Henry "Nip" Winters Marker
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Marker is at the intersection of Valley Road and Evanson Road on Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hockessin DE 19707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First African-American Schoolhouse In Hockessin (approx. ¼ mile away); Hockessin School #107C (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chippey African Union Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chair of Honor (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. John The Evangelist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tweed's Tavern (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cox-Phillips-Mitchell Agricultural Complex (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hockessin.
 
More about this marker. I was just there myself and found "Evanson" (no "t").
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on December 26, 2019, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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