Grambling in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Tommy Lee Agee
Tommie Lee Agee was a star at Grambling College and a Major League Baseball center fielder. He signed with the Cleveland Indians in 1962, and moved through the ranks. In 1966, he earned the Rookie of the Year Award and the Golden Glove Award. In 1969, with the Mets, he hit a homerun where the ball traveled halfway up into the 48th section of the left field upper decks at Shea Stadium, a feat that has never been matched. He is noted for making two of the greatest catches in World Series history, both of which took place in game three of the 1969 World Series. Later, he became the second African American to win a second Gold Glove Award with two leagues. Agee passed away in 2001.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Sports.
Location. 32° 32.273′ N, 92° 42.822′ W. Marker is in Grambling, Louisiana, in Lincoln Parish. Marker can be reached from Legends Avenue 0.3 miles south of Interstate 20, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Legends Avnue, Grambling LA 71245, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Loester "L.D." Land (here, next to this marker); Sarah Jane Richmond (here, next to this marker); Dr. Ruth Bradford (here, next to this marker); Mrs. Ruby Lee Weekly Billups (here, next to this marker); Dr. Arthur Daniel "A.D." Smith, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Thomas Morehead (here, next to this marker); Mr. Levis Jackson (here, next to this marker); Henry Louis Dyer (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grambling.
More about this marker. Located in the Grambling Walk of Fame/Legends Square.
Also see . . . Tommy Agee Wikipedia Article. (Submitted on June 7, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.