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Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

James Harrison “Babe” McCarthy

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 26, 2020
1. James Harrison “Babe” McCarthy Marker
Inscription.  A native of Baldwyn, James H. “Babe” McCarthy began coaching basketball in 1941. During his career he coached high school, college, and professional teams. In 1963, McCarthy sneaked his all~white Mississippi State team out of Starkville to East Lansing, Michigan, to play in the NCAA tournament against an integrated Loyola tea, thus breaking Mississippi’s sports segregation barrier. A three-time SEC Coach of the Year and two-time ABA Coach of the Year, he was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1974.
 
Erected 2015 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 34° 30.534′ N, 88° 37.969′ W. Marker is in Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Front Street South, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwyn MS 38824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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By Tom Bosse, July 26, 2020
2. James Harrison “Babe” McCarthy Marker
distance of this marker. Dewey and Red's Barber Shop-McElroy's (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Post Office (Old Post Office Restaurant) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Green Front Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Golden Rule / Shellnuts (within shouting distance of this marker); Caldwell Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Kirk Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Lu-Ru Florist (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwyn.
 
Also see . . .  James H. "Babe" McCarthy. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (Submitted on August 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.) 
 
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3. James Harrison “Babe” McCarthy
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 26, 2021