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Polo in Caldwell County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Zachariah (Zack) Davis Wheat

Born: May 23, 1888

 

— Died: March 11, 1972 —

 
Zachariah (Zack) Davis Wheat Marker Title image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 17, 2020
1. Zachariah (Zack) Davis Wheat Marker Title
Inscription.  

[Front]

This memorial is erected on the farm of
Zachariah Wheat. His home on this farm was
completed in 1924. Zach left this farm in the
mid 1930's.

He was unanimously elected into the
Baseball Hall of Fame in 1959,
"The only player elected that year"

[Back]
Zachariah (Zack) Davis Wheat
Brooklyn N.L. 1909 - 1926
Philadelphia A.L. 1927

Brooklyn outfield for 18 years.
Holds Brooklyn records for
Games Played 2,318, At Bat 8,859, Hits 2,804,
Singles 2,038, Doubles 464, Triples 171,
Total Bases 4,003, Extra Base Hits 766,
Batted .375 (1923) .375 (1924) .359 (1925)
League Batting Leader .335 (1918)
Lifetime Batting Average .317 with 2,884 Hits,
Played 2,406 Games


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 39° 32.715′ N, 94° 2.35′ W. Marker is in Polo, Missouri, in Caldwell County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 13), on the left when traveling south. Marker is near the entrance to
Zachariah (Zack) Davis Wheat Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 17, 2020
2. Zachariah (Zack) Davis Wheat Marker
Stagecoach Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1010 Main Street, Polo MO 64671, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Kingston (approx. 6.8 miles away); a different marker also named War Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); Caldwell County Sesquicentennial (approx. 6.8 miles away); Church of the Holy Trinity Bell (approx. 7.8 miles away); Hamilton (approx. 13.7 miles away); Haun's Mill Massacre (approx. 13.7 miles away); Hamilton Train Depot (approx. 13.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Zach Wheat Bio at Baseball Hall of Fame. (Submitted on September 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Zach Wheat Bio at Society for American Baseball Research. (Submitted on September 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Meet Zack Wheat (LAdodgertalk, 2020). (Submitted on September 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Zachariah (Zack) Davis Wheat Marker (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 17, 2020
3. Zachariah (Zack) Davis Wheat Marker (back)
Bottom line cut off in photo
Zachariah (Zack) Davis Wheat Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 17, 2020
4. Zachariah (Zack) Davis Wheat Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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