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Radiant in Madison County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oliver Dinwiddie Tucker

(1902 - 1940)

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
1. Oliver Dinwiddie Tucker Marker
Inscription.  Oliver Dinwiddie Tucker, baseball player, grew up here in Radiant. After six years in the minor leagues, he appeared in 34 Major League games in 1927 and 1928, first with the Washington Senators and then with the Cleveland Indians. While playing for the Buffalo Bisons of the International League between 1930 and 1935, he amassed a .322 batting average and hit .376 in 1930. He established the decades-old team record for doubles with 52 during the 1932 eason. Tucker's success captivated this area during the Great Depression. In 2008 he became the first Virginian inducted into the International League Hall of Fame. He is buried in a mausoleum just north of here.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JE-9.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. 38° 18.768′ N, 78° 12.314′ W. Marker is in Radiant, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is on Orange Road (Virginia Route 230) just west of Radiant Way (Virginia Route 684), on the right when traveling west
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
2. Oliver Dinwiddie Tucker Marker
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4975 Orange Rd, Radiant VA 22732, 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. Battle of Jack’s Shop (approx. 3.7 miles away); Woodberry Forest School (approx. 3.9 miles away); Cavalry Engagement at Jack’s Shop (approx. 3.9 miles away); Fry's/Barnett's Ford Road (approx. 4 miles away); Oak Grove Baptist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Knights of the Golden Horseshoe (approx. 4.1 miles away); Orange County / Madison County (approx. 4.3 miles away); Kemper's Grave (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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