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Hinton in Summers County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Home of Jack Warhop

 
 
Home of Jack Warhop Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 25, 2021
1. Home of Jack Warhop Marker
Inscription.  Babe Ruth’s first two major league home runs, 6 May and 2 June 1915, were hit off pitcher, John Wauhop, 1884-1960, at the Polo Grounds in NY. Wauhop, playing under name of Warhop and "Chief,” played for Highlanders, who became the NY Yankees, Sept. 1908-15, compiling record of 69 wins and 93 losses for 426 avg. Born on Powley’s Creek, he played for Hinton C&O RR team.
 
Erected 1999 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 6, 1915.
 
Location. 37° 38.662′ N, 80° 52.977′ W. Marker is in Hinton, West Virginia, in Summers County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Miller Avenue when traveling south on Riverside Drive. It is at Bellepoint Baseball Park at the ticket windows. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hinton WV 25951, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Culbertson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wreck on the C&O (approx. half a mile away); Hinton
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By J. J. Prats, July 25, 2021
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(approx. 2 miles away); Lilly (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lilly Bridge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pack's Ferry (approx. 3.1 miles away); Giles, Fayette & Kanawha Turnpike (approx. 3.6 miles away); Big Bend Tunnel (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hinton.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for John Milton Warhop. Excerpt:
John Milton Warhop (1884–1960) was an American baseball pitcher who played eight seasons in Major League Baseball from 1908 to 1915 for the New York Highlanders/New York Yankees. ... Warhop was born in Hinton, West Virginia. He spent his early life working as a coal miner for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. Warhop played for local semi-professional teams sponsored by the railway company.
(Submitted on August 9, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 
 
New York Yankees Pitcher, Jack Warhop image. Click for full size.
By Charles M. Conlon, Public Domain, circa 1915
3. New York Yankees Pitcher, Jack Warhop
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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