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John Robert Mize

"The Big Cat"

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 7, 2012
1. John Robert Mize Marker
Inscription.  Born and raised in Demorest, Mr. Mize was a keen-eyed slugger who smashed 359 home runs and batted .312 in 15-year career while topping .300 mark nine seasons in a row. Set Major League records by hitting three homers in a game six times and trio in succession on four occasions. Won N.L. batting title once. Led or shared lead in homers and slugging pct. four times, runs batted in and total bases thrice. Finished first, second or third in offense 54 times during his career - 1936-53. Led league in putouts, twice and assists, twice with fielding pct. of .996.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 34° 33.914′ N, 83° 32.68′ W. Marker is in Demorest, Georgia, in Habersham County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Avenue and Georgia Street, on the right when traveling south on Oak Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Demorest GA 30535, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Piedmont College (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Johnny Mize (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Habersham Iron Works & Mfg. Co.
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 7, 2012
2. John Robert Mize Marker
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(approx. 2 miles away); Toombs-Bleckley House (approx. 3˝ miles away); Habersham County (approx. 3.6 miles away); Clarkesville War Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); De Soto (approx. 3.7 miles away); Grace Protestant Episcopal Church (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Demorest.
 
John Robert Mize Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 7, 2012
3. John Robert Mize Marker
John Robert Mize Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 7, 2012
4. John Robert Mize Marker
John Robert Mize Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 7, 2012
5. John Robert Mize Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2012, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 690 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 10, 2012, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jan. 26, 2022