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Wiggins in Stone County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jay Hanna “Dizzy” Dean

1910~1974

 
 
Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 29, 2017
1. Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean Marker
Inscription. Dizzy Dean, a baseball legend, lived in Bond ~ a small community five miles north of Wiggins. He lived there with his wife Pat, who had grown up in the area. He was often seen conducting business and visiting friends on the streets of Wiggins, a town he adopted as his own.

The famous pitcher was considered one f baseball's finest. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1932~1937) and the Chicago Cubs (1938~1941). He was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953 and was a colorful radio and TV broadcaster from 1941~1974. "Dizzy" was famous for his special words ~ such as "slud" ~ and for his rendition of "Wabash Cannonball".

Governor William (Bill) Waller once said, "Dizzy started the nation's awareness of the good side of Mississippi". Dizzy died in 1974 and is buried in Bond Cemetery.
 
Location. 30° 51.984′ N, 89° 9.938′ W. Marker is in Wiggins, Mississippi, in Stone County. Marker is on North Azalea Drive (U.S. 49) 1.3 miles north of West Central Avenue (State Highway 26), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Dizzy Dean Rest Area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2743-2773 N Azalea Dr, Wiggins MS 39577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured
Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 29, 2017
2. Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean Marker
as the crow flies. Stone County (a few steps from this marker); Professor W.P. Locker (approx. 2.3 miles away); John Perkins (approx. 5.8 miles away); Old West Florida (approx. 9 miles away); Lt. Col. John Bond (approx. 11.2 miles away); Forrest County Agricultural High School (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Dizzy Dean highlight video. (Submitted on October 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. Dizzy Dean. (Submitted on October 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean
Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
4. Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean
Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean Mural image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 29, 2017
5. Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean Mural
Mural located inside the Dizzy Dean Rest Area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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