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Jimmy Connors

Born September 2, 1952

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Jimmy Connors Marker
Inscription.  A fiery left-hander known for his two-fisted backhand, Jimmy Connors grew up in East St. Louis and Belleville, Illinois. Playing tennis from the age of two, Connors thrived in St. Louis' active tennis scene and honed his amazing service return on the slick wood courts of the St. Louis Armory. He won his first pro tournament in 1972, and in 1974 he posted an astounding 99-4 match record while winning three of the four major titles. Ranked #1 in the world for over five years and in the top ten for 16 years, Connors won 109 tournaments, including 8 majors, in a career marked by versatility and tenacity. A five-time U.S. Open champion, Jimmy Connors was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1998.
 
Erected 2001 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.381′ N, 90° 18.481′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Kingsland Avenue, on the right
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when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6681 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Engelbreit (here, next to this marker); Jackie Joyner-Kersee (a few steps from this marker); David Merrick (a few steps from this marker); William T. Sherman (a few steps from this marker); Paul C. Reinert, S.J. (a few steps from this marker); Kay Thompson (a few steps from this marker); Ozzie Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Michael McDonald (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 28 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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