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Woodsfield in Monroe County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sad Sam Jones, 1892-1966 / Mary Weddle-Hines

 
 
Sad Sam Jones, 1892-1966 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
1. Sad Sam Jones, 1892-1966 Marker
Inscription.
Side A
Sad Sam Jones
1892-1966
With 229 victories, Woodsfield's Samuel Pond Jones, or Sad Sam Jones, was one of professional baseball's top pitchers in the early 1900s. He started his 22-year career with the Cleveland Indians in 1914 and later played for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators, and Chicago White Sox. He posted a career-high 23 victories for Boston in 1921 and won 21 for New York in 1923. Jones appeared in four World Series, but the pinnacle of his career came September 4, 1923, when he threw a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Athletics.

Side B
Mary Weddle-Hines
In an era when men dominated professional sports, Monroe County's Mary Weddle-Hines was a trailblazer for women athletes. After playing professional girls softball for the Phoenix Queens, Weddle joined the Fort Wayne Daisies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1954. She displayed athleticism and versatility, playing outfield, third base, and pitcher. In her only season with the Daisies, Weddle had 52 hits, scored 38 runs and also sported a 3-1 pitching record. Only approximately 600 women ever played in the AAGPBL, which folded in 1954 after 12 seasons.
 
Erected 2002 by
Mary Weddle-Hines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
2. Mary Weddle-Hines Marker
Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-56.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 45.575′ N, 81° 6.402′ W. Marker is in Woodsfield, Ohio, in Monroe County. Marker is on East Church Street 0.1 miles west of Eastern Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodsfield OH 43793, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Bent, Zigzag, and Crooked" (approx. half a mile away); Beallsville Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Beallsville / Monroe County Honors Vietnam War Casualities (approx. 7 miles away); Frederick Kindelberger Stone House and Barn (approx. 11.7 miles away); Captina African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery (approx. 12.6 miles away); Sardis Historic Town Pump (approx. 14.1 miles away); George Washington (approx. 14.3 miles away); Fly Landing of the Sistersville Ferry (approx. 14.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Mary Hines (Weddle). AAGPBL Player/Profile (Submitted on November 29, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Sad Sam Jones, 1892-1966 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
3. Sad Sam Jones, 1892-1966 Marker
 

2. Sam Pond "Sad Sam" Jones at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on November 29, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
Mary Weddle-Hines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
4. Mary Weddle-Hines Marker
1933 Goudey baseball card of Sad Sam Jones of the Chicago White Sox #81 image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1933
5. 1933 Goudey baseball card of Sad Sam Jones of the Chicago White Sox #81
Mary Weddle Baseball Card image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
6. Mary Weddle Baseball Card
Sad Sam Jones, 1892-1966 / Mary Weddle-Hines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
7. Sad Sam Jones, 1892-1966 / Mary Weddle-Hines Marker
Historical Marker
Sponsored by:
Ohio Bicentennial Committee
Longaberger Company
Monroe County Chamber of Commerce
Woodsfield Savings Bank
McDonald's of Woodsfield
James and Kathy Conley
Shadow Lake Campgrounds
Monroe County Park District
Monroe County Beacon
Randall L. Gallagher Memorials, Inc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 29, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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