Walter "Red" Barber

Walter "Red" Barber (HM5FT)

Location: Columbus, MS 39701 Lowndes County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 29.945', W 88° 25.44'

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A native of Columbus, Walter Lanier "Red" Barber (1908-1992) as a boy lived on North 4th Avenue. He began a storied career in radio broadcasting in 1934 after receiving a job offer from the Cincinnati Reds. Barber was the voice of the Cincinnati Reds(1934-1938), Brooklyn Dodgers(1939-1953), and New York Yankees(1954-1966). He covered thirteen World Series and Jackie Robinson's first Major League game. Barber was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1995.
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HM NumberHM5FT
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 2:44am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 367724 N 3707524
Decimal Degrees33.49908333, -88.42400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 29.945', W 88° 25.44'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 29' 56.70" N, 88° 25' 26.40" W
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Area Code(s)662
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 602-610 N 4th Ave, Columbus MS 39701, US
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