J.L. (Skeeter) Webb

Born: November 4, 1909

Died: July 8, 1986

Hometown: Meridian, MS

Year of Induction: 1978


College Career

Ole Miss (1928-1931)


Pro Baseball Career

St. Louis Cardinals (1932)
Cleveland Indians (1938-1939)
Chicago White Sox (1940-1944)
Detroit Tigers (1945-1947)

- World Series Champions (’45)

Philadelphia Athletics (1948)

Did You Know?

Skeeter Webb and fellow Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame member Eric McNail grew up together in Meridian, Mississippi. A slick-fielding shortstop, Webb fielded the last out for the Detroit Tigers in the 1945 World Series.

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