The Museum Debuts New Entrance Film

By Rick Cleveland, Mississippi Today The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum has a new introductory film in its newly named Gertrude C. Ford Foundation Theatre. The new, 15-minute presentation was produced through a generous grant from the Jackson-based Gertrude C. Ford Foundation. The museum, which turned 20 last July, still showed the original theatre presentation until recently. Said the museum’s executive director Bill Blackwell, “Our original theatre presentation was outstanding and served us well, but so much has happened in the last 20 years where Mississippi sports is...

Boo sees dream come true

Today is Boo Ferriss's 91st birthday. Our gift: A remembrance of one of the greatest days in a great life. May 3, 2004.   It is now official: Delta St. baseball best in the country MONTGOMERY - Forty years ago, 42-year-old Boo Ferriss carved a baseball diamond out of a Delta beanfield. He had a vision: Delta State would have a baseball program, second to none. Here Saturday night, Ferriss watched through tears as his dream was realized. "I don't cry much," Ferriss said. "I couldn't help myself tonight." He...