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By John Goodspeed | May 6, 1991
DOUBLE X. By Bob Gorman. Diocesan Holy Name Society, Stratford, N.J. Illustrated. 213 pages. Paperback. $10. IT'S SURPRISING -- astonishing, really -- that almost 24 years after his death, this semi-pro effort is the first biography ever published of James E. (Jimmie) Foxx (1907-1967), the slugging native of Sudlersville (Queen Anne's County) and one of the several superstars of baseball born in Maryland.Foxx -- known as "Double X" for the obvious reason, called "Jimmy" on his Eastern Shore monument but "Jimmie" throughout this book -- was one of the greatest hitters of all time, right up there with the Baltimore champion, Babe Ruth.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2013
No one was injured when a Maryland Air National Guard jet inadvertently dropped a practice bomb over the Eastern Shore on Thursday night, a spokesman said. The nonexplosive BDU-33 training ordnance struck the parking lot of a Queen Anne's County restaurant about 9 p.m. Thursday, Lt. Col. Charles Kohler said. Patrons at Darlene's Tavern in Sudlersville spotted the hole in the gravel parking lot and called police. "We were just in the bar, shooting shuffleboard," bar owner Darlene Hurley said.
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By DAN RODRICKS | October 17, 1997
A long time ago, Gil Dunn discovered a truth about his hero's hometown -- the people in Sudlersville who remembered Jimmie Foxx didn't want to talk about him. He might have been one of the greatest right-handed sluggers ever, but his life after baseball seemed like one long stumble down a dark staircase. Years after his best clippings had turned yellow, his name would appear in sad newspaper updates that described him as broke or suggested a drinking problem. During one of the last trips Jimmie Foxx made to Sudlersville, on Maryland's Eastern Shore, he couldn't get a personal check cashed.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2012
Sixty miles east of Babe Ruth's birthplace, in the drowsy town of Sudlersville (population 497), stands a statue of the other great slugger from Maryland's past. But you'll have to stop at the town's only red light, corner of Church and Main, to view the life-size likeness of Jimmie Foxx at roadside. From his follow-through swing to the look on his face, it's clear that the bronzed Foxx has just done what he did 534 times in his 20-year career - he knocked one out of the park. That lusty swing landed the Queen Anne's County farmboy in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | October 24, 1997
SUDLERSVILLE -- Neighborly pride and stirring recollections of one of baseball's and Maryland's most notable heroes will be expressed both verbally but, more significantly, in bronze HTC tomorrow when a statue to native son Jimmie Foxx is unveiled in the center of his hometown, where he was born 90 years ago. The public is invited to the ceremony that is scheduled to begin at 11 o'clock.Foxx, considered one of the most powerful right-handed hitters in the history of the game, entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951, six years after his retirement and a 20-year major-league career in which he handled every position with the exception of second base.
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By JULIE SCHARPER and JULIE SCHARPER,julie.scharper@baltsun.com | April 17, 2009
The call came in a little after 7 p.m.: a small appliance fire in a home on Main Street in the Eastern Shore town of Sudlersville. Charles "Buck" Clough Jr., chief of the volunteer fire company, jumped into his pickup truck and headed toward town in a driving rain. Moments later, dispatchers called Clough to say that the fire had been extinguished. But the chief didn't answer. And when a caller reported that a pickup had slid off the road and slammed into a grove of trees on Sudlersville Cemetery Road, the staff at the volunteer fire company feared the worst, officials said.
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September 11, 2005
On September 9, 2005, CHARLES PERCIVAL MERRICK, of Easton, MD, formerly of Denton, MD, beloved husband of Elizabeth Chaney Merrick of Easton, beloved father of Charles P. Merrick III, of Cockeysville, MD., and Elizabeth "Betty" M. Hall of Easton and dear grandfather of 5 and great grandfather of 3. A Graveside Memorial service will be held 11 A.M. Tuesday, September 13, at the Sudlersville Cemetery, in Sudlersville, MD. The family requests instead of...
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June 11, 2006
On June 9, 2006, HELEN MAE HAYES (Nee Snyder) of Sudlersville, MD, formerly of Pasadena, MD; beloved wife of the late Irvin E. Hayes and devoted mother of Paul I. Hayes of Hagerstown and M. Veronica Buxton of Sudlersville and the late Barry Hayes; devoted grandmother of Cory Buxton; great-grandmother of Kaleigh Buxton. Services and interment will be private. Those desiring may make contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, Central Maryland Chapter, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093-542.
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July 21, 2003
On July 19, 2003, NOBLE FRANKLIN COPPAGE, Ret. MD Comptroller employee; beloved brother of Arvel L., William B. and Marvin B. Coppage. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services to be held, Thursday 7/24, at 11 A.M. at Fellows Helfenbein & Newman Funeral Home, 408 S. Liberty Street, Centerville, MD. Relatives and friends may call Wednesday 7/23, at the funeral home, from 6 until 8 P.M. Interment in Sudlersville Cemetery. Contributions to Marvin Memorial UMC, PO Box 202, Sudlersville, MD 21668 or Church Hill UMC, PO Box 6, Churchill, MD 21623.
NEWS
June 21, 1991
Services for Clarence W. Winterstein, a Queen Anne's County dairy farmer, will be held at noon tomorrow at the Fellows Funeral Home, 370 W. Cypress St., Millington.Mr. Winterstein died of pneumonia Wednesday in Kent General Hospital in Dover, Del. He was 77.At 15, Mr. Winterstein ended his formal schooling to work on his family's vegetable farm in Fullerton. In 1933, he married Ruth Burton of Glenarm and settled in Sudlersville.Because he enjoyed the outdoors, Mr. Winterstein continued to help his son, Bill, work the dairy andgrain farm after retiring in 1984.
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By JULIE SCHARPER and JULIE SCHARPER,julie.scharper@baltsun.com | April 17, 2009
The call came in a little after 7 p.m.: a small appliance fire in a home on Main Street in the Eastern Shore town of Sudlersville. Charles "Buck" Clough Jr., chief of the volunteer fire company, jumped into his pickup truck and headed toward town in a driving rain. Moments later, dispatchers called Clough to say that the fire had been extinguished. But the chief didn't answer. And when a caller reported that a pickup had slid off the road and slammed into a grove of trees on Sudlersville Cemetery Road, the staff at the volunteer fire company feared the worst, officials said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | April 15, 2008
Sylvia M. Ruff, a homemaker who had been a defense worker during World War II, died of kidney cancer April 7 at Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. She was 87. Sylvia Marie Tilley was born and raised in Algonquin, W.Va., one of 14 children. In the 1930s, she moved to Elkton, when she took a job in a powder plant. During World War II, she worked at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River as a drill press operator and riveter of warplanes. From 1946 to 1986, she lived in Gray Manor, a Southeastern Baltimore County community.
NEWS
June 8, 2007
The tiny town of Sudlersville (population 391) advertises itself as "the most beautiful and progressive town on the Eastern Shore." If the former claim is open to dispute, the latter was nearly disproved this week by Sudlersville's town commissioners. The five-member board came close to resurrecting the kind of civil rights debacle that recalls the bad old days of Eastern Shore voter discrimination cases. But in the end, reason prevailed. On Wednesday evening, the commissioners unanimously chose to reject a charter amendment they had previously approved on a 3-2 vote that would have required any future candidate for elected town office to own property in the town.
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June 11, 2006
On June 9, 2006, HELEN MAE HAYES (Nee Snyder) of Sudlersville, MD, formerly of Pasadena, MD; beloved wife of the late Irvin E. Hayes and devoted mother of Paul I. Hayes of Hagerstown and M. Veronica Buxton of Sudlersville and the late Barry Hayes; devoted grandmother of Cory Buxton; great-grandmother of Kaleigh Buxton. Services and interment will be private. Those desiring may make contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, Central Maryland Chapter, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093-542.
NEWS
September 11, 2005
On September 9, 2005, CHARLES PERCIVAL MERRICK, of Easton, MD, formerly of Denton, MD, beloved husband of Elizabeth Chaney Merrick of Easton, beloved father of Charles P. Merrick III, of Cockeysville, MD., and Elizabeth "Betty" M. Hall of Easton and dear grandfather of 5 and great grandfather of 3. A Graveside Memorial service will be held 11 A.M. Tuesday, September 13, at the Sudlersville Cemetery, in Sudlersville, MD. The family requests instead of...
NEWS
July 21, 2003
On July 19, 2003, NOBLE FRANKLIN COPPAGE, Ret. MD Comptroller employee; beloved brother of Arvel L., William B. and Marvin B. Coppage. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services to be held, Thursday 7/24, at 11 A.M. at Fellows Helfenbein & Newman Funeral Home, 408 S. Liberty Street, Centerville, MD. Relatives and friends may call Wednesday 7/23, at the funeral home, from 6 until 8 P.M. Interment in Sudlersville Cemetery. Contributions to Marvin Memorial UMC, PO Box 202, Sudlersville, MD 21668 or Church Hill UMC, PO Box 6, Churchill, MD 21623.
NEWS
June 8, 2007
The tiny town of Sudlersville (population 391) advertises itself as "the most beautiful and progressive town on the Eastern Shore." If the former claim is open to dispute, the latter was nearly disproved this week by Sudlersville's town commissioners. The five-member board came close to resurrecting the kind of civil rights debacle that recalls the bad old days of Eastern Shore voter discrimination cases. But in the end, reason prevailed. On Wednesday evening, the commissioners unanimously chose to reject a charter amendment they had previously approved on a 3-2 vote that would have required any future candidate for elected town office to own property in the town.
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By Maureen McNeill and Maureen McNeill,Special to The Sun | June 7, 1991
SUDLERSVILLE -- Just a few years ago it looked like the end of the line for the tiny train station in this Eastern Shore town.But recently the old building got fired up again, this time as the Sudlersville Train Station Museum.And this museum has all the trimmings of Americana: arrowheads, gaslights and baseballs.Especially baseballs.One of the most prized items on display is a ball autographed by Connie Mack's 1932 Philadelphia Athletics. The ball is there to celebrate one of Sudlersville's favorite sons and most famous former resident, Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx, a player on the '32 Athletics.
NEWS
April 11, 2000
The Department of Public Works has announced the start of work on an eight-month, $1.5 million project to rebuild Sudlersville South Road between Dameron South and New Sudlersville roads in Maryland City. "Moving block by block," the department said, DACO Construction Corp. of Clinton "will remove and then replace deteriorating storm drains, sidewalks, curbs, and gutters along with the 30-year-old roadbed." The project -- covering 4,200 feet, or about eight-tenths of a mile -- also includes planting sod and trees along the side of the street.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | October 24, 1997
SUDLERSVILLE -- Neighborly pride and stirring recollections of one of baseball's and Maryland's most notable heroes will be expressed both verbally but, more significantly, in bronze HTC tomorrow when a statue to native son Jimmie Foxx is unveiled in the center of his hometown, where he was born 90 years ago. The public is invited to the ceremony that is scheduled to begin at 11 o'clock.Foxx, considered one of the most powerful right-handed hitters in the history of the game, entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951, six years after his retirement and a 20-year major-league career in which he handled every position with the exception of second base.
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