Dickey Kerr LbNA # 63934 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Jan 30 2013|
|Location||Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, TX|
|Found By||Stepping By Faith (Attempted)|
|Last Update||Nov 27 2014|
Distance to Letterbox: 5 yards
The Dickey Kerr letterbox is located in Forest Park Cemetery, where he is resting. Here is a history of Dickey Kerr from Find a Grave.
Birth: Jul. 3, 1893
Death: May 4, 1963
Major League Baseball Player. He began his career as right-handed pitcher for the Chicago White Sox in 1919. As a rookie he won 13 games during the regular season and won both his starts in the notorious "1919 World Series Black Sox Scandal". During the investigation and trial which lead to the permanent suspensions of eight of his team mates from baseball, Kerr receive wide praise for his honest play during the Series. He ended his career in 1925, with a 53 wins against 34 losses, 235 strikeouts and a .609 winning percentage
From I-45, go north on North Wayside to Lawndale. Turn right and go to main cemetery entry on right. Go through entry arch and around circle and continue straight. Stay to your right and go all the way to the back of the cemetry on the right side along bayou. You should be on Sunnyside and reach a final curve to the left, with brick building straight ahead and stone covering to the right. Your are at the closest point to I-45. as you go left around curve, on your right is Garden of Love section and sign for Sunnyside 31. Find Gazzebo on right and park in front of it.
To the Letterbox:
Get out and start up sidewalk to gazzebo. At beginning is a wall, with yupon bushes in front of it on both sides. On left side, look between yupon and the wall, about 1 foot in for green container. Should be about 5 inches long and on ground next to wall.