Sunday, March 31, 2019

Why We Call It The Jimmy

Locals know why we call it The Jimmy.  It's our responsibility to make sure our visitors do, too.

Officially, technically, however you want to say it, the Hartsville High School Red Fox Baseball Team plays at Jimmy White Park at Kelleytown Stadium.  Coach Jimmy White was the head of the Hartsville Baseball Program from 1975 to 2002.  During his tenure, Coach White won 519 games, 12 region titles and two state championships.  Coach White has also been instrumental in the Southeastern Baseball Classic since its inception in 1997.

It's customary for legendary coaches to have their names adorn spaces where their leadership was monumental.  Dean Smith has the Dean Dome.  There's Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium.  Coach K has Krzyzewskiville.  Coach White has The Jimmy.  It's as simple as that.

Join Us At The Jimmy!

Jimmy White Park at Kelleytown Stadium, aka The Jimmy, in Hartsville, SC is the host site for the annual Southeastern Baseball Classic.  The mission of the Southeastern Baseball Classic to promote the game of baseball, to enhance the lives of athletes through competition and scholarship, and to involve the community by assembling sportsmen in tournament play.  

For the 2019, Southeastern Baseball Classic game schedule, click here.  To visit the official SBC home page, click here.  "Join Us At The Jimmy" is a blog associated with the Southeastern Baseball Classic and its goal is to make people more aware of teams and players visiting Hartsville for the SBC, as well as introducing our guests to the traditions and uniqueness of our town and tournament. 

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