Cayce to honor 1964 champions

Cayce has announced an exhibit, honoring the members of the 1964 Cayce Dixie Youth Little League World Series Championship team, coming to the Cayce Historical Museum beginning August 16 at 3 pm.

On August 16 the surviving members of the 1964 Dixie Youth World Series Champions Team will gather for a celebration of the exhibit opening at the museum. Festivities will officially start at 3 pm.

 In 1964, Mr. Joe Pinner honored the team upon their return to Cayce as the World Champions on The Mr. Knozit Show. He will once again introduce the 1964 World Champions and will honor the members of the team and coaches that have passed away. Many of the players and the players’ families will be in attendance. The 1964 team included: Glen Cully, Delmar Faust, Stump Gaddy, Russel Dixon, Freddy Stone, Randy Stewart, Tommy Mack, Neal Cockrell, Jimmy Chavis, Tommy Grant, Harold Knotts, Jimmy Higgins, Earl Bass, John Coward, Terry Harper, Rusty Wright, Coach Fritz Steel, and Coach James Knotts.

The team’s bat boys will also be recognized: Russell Gaddy, Johnny Knotts and Brian Knotts.

During the 1964 series, the team from Cayce had a final record of 22-3. Upon beating Union in the State Championship, the young Cayce team went to Columbus, Mississippi to represent the state and city in the Dixie Youth Little League World Championship series.

In the final game of the 1964 World Series, Earl Bass hit a grand slam to win the series by 8-2.

Come listen to stories from the players, see the World Series trophy, and view family and team mementos on display beginning August 16. There will be food and beverages provided at the Cayce Historical Museum, located at the Cayce Municipal Complex at 1800 12th Street. The festivities will end 5 pm as the team will then go on to be recognized at the Columbia Fireflies Game at Segra Park at 6 pm.

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