Best Baseball Player: Chick King

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In the year 1930, one of the best baseball players from Paris, Tennessee was born. No one had made sports history from Paris before, but a young man stepped up to the plate and put Paris on the map. Chick King may not have made a huge impact nationally in baseball, but he made a big difference in our region.

Chick King was born “Charles Gilbert King,” on November 10th, 1930 on a small farm in Paris, Tennessee. He grew up in his early life with six brothers, him being the youngest, had to outperform to make his mark. King went through Grove High School playing football and basketball; he won football awards for All-State team, All-Southern, and the All-American High school Football teams in 1949, the same year that the Grove Blue Devils

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