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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Landscaping plans for Baseball Hall of Famer Jake Beckley’s memorial to be scaled down

Although the 24-hr tape loop of Kiefer Sutherland indiscriminately screaming “JAKE!” being piped in…is a nice touch.

A memorial for Hannibal native Jake Beckley, a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, will get a facelift, but some previous plans have been rejected as too expensive.

Andy Dorian, director of the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department, said officials are “tossing around multiple ideas” and hope to have a fitting memorial in place by next year.

“I have budgeted $30,000 for the monument, plus the improvement of the landscaping in the area of the monument,” Dorian said.

“It’s more of a landscaping project than the design of a specific memorial.”

Although previous plans were never put out for bids, Dorian said the cost would have been far higher than the $30,000 limit he has set for the project. A plaque dedicated to Beckley already exists. Dorian said his staff just plans to dress up the area.

The memorial is located along Main Street not far from the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. A sidewalk project in that area will need to be completed before additional landscaping or upgrades move forward, Dorian said.

Repoz Posted: July 29, 2012 at 07:18 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. My name is RMc and I feel extremely affected Posted: July 29, 2012 at 09:46 AM (#4195057)
Fun fact: After Beckley was done in the majors, he played five more years in the minors, including one final season as player/manager for his hometown team, the Hannibal Cannibals. Awesome.
   2. Juan V Posted: July 29, 2012 at 09:49 AM (#4195060)
karlmagnus is not going to be happy.
   3. karlmagnus Posted: July 29, 2012 at 05:26 PM (#4195286)
I wonder how much Beckley tourism there actually is? I have to say, that ardent supporter though I am, I haven't actually made it to Hannibal Mo. (which I had forgotten was Beckley's birthplace, I know it as the origin of Damn Yankees' "Shoeless Joe.")

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