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Thomas "Tommy" Thevenow is Madison's only native son to have played in Major League Baseball. He was born in Madison on September 6, 1903, the son of Thomas Thevenow and Lula Cheatham. In 1924 he played shortstop for the next 9 years with the St. Louis Cardinals. Tommy's greatest games were played during the 1926 World Series. Tommy and his wife, the former Helen Hargitt, lived at 903 West Second Street, which had been Tommy's home as a youngster. This marriage produced 4 children, Tommy Joseph, Jr., Victor Hargitt, Mary Jane and Sarah Elizabeth. Tommy worked at the Charlestown Powder Plant during WWII and later helped manage the Madison Moose Lodge. He purchased the Star Store and operated it until his death in 1957 at the age of 53. Tommy was inducted into the State of Indiana's Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2001.
|Harry Lemen, photographer|
|Madison-Jefferson County Public Library|
- Chicago citation style
- Harry Lemen, photographer. Tommy Thevenow. 1927. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16066.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p4038coll5/id/121. (Accessed June 20, 2018.)
- APA citation style
- Harry Lemen, photographer, (1927) Tommy Thevenow. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16066.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p4038coll5/id/121
- MLA citation style
- Harry Lemen, photographer. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16066.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p4038coll5/id/121>.