Emery Maddox
Emery Maddox
Full Name:  Emery A. Maddox, Jr.
     Died:  July 21, 2013 in Tallahassee, Fl
   School:  Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida


FSU Career
Baseball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  B  T  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1949      OF                      Fr       Tallahassee           


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Obituary for Emery A. Maddox, Jr.
Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on July 23, 2013

Emery A. "Deac" Maddox, Jr., age 89, died July 21, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Martha Wheeler Maddox, and three children: Kim, Kerry, and Rod Maddox, all of Tallahassee. Other members of the family include Rod's wife Susan and their two daughters, Maggie and Nolan, and Kerry's daughter Amelia. He is also survived by his brother Guy M. Maddox and children Mickey and Trish, in Johnson City, Tennessee. Emery Maddox was born in Apalachicola and christened there at Trinity Episcopal Church. His family then moved to Tallahassee and joined St. John's Episcopal Church. Some of "Deac's" happiest memories were of his childhood in Magnolia Heights on East Park Avenue between Franklin Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue. A graduate of Leon High School, he lettered in varsity baseball. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1945 aboard three different ships in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Pacific war theaters. His war years were a very meaningful part of his life, and he and his children have compiled many of his stories into a document that will be treasured always. After the war, with the support of the GI Bill, he was among the first male students to attend Florida State. At the time, the Florida State College for Women (FSCW) did not admit men, so they were enrolled as the "Tallahassee Branch of the University of Florida" (TBUF), which became Florida State University the next year. On the first day of registration, he met Martha Wheeler and they were married on June 6, 1948. He was in the first graduating class of FSU, earning both his bachelor's and master's degrees there. During that time, he also played semi-pro baseball as a member of the Tallahassee Capitals Baseball Club in the late 1940's. Emery spent most of his business career in the telephone industry, serving almost 30 years with Southeastern/Centel/Sprint companies. His last position there was as Operations Planning Manager. He was a Jaycee, past-President of the Capital City Kiwanis Club, and past-President of the Florida Independent Pioneer Telephone Association. What his family remembers most is his love of his wife and kids, the outdoors, and Apalachicola bay oysters. He was a dedicated family man and taught his kids how to skateboard, water-ski, walk on stilts, and to ride horses at the family farm. The family spent summer vacations camping, mainly in North Carolina, and he loved every minute of those trips.



FSU Statistics
Baseball
Batting Statistics
YEAR   AVG  GP  GS   AB  R   H   2B  3B  HR RBI  TB   SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB% SF SH  SB ATT
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1949  .115           26   5   3   0   0   0   1    3  .115   3   1   2      .233  0      1    
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Tot   .115   0   0   26   5   3   0   0   0   1    3  .115   3   1   2   0  .233  0  0   1   0
Fielding Statistics
Year   PO  AST  E   FLD%  DP
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1949    2    1  0  1.000    
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Tot     2    1  0  1.000   0
Baseball
Game Statistics
1949
Date  Opponent                AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Mar 30 MISSISSIPPI           .250  1 RF   4   1   1            0   1                      0            
Mar 31 MISSISSIPPI           .125  1 RF   4   1   0            0   0                      0            
Apr  1 MERCER                .100  1 RF   2   0   0            0   0                      0            
Apr  9 MILLSAPS COLLEGE      .133  1 RF   5   1   1            1   1                      0            
May  7 MERCER                .133  1      0   0   0                0                      0            
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                             .133  5  4  15   3   2  0  0  0   1   2  0   0  0  0  0  0   0    0   0  0