What's in the Mize Center?
The Johnny Mize Athletic Center (est 2000) exhibits treasured memorabilia collected by The "Big Cat" during his professional career and until his death in 1993. Mize's collection includes gloves, bats, autographed baseballs and items by numerous Hall-of-Famers, uniforms, and photographs.Johnny Mize Digital Library »
Where is the Johnny Mize Museum?
The Johnny Mize Athletic Center & Museum is on the Piedmont College campus in Demorest, GA. 280 Laurel Avenue | Demorest, Georgia 30535DIRECTIONS »
St. Louis Cardinals
From 1936-41, Mize was a four-time All-Star who hit .336 with 158 homeruns and 653 RBI for the Cardinals. He played more games and seasons with St. Louis, and slugged more homers than any other stop in his career.
New York Giants
After serving three years in WWII, Mize returned with the NY Giants from 1946-49. He hit 157 homeruns in parts of five seasons, and batted .299 while making the All-Star game four more times.
Johnny Mize's Hall-of-Fame Career
Mize hit 359 round-trippers during his day, including six career three-homer games.
10“Did you ever see a pitcher knock him down at the plate? Remember how he reacted when brushed back? He’d just lean back and on his left foot, bend his body back and let the pitch go by. Then he’d lean back into the batter’s box and resume his stance, as graceful as a big cat.”-Cardinals teammate and Hall of Famer Stan Musial
The "Big Cat" was enshrined as one of the all-time greats in 1981 by the Veteran's Committee into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.
The "Big Cat"