Hattiesburg Dixie Boys recognized for making history

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The 13-year-old Junior and 14-year-old Dixie Boys were recognized on Saturday for both winning the World Series in the same season.

"The 13-year-olds have only been in existence playing a World Series since ninety-six," said Dixie Boys Manager, Jeff Farris. "This is the first time in history that a city has won both, so it's very special and it's going to be tough for anybody to do it again."

Following a parade, Mayor Johnny DuPree awarded each player with a plaque at the ballpark. Earlier in August, the Junior Dixie Boys defeated Alabama 8 - 7 in Georgia and the Dixie Boys defeated Georgia 3 - 2 in South Carolina.

"It's something that the kids will remember for the rest of their lives," said Junior Dixie Boys Head Coach, Joseph Gray. "They're grandkids and kids can drive by this park and see their name on a sign and that just gives you a goal to work towards."

The boys will also be recognized at The University of Mississippi football game on Saturday.

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