Fields, Jimmy - Baseball, 2003

Fields was an outstanding baseball player at Groves High School. He was great in the field and at plate, proven by his appointments to the All-City teams from 1964-66 and the All-State team in 1966. After graduation from Groves, he attended Georgia Southern and developed into one of their greatest players. In 1968, Fields rewrote almost every record at Georgia Southern, breaking records for most hits (77), most runs batted in (41), most triples (11), and most stolen bases (28). He also put him name in the record books at the NAIA Tournament where he set a record for the most stolen bases (7) and tied the record for the most triples (3). He also made the All-Tournament team the same year, topping the season off by being named to the All-American team. In 1970, Fields signed with the Baltimore Orioles, but a knee injury cut short his career. After graduation from Southern, he returned to Savannah and played several years with the Great Barrett Oil team, one of the best semi-pro teams in the country Fields continued to give back to his community by coaching youth baseball and football teams in Pooler. He also followed his sons to Groves High School, where he served on the sidelines for seven years.

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