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Hot Springs in Garland County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Al Simmons

 
 
Al Simmons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, April 7, 2018
1. Al Simmons Marker
Inscription.  
When illness threatened to end his Hall of Fame career prematurely in 1928, Al Simmons came to Hot Springs to take the baths and hike in the mountain trails. The visit worked wonders, and, encouraged by legendary Athletics' manager Connie Mack, "Bucketfoot Al" returned many times. On March 15, 1931 playing for the Minneapolis Millers against the Milwaukee Brewers Simmons launched three home runs at Whittington Park.
 
Erected 2013 by Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineSports.
 
Location. 34° 31.086′ N, 93° 3.417′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in Garland County. Marker is at the intersection of Whittington Ave. and Whittington Place, on the right when traveling east on Whittington Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 138 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs National Park AR 71901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hiram Abiff Whittington (here, next to this marker); Stan Musial (a few steps from this marker);
Al Simmons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, April 7, 2018
2. Al Simmons Marker
122 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 126 (about 500 feet away); Site of the Founding Convention Assemblies of God April 2-12, 1914 (about 700 feet away); 201 Central Avenue (about 700 feet away); 304 (approx. ¼ mile away); 308 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hot Springs.
 
Additional keywords. Baseball
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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