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Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Switch-Hitting First

September 28, 1979

 

— Greatest Moments —

 
Switch-Hitting First Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, June 17, 2020
1. Switch-Hitting First Marker
Inscription.  Batting right-handed, switch-hitter Garry Templeton recorded his 100th hit of the season and became the first Major League player to collect 100 hits from each side of the plate in a single season.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Cardinals Greatest Moments ⚾️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 37.354′ N, 90° 11.484′ W. Marker is in Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on South Broadway south of Clark Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Clark Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 3,000 Hits (here, next to this marker); Freed in a Pinch (here, next to this marker); Forsch is Fantastic (here, next to this marker); Brock Surpasses Cobb (a few steps from this marker); 25 Innings = 1 Win (a few steps from this marker); Stealing the Record (a few steps from this
Switch-Hitting First Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, June 17, 2020
2. Switch-Hitting First Marker
marker); 3,000 Strike Outs (a few steps from this marker); No-Hitter for Gibson (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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