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Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Johnny Briggs

1971 - 1975

 
 
Johnny Briggs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
1. Johnny Briggs Marker
Inscription.  A consistent outfielder for Milwaukee during the early days of the organization, Briggs posted an OPS better than .750 in each of his five seasons with the Brewers. Ranked in the top ten in the American League in home runs and slugging percentage in 1972. The following season, Briggs received American League MVP consideration as one of only four A.L. players to hit at least 15 home runs and steal at least 15 bases. Most productive season game in 1974 when he established career highs of 140 hits, 30 doubles, eight triples and 73 RBI. Finished fifth in the American League that season with 55 extra-base hits, and also led A.L. left fielders in putouts with 310. Became the first Brewer to collect six hits in a single game.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports.
 
Location. 43° 1.742′ N, 87° 58.219′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker can be reached from Brewers Way. The marker is part of the Brewers Wall of Honor which is on display
Brewers Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
2. Brewers Wall of Honor
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on the northeast wall (left field) of Miller Park. It is near the Hot Corner entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Miller Park, 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee WI 53214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jerry Augustine (here, next to this marker); Sal Bando (here, next to this marker); Gorman Thomas (here, next to this marker); Moose Haas (here, next to this marker); Jim Colborn (here, next to this marker); Ken Sanders (here, next to this marker); Sixto Lezcano (here, next to this marker); Cecil Cooper (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Additional keywords. Major League Baseball, American League
 
Johnny Briggs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
3. Johnny Briggs Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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