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

Bill Castro

1974 - 1980

 
 
Bill Castro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
1. Bill Castro Marker
Inscription.  Drafted by the Brewers in 1970, Castro spent the first seven seasons of his 10-year Major League career in Milwaukee. Compiled a 2.96 ERA, 44 saves and a .521 winning percentage in 253 games as a Brewer. Finished in the top ten in the American League in saves in 1977 and posted a career-best 1.81 ERA during the 1978 campaign. During his final three seasons in Milwaukee, Castro recorded a 2.32 ERA, second lowest in the majors (among pitchers with at least 100 games), trailing only Hall of Famer Goose Gossage. After the conclusion of his playing career, Castro spent another 18 seasons with the Brewers organization as a coach from 1992 to 2009.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansSports.
 
Location. 43° 1.742′ N, 87° 58.221′ 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 on the northeast wall (left field) of Miller Park. It is near the Hot Corner entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Brewers Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
2. Brewers Wall of Honor
walking distance of this marker. George Scott (here, next to this marker); Ben Oglivie (here, next to this marker); Chuck Crim (here, next to this marker); Mike Caldwell (here, next to this marker); Jim Gantner (here, next to this marker); Don Sutton (here, next to this marker); Pete Vuckovich (here, next to this marker); Rollie Fingers (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Miller Park image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
3. Miller Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 24 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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Nov. 28, 2020