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Sixto Lezcano

1974 - 1980

 
 
Sixto Lezcano Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
1. Sixto Lezcano Marker
Inscription.  Patrolled the Milwaukee outfield for the first seven of his 12 Major League seasons. Earned a Gold Glove and A.L. MVP consideration in 1979 after finishing with a .321 batting average, 28 home runs and 101 RBI. His performance placed him in the A.L.'s top ten in home runs, AVG, OBP (.414), SLG (.573) and OPS (.987). A year earlier, Lezcano led the A.L. with 18 outfield assists. Ranked among the top five A.L. right fielders in fielding percentage in 1975, 1978, and 1979. Finished his Brewers career with a .275 AVG, .354 OBP and .805 OPS. Also became the first player in Major League history to hit a Grand Slam on two separate opening days, accomplishing the feat in 1978 and 1980.
 
Location. 43° 1.743′ N, 87° 58.218′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. 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 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. Moose Haas (here, next to this marker); Ken Sanders
Brewers Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
2. Brewers Wall of Honor
(here, next to this marker); Gorman Thomas (here, next to this marker); Harvey Kuenn (here, next to this marker); Jerry Augustine (here, next to this marker); Johnny Briggs (here, next to this marker); Sal Bando (here, next to this marker); Jim Colborn (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Categories. Hispanic AmericansSports
 
Miller Park image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
3. Miller Park
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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