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

Ben Oglivie

1978 - 1986

 
 
Ben Oglivie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
1. Ben Oglivie Marker
Inscription.  Acquired during the 1977 offseason, Oglivie spent the final nine seasons of his 16-year career with the Brewers. Enjoyed career-best season in 1980, batting .304 with .925 OPS and A.L.-leading 41 home runs, earning the Silver Slugger Award and the first of three All-Star selections. Slugged 34 home runs and collected 102 RBI during A.L. Pennant-winning season in 1982. Finished among A.L. top ten in RBI three straight years (1980-1982). One of the most feared hitters of his time, Oglivie was the only A.L. player to be intentionally walked at least 10 times in each season from 1978 to 1983. Finished his Brewers career ranked third in club history in home runs (176), RBI (685) and total bases (1,908).
 
Location. 43° 1.743′ N, 87° 58.221′ 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. Don Sutton (here, next to this marker); Chuck Crim
Brewers Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
2. Brewers Wall of Honor
(here, next to this marker); Bill Castro (here, next to this marker); George Scott (here, next to this marker); Rollie Fingers (here, next to this marker); Pete Vuckovich (here, next to this marker); Jim Gantner (here, next to this marker); Bill Travers (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Categories. African 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 October 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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