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Gorman Thomas

1973 - 1976; 1978 - 1983; 1986

 
 
Gorman Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
1. Gorman Thomas Marker
Inscription.  As one of the premier power hitters in franchise history, Thomas spent 11 seasons as a Brewer. Originally selected by the Seattle Pilots in 1969, Thomas was the first player ever drafted by the organization. A two-time A.L. Home Run Champion ('79, '82), his 197 home runs from 1978 to 1983 were the most among all A.L. players. Produced career highs in multiple categories in 1979 - including home runs (45), hits (136), runs (97), RBI (123), total bases (300) and OPS (.895). In addition to his A.L.-leading 39 home runs in the Pennant-winning 1982 season, Thomas also ranked in the A.L. top ten in runs (96) and RBI (112). Selected to the A.L. All-Star Team in 1981. Was the first Brewers player to top 200 career home runs.
 
Location. 43° 1.742′ 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: 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);
Brewers Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
2. Brewers Wall of Honor
Sixto Lezcano (here, next to this marker); Ken Sanders (here, next to this marker); Jerry Augustine (here, next to this marker); Johnny Briggs (here, next to this marker); Harvey Kuenn (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. Sports
 
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 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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