Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
William Havon Bruton
— Milwaukee Braves, 1953-1960 —
The lightning-quick center fielder spent eight seasons with the Milwaukee Braves. Became an instant fan favorite when he hit a 10th-inning home run to seal the victory in the Braves' first-ever home game on April 14, 1953 vs. St. Louis. Played a key role in the Braves' 1958 World Series appearance, batting .412 with seven hits and a home run. Led the National League in stole bases for three consecutive seasons (1953-55). Also led the NL in runs (1960) and triples (1956 and 1960). On August 2, 1959, became the first National League batter since 1900 to hit two bases-loaded triples in one game. Billy was the son-in-law of Negro League star annd Hall of Fame third baseman, William "Judy" Johnson.
Location. 43° 1.747′ N, 87° 58.189′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on Miller Park Way (State Highway 175) 1.6 miles south of Interstate 94, on the right when traveling south. The marker is part of the Braves 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. Felix Mantilla (here, next to this marker); Del Crandall (here, next to this marker); Selva Lewis Burdette, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Robert Ray Buhl (here, next to this marker); Johnny Logan (here, next to this marker); 1957 World Series Champions (here, next to this marker); Henry Aaron (here, next to this marker); Frank Elmore Bolling (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.