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

Del Crandall

Milwaukee Braves, 1953-1963

 
 
Del Crandall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
1. Del Crandall Marker
Inscription.  

Eight-time All-Star catcher who excelled both at and behind the plate. Spent 11 seasons in Milwaukee following two years of military service in the Korean War. Belted 15-plus home runs in eight consecutive seasons and won four Gold Glove Awards. Led N.L. in throwing out base stealers in five different seasons. Also led N.L. catchers in assists a record-tying six times and in fielding percentage four times. Finished career ranked fourth among N.L. catchers in home runs (175) and games caught (1,430). Caught N.L. record three no-hitters. Managed the Milwaukee Brewers from 1972-1975.
 
Location. 43° 1.747′ N, 87° 58.188′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on Miller Park Way (State Highway 175) 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); Robert Ray Buhl
Milwaukee Braves Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
2. Milwaukee Braves Wall of Honor
(here, next to this marker); Johnny Logan (here, next to this marker); William Havon Bruton (here, next to this marker); Selva Lewis Burdette, Jr. (here, next to this marker); 1957 World Series Champions (here, next to this marker); Frank Elmore Bolling (here, next to this marker); Henry Aaron (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Categories. SportsWar, Korean
 

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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 35 times since then and 3 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.
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