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Bobby Thomson

Milwaukee Braves, 1954-1957

 
 
Bobby Thomson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
1. Bobby Thomson Marker
Inscription.  Perhaps best known for his "shot heard round the world" as a member of the New York Giants. Traded to the Braves prior to the 1954 season, but suffered a sprained ankle in spring training, allowing rookie Hank Aaron to earn a place in the lineup. Hit 38 home runs with 168 RBI in 327 games as a Milwaukee Brave. Enjoyed best season in Milwaukee in 1956 with 20 home runs and 74 RBI.
 
Location. 43° 1.742′ N, 87° 58.188′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on Miller Park Way (Wisconsin Route 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. Eddie Mathews (here, next to this marker); Frank Torre (here, next to this marker); Joseph Paul Torre (here, next to this marker); Albert Fred Schoendienst (here, next to this marker); Bob Uecker
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); Andy Pafko (here, next to this marker); Warren Spahn (here, next to this marker); Donald Eugene Conley (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 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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