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Bradley University Home Plate

Historical Marker

 
 
Bradley University Baseball Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 24, 2020
1. Bradley University Baseball Marker
Inscription.  
This plaque represents the location of the home plate on the former on-campus athletic field.

The athletic field was used for many purposes by the Braves, including the following: Varsity Baseball, Varsity Football, Varsity Track and Field, freshman orientation assemblies and parade grounds for the U.S. Air Force ROTC program at Bradley University.

On the occasion of their 50th anniversary reunion in 2006, the 1956 Bradley Baseball Team, which placed third in the 1956 NCAA College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, donated this marker as a representation of the history and evolution of traditional excellence on this memorable hilltop site.
 
Erected 2006 by The 1956 Bradley University baseball team.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSports.
 
Location. 40° 41.869′ N, 89° 36.938′ W. Marker is in Peoria, Illinois, in Peoria County. Marker can be reached from St. James Street, 0.1 miles east of North Elmwood Avenue, on the left when traveling west
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. Marker is on the ground next to the sidewalk between Founder's Circle and Olin Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria IL 61606, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bradley University Football (here, next to this marker); Woodward Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pettengill-Morron House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frank Lloyd Wright / The Francis W. Little House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Bradley Homestead (approx. half a mile away); Moss-High Historic District / Bush House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Erastus D. Hardin House (approx. ¾ mile away); Peoria's Historic Brick Boulevard (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peoria.
 
Bradley University Home Plate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 24, 2020
2. Bradley University Home Plate Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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