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Belleville in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Les Mueller

1919-2012

 

— Citizen Pitcher —

 
Les Mueller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, July 15, 2020
1. Les Mueller Marker
Inscription.  A Belleville native, Mueller pitched in the minor leagues after graduating from Belleville Township High School in 1937. The Detroit Tigers called him up for the 1941 season. Following service in World War II he returned to Detroit in 1945 and was a member of the World Series Championship team and set a record by pitching 19 2/3 continuous innings that year. He returned to the family furniture business in Belleville in 1949 after three years in the minors but was a player, manager, and sponsor in county and Mon-Clair leagues. A city alderman during 1957-1961, he was also a founder of the voluntary association that established Citizens Park in 1958.
 
Erected 2018 by Belleville Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSportsWar, World II.
 
Location. 38° 30.828′ N, 89° 59.068′ W. Marker is in Belleville, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North Illinois Street (Illinois Route 159), on
Les Mueller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, July 15, 2020
2. Les Mueller Marker
Mueller's plaque is on the farthest right in the middle column
the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Marker is in front of the St. Clair Annex building, with other Belleville Walk of Fame plaques at the northwest quadrant of Belleville Public Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 Public Square, Belleville IL 62220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lyman Trumbull (here, next to this marker); Gustavus P. Koerner/Sophia Engelmann Koerner (here, next to this marker); Ninian Edwards (here, next to this marker); Edward A. Daley (here, next to this marker); Theodor Erasmus Hilgard (here, next to this marker); George Blair (here, next to this marker); Julius Liese (here, next to this marker); Robert "Bob" Goalby (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belleville.
 
More about this marker. The plaque, along with Carrie Thomas Alexander-Bahrenburg's, was dedicated on October 6, 2018.
 
Also see . . .  Les Mueller on Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 21, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
Additional keywords. MLB, Major League Baseball
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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