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Hannibal in Marion County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

351⅛

 
 
351⅛ Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 15, 2020
1. 351⅛ Marker
Inscription.  

In 1951, Eddie Gaedel, only three feet seven inches tall,
became the shortest player to ever play in the majors.
Wearing the number ⅛ on the back of his St. Louis Brown uniform, Gaedel walked on four pitches. Gaedel had been signed by owner Bill Veeck and inserted as a Pinch Hitter. It would be his only plate appearance in the Majors.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSports.
 
Location. 39° 42.317′ N, 91° 21.431′ W. Marker is in Hannibal, Missouri, in Marion County. Marker is just inside the Jake Beckley .308 Left Field Gate at Clemens Field. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 403 Warren Barrett Drive, Hannibal MO 63401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 342 (here, next to this marker); 390 (here, next to this marker); 376 (here, next to this marker); Jake Beckley (here, next to this marker); 308 (here, next to this marker); 3117 (here, next to this marker); Clemens Field Commemoration
351⅛ Marker Inside the Jake Beckley .308 Gate image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 15, 2020
2. 351⅛ Marker Inside the Jake Beckley .308 Gate
(within shouting distance of this marker); William Henry Hatch (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hannibal.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Peculiar Professional Baseball Career of Eddie Gaedel. (Submitted on September 22, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bill Veeck, Eddie Gaedel and the Birth of Legend. (Submitted on September 22, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Biggest Guy in the Room: The Life, Baseball Career and Mysterious Death of Eddie Gaedel. (Submitted on September 22, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Clemens Field. (Submitted on September 22, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Clemens Field Name Stone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 15, 2020
3. Clemens Field Name Stone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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