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Ellery in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Walter Brown

St. Louis Browns

Walter Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 7, 2021
1. Walter Brown Marker
Inscription.  Walter was raised in Bemus Point. Walter first hit the sports page headlines with no less than eight no-hit performances as a Bemus Point High School pitcher. He graduated Bemus Point High School in 1933.

Walter continued his baseball career with the St. Louis Browns in 1936, which later became the Baltimore Orioles in 1954. He finished his career with several no-hitters, and was noted for playing on winning teams.

Walter and his wife Francis were married June 23, 1939 with their ceremony at home plate while playing with the Kilgore Boomers in Kilgore, Texas before 3,000 fans. In the midst of Walter's baseball career, Walter and Francis settled down in Oriental Park located in Bemus Point, New York. They raised their family of four sons; Barry, Timothy, Brian, Thomas, and a daughter, Laurrie.

The Town of Ellery Board is honored to dedicate this little league field in the name of Walter Brown.
Erected by Town of Ellery Board.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is June 23, 1939.
Location. 42° 7.24′ 
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N, 79° 18.25′ W. Marker is in Ellery, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker can be reached from Heineman Road, half a mile south of New York State Route 430. Marker is in Town of Ellery Park by the baseball diamonds and a flagpole in the southeast section of the park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bemus Point NY 14712, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chautauqua Flower Fields (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Celoron Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lakewood Schools (approx. 1˝ miles away); Lakewood Honor Roll (approx. 1˝ miles away); First Kent House and Second Kent House (approx. 1˝ miles away); Lakeview House, Sterlingworth Hotel and Lakewood Country Club (approx. 1˝ miles away); Packard Mansion (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellery.
Walter Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 7, 2021
2. Walter Brown Marker
Marker is at the flagpole. View is westward toward parking and Heineman Road.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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