“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Livermore in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Max Baer

Max Baer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 20, 2022
1. Max Baer Marker
Inscription.  Raised in Livermore, California, Baer began his boxing career in 1929 at age 20 in Oakland. He won his first twelve fights by knockouts. In 1933, wearing the Star of David on his trunks, he knocked out Max Schmeling, "the fighting pride of Nazi Germany", in the tenth round. On June 14, 1934 at Madison Square Garden, Baer pounded Primo Carnera to the floor twelve times, he won the fight with an eleventh round knockout, becoming Heavyweight Champion of the World. Enshrined in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is June 8, 1933.
Location. 37° 39.748′ N, 121° 47.881′ W. Marker is in Livermore, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Murdell Lane north of Fontonett Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Livermore CA 94550, 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. Pico-Bernal House (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Brickyard (approx. 1½ miles away); Timber Wagon (approx. 1½ miles away); A Natural Supermarket and Hardware Store (approx. 1.6 miles away); Waggoner House
Max Baer Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 20, 2022
2. Max Baer Marker - wide view
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(approx. 1.7 miles away); The Gables (approx. 1.7 miles away); On this Site Stood the Hydropathic Building (approx. 1.8 miles away); Roy Bernhardt House (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livermore.
More about this marker. The marker is located in the south end of the parking lot of Max Baer Park.
Also see . . .
1. 1933 - Max Schmeling vs Max Baer (YouTube, 11 min.). Condensed version of the June 8, 1933 fight at Yankee Stadium. (Submitted on March 21, 2022.) 

2. Max Baer (boxer) (Wikipedia).
"Maximilian Adelbert Baer (February 11, 1909 – November 21, 1959) was an American professional boxer who was the world heavyweight champion from June 14, 1934, to June 13, 1935. His fights (1933 win over Max Schmeling, 1935 loss to James J. Braddock) were both rated Fight of the Year by The Ring magazine. Baer was also a boxing referee, and had occasional roles on film or television. He was the brother of heavyweight boxing contender Buddy Baer and father of actor Max Baer Jr. Baer is rated #22 on The Ring magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time."
(Submitted on March 21, 2022.) 
Max Baer (cigarette card) image. Click for full size.
Churchman's Cigarettes (courtesy of the New York Public Library), circa 1930s
3. Max Baer (cigarette card)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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Mar. 25, 2023