Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Milwaukee Braves 1954-65 Milwaukee Brewers 1975-76
Major League leader in total bases, extra base hits and runs batted in
Began his 23-year career with the Milwaukee Braves in 1954
Led the Braves to the World Championship in 1957
National League "Most Valuable Player" in 1957
Hit 40 or more home runs in a season 8 times
Won a pair of batting titles and was a 3-time gold glove outfielder
24-time all star
Ninth player to collect 3,000 career hits
Hit 755th home run at County Stadium as a Milwaukee Brewer
Finished his career with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1976
"The Hank Aaron Award" presented to the best hitter in baseball
The Braves and Brewers retired his uniform number 44
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1982
AVG .305 G 3,298 AB 12,364 R 2,174 H 3,771 2B 624 3B 98 HR 755 RBI 2,297 BB 1,402 SO 1,383 SB 240
Erected 2001 by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports.
Location. 43° 1.755′ N, 87° 58.339′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker can be reached from Brewers Way 0.1 miles south of U.S. 94 when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robin Yount (within shouting distance of this marker); Allan H. Selig (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of the 1901 Milwaukee Brewers of the American League (within shouting distance of this marker); "Mr. Baseball" (within shouting distance of this marker); Doug Melvin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prince Fielder (about 400 feet away); Bill Schroeder (about 500 feet away); Harry Dalton (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
Also see . . .
1. Hank Aaron biography. From biography.com (Submitted on October 1, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
2. Hank Aaron fansite. (Submitted on October 1, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 874 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 4. submitted on July 15, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. 5, 6. submitted on September 26, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.