Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
In Honor of the 1901 Milwaukee Brewers of the American League
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In 1900, the American League was born in a Milwaukee hotel named the Republican House. The following year, during the 1901 inaugural season, the Milwaukee Brewers were one of eight teams to participate in Major League Baseball's "Junior Circuit." The Brewers played their home games at the Lloyd Street Grounds, which was located on the city's north side (Lloyd St. & 16th St). Player/Manager Hugh Duffy batted .302 that season and was later inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Wid Conroy was the team captain, Bill Reidy led the pitching staff with 16 victories, and John Anderson paced the team with a .330 batting average.
Five Wisconsin natives were members of that Brewers team, including Ed Bruyette of Manawa, Davy Jones of Cambria, and George McBride of Milwaukee, all of whom made their Major League debut. Pitchers Pink Hawley of Beaver Dam and Pete Husting of Mayville also contributed. In 1902, the Brewers moved to St. Louis and became the Browns, but the league they helped form is still in existence today. The Browns became the Baltimore Orioles in 1954.
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Erected 2009 by David J. Stalker, Jeff Wetzel, Archie Monuments, Jim Kluge, Dan Wackman, and Dale Wetzel.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
Location. 43° 1.763′ N, 87° 58.389′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker can be reached from Miller Parkway (State Highway 341) 0.1 miles south of U.S. 94 when traveling south. The marker is located on the grounds of Miller Park, the home of the current National League Milwaukee Brewers. 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); Henry Aaron (within shouting distance of this marker); "Mr. Baseball" (within shouting distance of this marker); Allan H. Selig (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doug MelvinPrince Fielder (about 600 feet away); Bill Schroeder (about 700 feet away); Harry Dalton (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers in the Deadball monument series.
Also see . . .
1. The 1901 Milwaukee Brewers. (Submitted on October 6, 2010.)
2. The Deadball Monument Series. This monument at Miller Park is the first in a series of monuments to be erected honoring the Deadball Era. This site gives the history of the Brewers, the monument and the dedication ceremony. (Submitted on October 6, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,029 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 27, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 5, 6. submitted on October 6, 2010. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.