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Eau Claire in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Henry Aaron / Eau Claire Baseball

 
 
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Photographed By K. Linzmeier, June 10, 2011
1. Henry Aaron Marker
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Henry Aaron
On June 14, 1952, Henry Aaron made his professional baseball debut here at Carson Park with the Eau Claire Bears. In his first two at-bats, he hit run-scoring singles in a game against St. Cloud, Minn.

Aaron is depicted here as the Bears' 18-year-old shortstop from Mobile, Ala., wearing No. 6.

He went on to hit .336 with nine home runs for Eau Claire, a class C minor league team. He made the all-Star team and was Northern League Rookie of the Year.

Two years later, in 1954, Aaron joined the Milwaukee Braves and hit the first of his major league record 755 home runs. He retired in 1976 with the Milwaukee Brewers. In 1982, "Hammerin' Hank" was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Eau Claire Baseball
Eau Claire has a long professional baseball history. The city fielded teams in the Northern League from 1933 through 1962. Many Eau Claire players went on to successful major league careers. The teams were known as the Eau Claire Bears until 1954, when they became the Eau Claire Braves to reflect their affiliation with the
Eau Claire Baseball Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, June 10, 2011
2. Eau Claire Baseball Marker
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Baseball has been played in Eau Claire since about 1860. Carson Park baseball stadium, built during the federal Works Progress Administration, opened for play in 1937. Since then the stadium has been the home of Eau Claire baseball.

Dedicated August 17, 1994

 
Erected 1994 by by Eau Claire Parks & Recreation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1909.
 
Location. 44° 48.447′ N, 91° 31.271′ W. Marker is in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in Eau Claire County. Marker can be reached from Carson Park Drive, 0.3 miles west of West Grand Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is at Carson Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eau Claire WI 54703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carson Park Baseball Stadium (a few steps from this marker); 2719 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carson Park (about 400 feet away); Industry on Half Moon Lake (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ice Industry on Half Moon Lake (approx. ¼ mile away); Legend of Paul Bunyan (approx. ¼ mile
Henry Aaron / Eau Claire Baseball Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, June 10, 2011
3. Henry Aaron / Eau Claire Baseball Marker
away); Recreation on Half Moon Lake (approx. ¼ mile away); Kaiser Lumber Company Office (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eau Claire.
 
Also see . . .  Carson Park. (Submitted on June 18, 2011.)
 
Henry Aaron / Eau Claire Baseball Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, June 10, 2011
4. Henry Aaron / Eau Claire Baseball Marker
Henry Aaron / Eau Claire Baseball Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, June 10, 2011
5. Henry Aaron / Eau Claire Baseball Marker
Henry Aaron Plaza image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, June 10, 2011
6. Henry Aaron Plaza
Eau Claire Baseball Hall of Fame image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, June 10, 2011
7. Eau Claire Baseball Hall of Fame
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 18, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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Aug. 8, 2022