Lannon in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lannon Lists itself as “Amateur Baseball Capital of Waukesha County”
The Lannon LOL teams have won more League Grand Championships than any other Waukesha community. Lannon won Grand Championships in 1949, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1988, 1989, 1995, 1996, and 1998.
As they have been a frequent qualifier for the Aug-Sept Grand Championship event the key performers over the years were inducted into the LOL Baseball Hall of Fame: Erv Miller, Harvey Rossman, Erv Cullen, Don Schmidt, Barney Joecks, Stan Dubnicka, Ralph “Bud” Reimer, Mike Reimer, Jim Smith, Wilbert “Red” Hackbarth, Les “Buck” Reimer, Dick Gruetzmacher, Rudy Dubnicka, Dick Wunk, “Shupe” DeCristofaro.
Erected 2001 by Waukesha County Historical Society. (Marker Number 12-01.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lannon WI 53046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lannon Stone (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pioneer St. James Catholic Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sub-Continental Divide (approx. 2 miles away); Mammoth Spring Hotel - Saloon (approx. 2.7 miles away); Zion Evangelical Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); St. Alban’s Episcopal Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); First Woman in Town of Lisbon (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sussex Mills and Bug Line RR (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lannon.
1. Additional History
In 1922, the Land O'Lakes (LOL) Baseball League was started by Matin C. Weber, Sr. Eight initial teams were established at that time.
Later there were 108 teams over seven counties including Waukesha, Washington, Jefferson, Racine, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Kenosha. The League was divided into four divisions; Western, Eastern, Northern, and Southeastern.
Today there are around 40 teams. Lannon's team is known
The key performers from the Stonemen's winning championship seasons were inducted into the Lannon Land O' Lakes Hall of Fame; Erv Miller, Harvey Rossman, Erv Cullen, Don Schmidt, Barney Joecks, Stan Dubricka, Ralph "Bud" Reimer, Mike Reimer, Jim Smith, Wilbert "Red" Hackbarth, Les "Buck" Reimer, Dick Gruetzmacher, Rudy Dubnicka, Dick Wnuk, "Shupe" DeCristofaro, Bill Dolphin, Stan Reimer and Gary Blashke. This covers winning games through 2009.
— Submitted May 24, 2013, by Linda Hansen of Waukesha, Wisconsin.
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