Eau Claire in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Henry Aaron / Eau Claire Baseball
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.
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.
Erected 1994 by by Eau Claire Parks & Recreation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at Carson Park. Marker is in this post office area: Eau Claire WI 54703, United States of America.
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 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.)
Categories. • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 678 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 18, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.