Beaver Dam in Dodge County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Emerson P. Hawley ‘91
Born in Beaver Dam, WI December 5, 1872. Emerson "Pink" Hawley and his brother Elmer ("Blue"), were a well-known battery by the time they entered Wayland Academy in 1887. With Pink on the mound and Blue behind the plate, they were the top players for the "Red & White." Elmer died in 1891, on the eve of graduation. Emerson did graduate, and on August 13, 1892, he pitched his first major league game for the St. Louis Browns (NL). Pink also played for the Pirates, Reds, and Giants in the NL. His final major league season was 1901, with the new Milwaukee Brewers (AL). Pink's best year was 1895, with the Pirates; he won 31 games and batted .308; fans called him "The Duke of Pittsburgh." Hawley continued in baseball through 1909, then returned to Beaver Dam to raise his family and enter business. He died on September 19, 1938.
Erected 2011 by Wayland Academy, David J. Stlker & Archie Monuments.
Location. 43° 27.282′ N, 88° 49.662′ W. Marker is in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, in Dodge County. Marker can be reached from South University Avenue 0.1 miles from Park Avenue (Wisconsin Highway 33), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Adrian Joss '98 (a few steps from this marker); Wayland Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dodge County Memorial Park (approx. 5.2 miles away); Adrian "Addie" Joss (approx. 7.3 miles away); Lowell Women Firefighters (approx. 8 miles away); Bernard R. "Bunny" Berigan (approx. 8.2 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaver Dam.
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 . . . A report of the dedication of the marker. (Submitted on June 24, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 905 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.