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“Stormin” Gorman Thomas

 
 
"Stormin" Gorman Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
1. "Stormin" Gorman Thomas Marker
Inscription. Was a spectacular home run slugger, premier outfielder and one of the most popular Milwaukee Brewers ever. A gifted athlete, he earned 14 individual letters in high school while playing football, baseball, basketball and track. He was the #1 draft pick of the Seattle Pilots in 1969. Thomas played with the Milwaukee Brewers from 1973-1983 and from 1978-1982 he hit more home runs than anyone in baseball. In 1981 he was named to the American League All-Star Team and was a member of the 1982 American League Championship Team. He twice led the American League in home runs - 45 in 1979 and 39 in 1982. In 1982 he was awarded the Babe Ruth Home Run Crown. Thomas was named the 1985 American League Comeback Player of the Year. He retired after the 1986 season with 268 career home runs. Inducted - 2003
 
Erected 2003 by Presented to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame by Brewers Charities.
 
Location. 43° 2.517′ N, 87° 54.967′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on North 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connie Carpenter (Phinney) (here, next to this
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
2. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
marker); Andy North (here, next to this marker); Lee Kemp (here, next to this marker); Judith Sweet (here, next to this marker); John Powless (here, next to this marker); Earl L. "Curly" Lambeau (here, next to this marker); Edward P. "Ned" Allis (here, next to this marker); Mike Webster (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
More about this marker. The Marker is part of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame which is located on the east side of the UW-Panther Arena along North 4th Street.
 
Categories. Sports
 
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
3. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Plaque
UW Milwaukee Panther Arena image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
4. UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 9, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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