In Honor of the 1901 Milwaukee Brewers of the American League

In Honor of the 1901 Milwaukee Brewers of the American League (HMO7D)

Location: Milwaukee, WI 53214 Milwaukee County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 1.763', W 87° 58.389'

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[Front of Marker:]
In 1900, the American League was born in a Milwaukee hotel named the Republican House. The following year, during the 1901 inaugural season, the Milwaukee Brewers were one of eight teams to participate in Major League Baseball's "Junior Circuit." The Brewers played their home games at the Lloyd Street Grounds, which was located on the city's north side (Lloyd St. & 16th St). Player/Manager Hugh Duffy batted .302 that season and was later inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Wid Conroy was the team captain, Bill Reidy led the pitching staff with 16 victories, and John Anderson paced the team with a .330 batting average.

Five Wisconsin natives were members of that Brewers team, including Ed Bruyette of Manawa, Davy Jones of Cambria, and George McBride of Milwaukee, all of whom made their Major League debut. Pitchers Pink Hawley of Beaver Dam and Pete Husting of Mayville also contributed. In 1902, the Brewers moved to St. Louis and became the Browns, but the league they helped form is still in existence today. The Browns became the Baltimore Orioles in 1954.

[Back of Marker:
Milwaukee Brewers 1901 Baseball Team
John Anderson · George Bone · Ed Bruyette · Jimmy Burke · John Butler · Joe Conner · Wid Conroy · Jiggs Donahue · Pete Dowling · Hugh Duffy · Bill Friel · Ned Garvin · Phil Geier · Lou Gertenrich · Billy Gilbert · Bill Hallman · Pink Hawley · George Hogriever · Pete Husting · Davy Jones · Tom Leahy · Billy Maloney · George McBride · Bill Reidy · Tully Sparks · Irv Waldren
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HM NumberHMO7D
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Year Placed2009
Placed ByDavid J. Stalker, Jeff Wetzel, Archie Monuments, Jim Kluge, Dan Wackman, and Dale Wetzel
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 6:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 420717 N 4764537
Decimal Degrees43.02938333, -87.97315000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 1.763', W 87° 58.389'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 1' 45.78" N, 87° 58' 23.34" W
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Area Code(s)414, 262
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee WI 53214, US
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