Henry Aaron / Eau Claire Baseball

Henry Aaron / Eau Claire Baseball (HMT7G)

Location: Eau Claire, WI 54703 Eau Claire County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 48.447', W 91° 31.271'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 142 views
Inscription
Henry Aaron
On June 14, 1952, Henry Aaron made his professional baseball debut here at Carson Park with the Eau Claire Bears. In his first two at-bats, he hit run-scoring singles in a game against St. Cloud, Minn.

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.

Eau Claire Baseball
Eau Claire has a long professional baseball history. The city fielded teams in the Northern League from 1933 through 1962. Many Eau Claire players went on to successful major league careers. The teams were known as the Eau Claire Bears until 1954, when they became the Eau Claire Braves to reflect their affiliation with the milwaukee Braves.

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. Since then the stadium has been the home of Eau Claire baseball.

Dedicated August 17, 1994
Details
HM NumberHMT7G
Series This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series
Tags
Year Placed1994
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 5:40pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 616943 N 4962624
Decimal Degrees44.80745000, -91.52118333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 48.447', W 91° 31.271'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 48' 26.82" N, 91° 31' 16.26" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 Carson Park Dr, Eau Claire WI 54703, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. Does the marker have a number?
  7. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?