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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMF05_the-manassa-mauler_Manassa-CO.html
This monument is dedicated to Mary Celia Dempsey mother of William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey born June 24, 1895 He fought his way to becomeworld heavyweight champion on July 4, 1919and became known as the legendary "Manassa Mauler"
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1D9B_stanley-frank-musial_Springfield-MO.html
Born in Donora, PA in 1920 toLukasz and Mary MusialAttended Donora High SchoolMarried to Lillian LabashFather to Dick, Gerry, Janet, and Jean Played for 22 years with the St. Louis CardinalsWon 3 World Series RingsWon 3 Major League Baseball MV…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM198O_in-honor-of-the-1955-watertown-high-school-state-baseball-champions_Watertown-WI.html
[Marker front:] In 1955 the Watertown Goslings won this city's first State Baseball Championship. Their home games were played at Washington Park, under the leadership of Coach Thompson. The team took pride in their pitching and defense. The ca…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMC0O_polo-grounds_New-York-NY.html
Approximate location of home plate. Home of the New York Giants national baseball league 1890-1957. World Champions 1904 · 1905 · 1921 · 1922 · 1933 · 1954. The Giants shared this field with the New Yor…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13KZ_john-s-knight_Lexington-KY.html
Adjacent to this park is the building of the Lexington Herald-Leader, one of the large Knight-Ridder chain of newspapers. Both Messrs. Knight and Ridder were longtime owners and breeders of racehorses. John S. Knight started with the Akron Beacon …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMTLK_tommy-lasorda_Greenville-SC.html
Tommy Lasorda was a pitcher for the Greenville Spinners in 1949. Best known for his managerial career, Lasorda's baseball roots are here in Greenville. His 21-year career includes 1,599 wins and 2 World Series championships. In 1997 he was inducte…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1245_gene-stephensons-wichita-state-university-all-americans_Wichita-KS.html
All Americans[List of WSU Baseball Players] Freshmen All Americans[List of WSU Baseball Players] Scholastic All Americans[List of WSU Baseball Players] [All Americans Marker Symbol Designations] "Star" denotes - N.C.A.A. Player of the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EP2_tomorrow-run-91_Victoria-BC.html
The Elks and Royal Purpleof CanadacommemorateAl Howie's record setting"Tomorrow Run 91"Began at Mile 0 St. John's Nfld.June 21 and ended September 1, 1991 atMile 0 Victoria B.C.72 days - 10 hours later.Our gratitude to all who helped usraise funds…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMV6Y_the-lake-street-walkway_Elkhart-Lake-WI.html
This walkway rests on the bed of lower Lake Street over which sports cars raced in 1951 and 1952. It remains officially a Village Street. Marker donated by: The Osthoff Resort. Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake listed on the National R…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM11YY_the-brown-bear_Providence-RI.html
The Brown bear was originally cast in plaster by Eli Harvey. A fund raiser campaign to "put a hair on the bear" was led by Senator Theodore Francis Green Class of 1887, and resulted in the commission of a bronze sculpture in 1923, the bronze bear …
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