This series, FWP or Famous Wisconsin People, will acknowledge the accomplishments of some well-known (and maybe not so well-known) individuals from our state.
Harvey Kuenn was born on December 4, 1930 in West Allis, Wisconsin. He attended Milwaukee Lutheran High School and played baseball for UW-Madison. He was signed by the Detroit Tigers in 1952. In his first full season, 1953, he hit .308 and led the major leagues in hits with 209. He received the American League Rookie of the Year award. He also received the first of his ten consecutive selections to the All-Star Game. He won the AL batting crown in 1959, with a .353 average.
In 1982 he managed the Brewers to their only World Series appearance to date after taking over the team mid-season. The Brewers became known as “Harvey’s Wallbangers.” He was selected by the AP as the AL Manager of the Year. Interestingly enough, he was fired the following season after the Brewers finished fifth in the American League East. Kuenn died in Arizona in 1988 at the age of 57.
You are searching for a small container placed in honor of Harvey Kuenn’s accomplishments.
Please follow parking signs. Do not enter from and keep off of private property and/or business property in the area. Parking may be limited in the evenings that there are baseball games, so plan accordingly. Park is open dawn til 10 pm. As always, treat the parks with respect. Be aware of muggles and replace cache so that it is not visible to others. Permission to place this cache was given by Brian Russart; Permit #178. Thanks!
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