Hank Aaron speaks at the dedication of the plaque in 2007.
Milwaukee baseball legend Hank Aaron passed away today. He began playing for the Milwaukee Braves in 1954 and finished his career with the Brewers.
He was known as “Hammerin Hank” for his ability to hit home runs. On July 20th, 1976, Aaron recorded his 755th career home run while playing for the Milwaukee Brewers at County Stadium in one of the most historic moments in Milwaukee Brewers history and all of Major League Baseball.
In 2007, the UWM Civil Engineering and Mechanics Department calculated GPS measurements, reviewed surveys of County Stadium, studied aerial photos, and closely examined home run video to determine the exact location of where the ball landed.
Today, the identified landing point is marked with a commemorative plaque. It is situated in Brewers Lot 1, a preferred parking area located east of Helfaer Field. Upon entering American Family Field, fans can visit the commemorative marker which features a red brick border (pictured above).
Visit it the next time you’re at American Family Field.