Photographed May 22 and 23, 2014
Erected by Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Baseball Hall of Fame
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
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.
The marker is located inside Carson Park, at the Eau Claire Baseball Hall of Fame, in front of the Carson Park baseball stadium, adjacent to the baseball stadium parking lot, on Carson Park Drive, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703.
NOTE: Carson Park Drive is a big loop around the park; it's impossible to miss the baseball stadium.
Baseball Hall of Fame: Aaron, Hank
Henry Louis Aaron
Inducted to the Hall of Fame: 1982
Primary team: Milwaukee Braves
Primary position: Right Fielder
Wikipedia: Hank Aaron
The baseball stadium is listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Wisconsin: Eau Claire County.
With historic Carson Park baseball stadium in the background.
The ramp from the parking lot to the Eau Claire Baseball Hall of Fame
(visible at the top of the ramp).
The Eau Claire Baseball Hall of Fame is located at Carson Park.