Fred C. Merkle Memorial

Photographed August 12, 2013
Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin
43° 11.068′ N, 88° 42.478′ W
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This memorial is
dedicated to the life of
 Born in Watertown, WI, Dec. 29, 1888. His father, Ernst Merkle, was a school teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School in Watertown at the time of Fred's birth. Fred made hismajor league debut on 9-21-1907. His outstanding talent, intelligence, and dedication to the game of baseball spanned 2 decades, having been a member of 6 World Series teams: 1911, 1912, 1913, 1916, 1918 and 1926. He was a potent line-drive hitter, agile first baseman and a speedster on the basepaths. He played for the New York Giants, Brooklym Dodgers, Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees.
Donated in 2005 by
The Merkle Family, David J. Stalker & Archie Monuments

The memorial is on the grounds of the Octagon House, located at 919 Charles Street, Watertown, Wisconsin 53094.

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