Lannon Lists Itself as "Amateur Baseball Capital of Waukesha County"

Photographed November 12, 2014
Erected 2001 by Waukesha County Historical Society
Lannon, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
43° 9.257′ N, 88° 9.784′ W

Baseball has always been a very important part of the Village of Lannon. With the coming of the Land O’ Lakes (LOL) Leagues in 1922, Lannon came to the front as the Capital of Amateur baseball [sic] in Waukesha County.

The Lannon LOL teams have won more League Grand Championships than any other Waukesha community. Lannon won Grand Championships in 1949, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1988, 1989, 1995, 1996, and 1998.

As they have been a frequent qualifier for the Aug-Sept Grand Championship event the key performers over the years were inducted into the LOL Baseball Hall of Fame: Erv Miller, Harvey Rossman, Erv Cullen, Don Schmidt, Barney Joecks, Stan Dubnicka, Ralph “Bud” Reimer, Mike Reimer, Jim Smith, Wilbert “Red” Hackbarth, Les “Buck” Reimer, Dick Gruetzmacher, Rudy Dubnicka, Dick Wunk, “Shupe” DeCristofaro.
The marker is attached to the back side of a dugout at the baseball diamond at Lannon Village Park on northbound North Lannon Road, north of its intersection with West Main Street / Wisconsin Route 74, Lannon, Wisconsin 53046.

Land O' Lakes Baseball League

This marker is No. 12-01 in a series of historical markers erected by the Waukesha County Historical Society.

See also, In Memory of Bernard "Barney" Joecks, also at this location.

The marker is visible in the distance, to the right.

The baseball diamond . . .

The marker is at the end of a pathway to the right of this sign.

View of the signs from one part of the parking lot.

The markers are at Joecks Memorial Field.

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