By Bob Buege
Someone fortunate adequate to live to tell the tale Milwaukee’s close to north part among 1888 and 1952 may well adventure the area with no ever leaving the local. Nestled among North 7th and 8th Streets and West Chambers and Burleigh, Borchert box was once Milwaukee’s significant activities venue for sixty four years. during this rickety wood stadium (originally referred to as Athletic Park), Wisconsin citizens had a close-up view of activities historical past within the making, besides rodeos, thrill indicates, or even a number of eruptions of Mount Vesuvius. In Borchert Field, baseball historian Bob Buege introduces the recognized and engaging athletes who dazzled audiences in Milwaukee’s venerable ballpark. the entire mythical baseball figures—the Bambino, Satchel Paige, Ty Cobb, Joltin’ Joe, Jackie Robinson, the Say hello Kid—played there. Olympic heroes Jim Thorpe, Babe Didrikson, and Jesse Owens displayed their extraordinary abilities in Borchert. Knute Rockne’s struggling with Irish competed there, and Curly Lambeau’s eco-friendly Bay Packers took the sphere 10 instances. Buege tells tales of alternative enormous moments at Borchert in addition, together with a presidential stopover at, girls ballplayers, the arriving of tv broadcasting, the 1922 nationwide balloon race, and an visual appeal by way of scat-singing bandleader Cab Calloway. Borchert box is long past, yet each web page of this booklet takes readers again to the attractions, sounds, and spectacle of its heyday.
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Borchert Field: Stories from Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark by Bob Buege