William Havon Bruton

William Havon Bruton (HM2MLO)

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N 43° 1.747', W 87° 58.189'

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“Billy”

— Milwaukee Braves, 1953-1960 —

The lightning-quick center fielder spent eight seasons with the Milwaukee Braves. Became an instant fan favorite when he hit a 10th-inning home run to seal the victory in the Braves' first-ever home game on April 14, 1953 vs. St. Louis. Played a key role in the Braves' 1958 World Series appearance, batting .412 with seven hits and a home run. Led the National League in stole bases for three consecutive seasons (1953-55). Also led the NL in runs (1960) and triples (1956 and 1960). On August 2, 1959, became the first National League batter since 1900 to hit two bases-loaded triples in one game. Billy was the son-in-law of Negro League star annd Hall of Fame third baseman, William "Judy" Johnson.
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Date Added Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 7:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 420988 N 4764504
Decimal Degrees43.02911667, -87.96981667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 1.747', W 87° 58.189'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 1' 44.82" N, 87° 58' 11.34" W
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