I am sharing this on behalf of Jim Cryns, who is working with McFarland Publishing on a book about the history of Milwaukee County Stadium:
This is a Packer fan’s chance to be in a book on Milwaukee County Stadium that I’m editing. The book will be academic in nature and be supplied to libraries nationwide. That’s the business model of McFarland Publishing. For many, County Stadium was a terrible place to watch a football game (Unless you disagree.) Nonetheless, the Packers played 4 games a year there for quite a long time. From my research I learned the Packers were using some of that as leverage to get a stadium refurbished in Green Bay. A threat to come to Milwaukee. (Unless you disagree.) https://mcfarlandbooks.com/shop/sport-leisure/baseball/ballparks/
This is the seventh book in a series on historic ballparks from McFarland Publishing. Previous parks include Forbes Field, Comiskey, Tiger Stadium, the Polo Grounds, Ebbets Field, and Rosenblatt Stadium. I need your memories of any Packer game you attended at the old yard (Or any other event.)
The book consists of several writers offering chapters from inception of park, construction, County funding, dimensions of the park through demolition. The book covers every event that took place there through its existence. The book also includes something you don’t see in a lot of publications—memories.
Memories from players, coaches, team management. Another section of memories from members of the media. And the reason for this post- memories from fans. We’re looking for humorous, touching, real events from the park. It doesn’t matter if your favorite player scored a touchdown or was ejected.
Bud Selig is writing the foreword. I’ve received memories from Hank Aaron, Gorman Thomas, Wendy Selig-Prieb and many more. The volume will only be as good as the memories we put into it so we need more fan memories. Below see photo of Max McGee scoring a touchdown at County Stadium.
Thanks for your memory. Please go to www.ourmilwaukeecountystadium.com to submit.