Last Pitch at County Stadium
September 28, 2000
A Panoramic View in Milwaukee, WI. - The Rob Arra Collection
Note the ball in motion.
It was the scene of nearly half a century of great memories - from the earliest (and latest) days of Hank Aaron's brilliance, to the 1957 World Series Championship, to Warren Spahn's no-hitter, to Stan Musial's game-winning 12th-inning homer to win the 1955 All-Star Game, to the 1982 Wallbangers' wild ride to the World Series, County Stadium in Milwaukee was home to an amazing history of Braves and Brewers baseball. But, by the late 1990s, it was clearly past its prime; finally, in 2000, the old dog was ready to be put out to pasture, with the revolutionary Miller Park finally ready for occupancy to start the 2001 season. As the end of the 2000 season approached, the nostalgic crowds swelled, and for the final game on September 28 against the Cincinnati Reds, a jam-packed group of Milwaukee sports fanatics turned the ending of another disappointing Brewers season into a true celebration. It didn't matter that the Crew was down 8-1 heading into the final inning; everyone spent the final frame on his or her feet, and as Elmer Dessens unloaded a 1-2 fastball to Mark Loretta, whose groundout to short is about to place him in the annals of trivia and history - SNAP! The moment is preserved for all-time, and is now available for your wall.
This incredible panoramic poster commemorates the final moments of baseball at the home of Aaron, Spahn, Sain, Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Jim Gantner, Rollie Fingers, B.J. Surhoff, Geoff Jenkins, and the rest of the fan-favorites over the years. Captured by the lens of noted sports photographer Rob Arra, this print features a memorable third-base-line view of County Stadium from that historic moment, bringing back a flood of memories with every glance! From the double-deck grandstand, to the raucous bleachers, to the mascot's beer stein home run slide, to the perfectly groomed field, to the new Miller Park rising spectacularly beyond the outfield fence, to the players on the field and the fans on the stand, it's all here, in perfect focus, ready to take its rightful place on the wall of any true Brewers fan! A stunning poster and historic collector's item, worthy of a nice frame and a prominent spot at home or office.
Publisher: Everlasting Images Inc.
Size: 13.5" x 39" Panorama
Condition: Brand-new factory stock. Printed on high quality photographic print stock.
Price: $44.95 USD
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Item Number: EI013
Milwaukee Brewers "Last Pitch at County Stadium" (2000) Panoramic Poster