Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame: Earl Gillespie

© Photographed August 14, 2016
Erected 2001 by Trophy Athletic Supply Company.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
43.042288, -87.916127
43° 2.55′ N, 87° 54.967′ W
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EARL GILLESPIE
Legendary sports broadcaster Earl Gillespie will forever be known as the "Voice of the Milwaukee Braves" even though he was a voice for the entire state's sports product. Gillespie called 11 years of Braves baseball on the radio from 1953-1964. His longest radio tenure was as voice of Wisconsin Badger football for 30 years from 1957-1986. Gillespie's radio career also took him to the Green Bay Packers broadcast booth (1952-1956), three NFL Championship Games (1953-1955) and two World Series (1957-1958). Gillespie was the sports director at WITI-TV in Milwaukee for 21 years until his retirement in 1985. Gillespie is an eight-time winner of the "Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year" Award, including four consecutive years from 1966-1969.
Inducted - 2001

The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, and is accessible from southbound North 4th Street, between West State Street (to the north) and West Kilbourn Avenue (to the south), at or near 400 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203.

Inductees honored at this site are members of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame (established 1951). The Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame is a joint property of Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation and Wisconsin Center District.

Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

Click here for an Alphabetical List of Inductees to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.

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 The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.


The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located at the
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. 

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located on the east side
of the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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