Immortalized In Bronze
“Lombardi, Aaron, Yount, Starr, many of the biggest names in all of sports are in the Hall, but in addition to their stories there are dozens of others about lesser-known sports figures, or people who performed and coached long ago, whose stories deserve to be told,” Hoffmann said. “It’s taken a long time for this project to come out, but I believe Immortalized in Bronze can tell the stories of those members, as well as elevate the public profile of the Hall in Milwaukee and around the state..” The book’s name comes from the bronze plaques on 4th Street in downtown Milwaukee that have commemorated the Hall members since its founding in 1951. For years, those plaques hung inside the then Milwaukee Arena. Hoffmann is a veteran journalist and senior lecturer emeritus from UW-Milwaukee. He perhaps is best known for the book Down in the Valley, which was published when Milwaukee County Stadium closed.