Hanging-out with Edmund Fitzgerald

August 30, 2013

Ray Luedke and Herb Koepke Hanging with Edmund Fitzgerald

Edmund Fitzgerald

Edmund Fitzgerald (center) visits the Johnson Service Co. with shop supervisor Raymond A. Luedke (left) and personnel director Herbert Koepke.
(Image credit: Journal Sentinel files)

Edmund B. Fitzgerald, who led Cutler-Hammer for 15 years and was a key player in bringing major league baseball back to Milwaukee, died on August 28th.

He was identified as one of four men who led the long fight to get another baseball franchise for Milwaukee. One of the other four, Bud Selig, was Brewers president. Fitzgerald was by then Brewers vice president.

His Milwaukee roots ran deep: One grandfather was pioneer shipbuilder William E. Fitzgerald; another grandfather, Frank R. Bacon, founded Cutler-Hammer. Selig, now commissioner of Major League Baseball, said Fitzgerald “played a crucial role in bringing baseball back to Milwaukee.”

Excerpted from Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Friday, August 30, 2013