Whitefish Bay To Rename Park For Counsell

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2012 --- 5:55 a.m.

WHITEFISH BAY, Wis. (AP) — A park in a Milwaukee suburb will be renamed to honor a former Brewers player who now works for the club.

Water Tower Park in Whitefish Bay will be dedicated as "Craig Counsell Park" in a ceremony on Saturday.

He's currently the Brewers special assistant to the general manager and lives in Whitefish Bay. He also graduated from high school there in 1988.

The 15-year veteran owns a career .255 batting average in 1,623 career games. He scored the game-winning run in Game 7 of the 1997 World Series for the Florida Marlins. He was also a member of the World Series Champion Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001.

He announced his retirement from playing with the Brewers in January.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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