Brewers Community Foundation Presents “Hitting 4 the Cycle;” Biking Event set for Saturday, August 8
Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) has launched an exciting new event, “Hitting 4 the Cycle.”
On Saturday, August 8, BCF will host this inaugural event that will allow allow bike-lovers and Brewers fans to combine their two favorite activities. Fans will be able to select one of four bike routes of various lengths that will all culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party and that night’s Brewers game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.
Participants will have the option to select 100, 88, 44 or 22 mile routes. The 100 and 88 mile routes will start at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison and end at Miller Park, while the 44 and 22 mile routes will start and end at Miller Park.
The cost to register is $50, with a $150 mandatory fundraising minimum. The money that is raised through the event will go to four organizations – the Urban Ecology Center, Dream Bikes, Penfield Children’s Center and the Miracle League of Milwaukee. Each registered rider will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a game ticket for the Brewers vs. Cardinals game that night and a invitation to a celebratory tailgate party prior to the game.
“Brewers Community Foundation is very excited to host the first ever ‘Hitting 4 the Cycle’ benefit bike ride,” said BCF Executive Director Cecelia Gore. “This is a great opportunity to positively address critical issues in our community by supporting four quality organizations, all while enjoying a bike ride in our community and capping it off with a Brewers game.”
Inaugural sponsors for the benefit include Prairie Springs, the Paul Fleckenstein Trust and the Lowlands Group. The Wisconsin Bike Federation will also be actively supporting the benefit bike ride.
For more information or to sign up, please visit brewers.com/bcf.
Today, Brewers Community Foundation hosted 15 “Pearls for Teen Girls” participants at Miller Park.
Pearls for Teen Girls focuses on assuring success for young ladies striving to be successful in school and life. Today, the girls were here to learn more about the Brewers and careers from women in the Brewers front office including Executive Director of Brewers Community Foundation, Cecelia Gore; Senior Director of Community Relations Katina Shaw; Director of Accounting, Vicki Wise; and VP of Entertainment & Broadcasting, Aleta Mercer.
The girls also enjoyed a tour of the ballpark, had lunch, played a trivia game and got to meet Hank the Ballpark Pup:
Thanks to the young ladies for coming out today; we hope you learned a lot and enjoyed your time at Miller Park!
In April of 1987, a photo of Rob Deer celebrating after hitting the game-tying home run on Easter Sunday which would help give the Crew their 12th straight win to start the season, graced the cover of Sports Illustrated:
Twenty-eight years later he’s immortalized in bobblehead form:
The former slugger will get the game underway as he throws out the ceremonial first pitch. He will also be available at 1:10 for autographs for 45 minutes on the Field Level concourse near Guest Relations at Miller Park.
Do you have a question for Rob Deer? Submit it on Twitter using #BrewersOnTap and Jeff Levering will try to get it answered when he also interviews Rob for the Brewers On Tap podcast.
Tickets are still available for Sunday’s contest against the Pirates. Fans can also celebrate (414) Spring Madness and save up to 50% off on select tickets. In addition, the team will honor Milwaukee’s 414 area code with $4 16-ounce domestic draft beers, $1 small Pepsi products and hot dogs and $4 nachos.
Fans can purchase tickets by visiting brewers.com/madness, by calling 414-902-4000 or by visiting the Brewers Box Office at Miller Park.
For a complete list of the Brewers 20 All-Fan Giveaways in 2015, click here.
Today, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association induct edHall of Famer Red Schoendienst into the Braves Honor Roll in a ceremony at Miller Park. The Braves Honor Roll is located on the Miller Park Field Level Concourse along the third base side (near the Main Gate).
A 10-time All-Star, Schoendienst played 19 seasons in the Major Leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants and the Milwaukee Braves. The second baseman appeared in 2,216 games, collected 2,449 hits and batted .289 lifetime. He was acquired by the Milwaukee Braves in a midseason trade from the Giants in 1957 and led the National League with 200 hits that season. His acquisition by the Braves played an integral role in claiming the 1957 World Series championship. The following season, Schoendienst appeared in 106 games for the Braves as he helped lead Milwaukee to a second straight pennant.
Altogether during his Major League career, Schoendienst finished in the top 10 in MVP voting four times, including third in 1957. He later went on to manage the Cardinals to a World Series title in 1967 and a National League pennant in 1968. Schoendienst was voted into the Baseball of Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1989.
The induction was emceed by Brewers public address announcer Robb Edwards and, although the 92-year-old Schoendienst was not able to attend the unveiling event, Bob Buege, president of the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association did read a note from Red expressing his gratitude for this recognition.
Here are a few other photos from today’s event:
We also livestreamed the event using Periscope,
There are 13 additional members of the Milwaukee Braves Honor Roll, including Warren Spahn (2004), Johnny Logan (2005), Andy Pafko (2006), Bobby Thomson (2008), Bob Uecker (2009), Felix Mantilla (2010), Eddie Mathews (2010), Joe Adcock (2011), Frank Torre (2011), Del Crandall (2012), Hank Aaron (2012), Gene Conley (2013) and Joe Torre (2014).
When you’re through enjoying a tasty beverage at Miller Park this season, you can take home one of these new souvenir cups from Delaware North:
Currently, Carlos Gomez and Scooter Gennett are featured, but you’ll also see Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun and Matt Garza throughout the season.
Brewers baseball is finally underway and to help celebrate the season, Spring Madness (414) returns to Miller Park this Friday through Sunday. Fans have a unique opportunity to purchase select seats for 50% off and enjoy popular concession items priced at $1 and $4.
The celebration of spring will arrive at Miller Park this Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12, when the team takes on the division rival Pittsburgh Pirates for a three-game series. For this one special weekend, fans can not only save 50% on designated tickets, the team will also honor Milwaukee’s 414 area code with $4 16-ounce domestic draft beers, $1 small Pepsi products and Klement’s hot dogs, and $4 nachos.
The offer is available by visiting brewers.com/springmadness, by calling 414-902-4000 or by visiting the Brewers Box Office at Miller Park.
Tickets remain for all three games of the series, including Sunday’s first “All Fan Bobblehead Giveaway,” a Rob Deer Bobblehead celebrating his famous 1987 Easter Sunday home run:
Major League Baseball today announced the launch of the “Franchise Four” campaign, which will allow fans to vote for the most impactful players who best represent each Major League franchise and several other significant categories in the sport’s history. The winners of the month-long period of fan voting on MLB.com/FranchiseFour will be announced during pregame ceremonies before Baseball’s 86th All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on FOX.
Beginning today and running through Friday, May 8, fans can visit MLB.com/FranchiseFour to select the four most impactful players who best represent the history of each franchise out of eight choices from its lineage.
The Brewers ballot includes: Ryan Braun, Cecil Cooper, Prince Fielder, Rollie Fingers, Jim Gantner, Paul Molitor, Gorman Thomas and Robin Yount.
An additional write-in option will be available to fans on the ballot, which also can be accessed via mobile devices. The eight players were selected based on the recommendations of a blue-ribbon panel, in consultation with the 30 Clubs. The panel was asked to identify “the most impactful players who best represent the history of each franchise (or special category)” for the ballot.
The panelists were MLB’s Official Historian John Thorn and representatives from MLB’s official statistician, the Elias Sports Bureau; MLB.com; MLB Network; and the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). In addition to the 30 franchises, fans can vote for three special categories: the “Greatest Living Players”; the greatest Negro Leagues Players; and the sport’s greatest Pioneers, encompassing players whose careers began more than a century ago.
MLB Chief Operating Officer Tony Petitti said: “The All-Star Game is a celebration of the National Pastime, and Cincinnati’s rich baseball heritage makes it a perfect venue to highlight the great players who are synonymous with our Clubs and those who played pivotal roles in the game’s history. We believe that the Franchise Four campaign will engage fans in a fun and meaningful way and will link the past and the present in the manner that Baseball does so uniquely.”
A new Jonathan Lucroy Women’s Player Tee is now available in the Brewers Team Stores at Miller Park.
This was the winning design voted on at last year’s Brewed for Her event and is exclusive to the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park.
The shirt comes in sizes Small-XXL and retails for $39.
Although this tee is exclusive to the store at Miller Park, fans can also check out all the other brand new Brewers gear at brewers.com.
For players, the song they choose for their walk-up or entrance music is often an important decision. What brief part of a song is going to send a message to the fans—and what do I want that message to be? Do I keep the same song that I had last year? What’s the hit that is going to produce the most hits? Is it a superstitious thing, do I want fans to sing along, or do I just use my favorite song right now?
If you’re like me and you’re attuned to the tunes, you probably enjoy seeing this list each year—and updating your iPod playlists accordingly.
DID YOU KNOW? Make sure you download the free Ballpark App! In addition to check-in offers, ballpark maps, game updates and more, one of the really cool features is “Ballpark Music.” Like a song you hear? Check it out on Ballpark–and you can even download it right there! No Shazam necessary!
2015 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC
Braun – “All Day” by Kanye West
Davis – “Xplosive” by Dr. Dre
Fiers – “Og Bobby Johnson” by Que
Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac
Gennett – “I’m Good” by Trip Lee
Gomez, Carlos – “The Time is Now” by John Cena & Tha Trademarc
“Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson
Gomez, Hector – “Ratata Ta Ta” by Omega El Fuerte
Jimenez – “Feeling Alright” by Rebelution
Lind – TBD
Lohse – “Next Episode” by Dr. Dre
Lucroy – “Gangsta’s Paraside” by In Fear and Faith
Maldonado – “Warriors” by Cosculluela
“GDRF” by Flo Rida
Nelson – “10 Bands” by Drake
Parra – “Fireball” by Pitbull
Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala
Ramirez – None (at his request)
Schafer – “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison
Segura – “Tarzan” by El Alfa
2015 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC
Cotts – “Perfect Insanity” by Disturbed
Fiers – The Saw Theme Song
Garza – “All Eyez on Me” by Tupac
Lohse – “Wake Up” by Rage Against the Machine
Nelson – “Sound of Madness” by Shinedown
Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala
Rodriguez – “Sandunqueoso” by Tego Cableron
Smith –“Hell Yeah” by Rev Theory
The song played after wins this season is “The Days” by Avicii.
And, in case you weren’t aware, in addition to Ballpark, we do keep a list of these songs on brewers.com and try our best to update it accordingly, so you might want to bookmark this page for future reference.
So now, what about you? What’s your favorite, or most memorable Brewers at-bat song? And, if you were a player, what song might you choose as yours?
Last season, we encouraged fans to support local RBI Leagues by tweeting #WHIFF + @Brewers and you answered: resulting in $40,000 in donations for our local RBI Leagues!
RBI, or Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities, is a urban youth baseball initiative that was developed by former scout and Major Leaguer John Young in Los Angeles in 1989 to provide youth an opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of baseball.
The RBI program encourages participating in baseball while providing youth with a positive, team-oriented activity that challenges them mentally and physically. The program also uses baseball to emphasize academics and community responsibility.
And now, the Head & Shoulders“Season of the Whiff” is back for 2015 with more opportunities to help secure funds for this great cause.
Like last year, the seven MLB teams with the most #Whiff tweets each month will win donations for their local RBI leagues.
Here’s how Brewers fans can help: When a Brewers pitcher strikes out an opposing batter, make sure to jump on Twitter and tweet: #WHIFF and include our handle, @Brewers.
Simple as this:
Retweets also count, so follow @Brewers and be sure to retweet our #Whiff tweets! Up to 27 #Whiff + @Brewers tweets per user per day will count to our totals.
That’s all you have to do! Each month, if we’re in the top 7 teams, we can win anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000 for our local RBI program.
So… I don’t know about you, but I’m never one to back down from a challenge. See a whiff, tweet a #Whiff @Brewers and let’s win some money for a great cause!