Archive for the ‘ 2013 Giveaways & Promotions ’ Category

All-Star Campaigns Heat Up as Polls Come to a Close

With just over 24 hours left in the 2014 All-Star voting period and many tight races throughout the league, many teams and fans are ramping up for the final push.

Recently some folks in the office came across this video, created by Cardinals fans, positioned as a rebuttal to the Jonathan Lucroy “political ad”  released last month and I had to share it with you here:

I’ve got to hand it to them. It’s quite clever and well done…but I also hope it re-“energizes and motivates” Brewers fans in the final hours of the race to help #LockInLuc and all of your other favorite Brewers for this year’s team.

And, in all seriousness, it’s truly been great to see  fans and teams really get into the races this year, taking such great pride in their teams, players and hometowns–all in good fun, of course.

So, if you haven’t already, go out there and do your part! Fans can vote for the Major League All-Stars online at Brewers.com through Thursday, July 3 at 10:59pm CT.

And, as a heads up for you loyal blog readers, you’ll want to be sure and follow @Brewers closely on Twitter tomorrow…we’ll be ramping up the final hours of the vote with #ThrowbackThursday photos and giveaways galore!

Then, on Sunday, tune in to the “Taco Bell™All-Star Selection Show” on ESPN at 6 p.m. CT, where the  2014 American League and National League All-Star teams will be unveiled. Immediately following the announcement of the AL and NL All-Star rosters, fans will begin voting to select the final player for each League’s 34-man roster via the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Experian.  Fans will cast their votes from a list of five players from each League over the balloting period.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Hank Aaron’s Historic Home Run

On April 8, 1974, 40 years ago today,  as a member of the Atlanta Braves, Henry “Hammerin’ Hank” Aaron, considered by many to be the greatest baseball player ever, hit his historic 715th home run off of Dodgers veteran Al Downing at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, a home run that broke Babe Ruth’s all-time record.

Here’s a great look back from Lyle Spencer. 

Aaron retired as all-time Home Run King with 755 career round-trippers, the last of which he hit on  July 20, 1976, while playing for the Milwaukee Brewers at County Stadium. For over 30 years, that home run has represented one of the most historic moments in Milwaukee Brewers history and all of Major League Baseball and there is a plaque situated in Brewers Lot 1, a preferred parking area located east of Helfaer Field, marking the landing spot of that final moon shot.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

- Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

RECAP: #BREWERS14in14 All-Fan Giveaways Reveal

Did you follow along with our #Brewers14in14 All-Fan Giveaways Reveal this week?

MB-14 All Fan Reveal-Main

In case you missed it, in 2014, we have slated 14 All-Fan Giveaway dates throughout the season.

There are eight Sundays when every fan in attendance will receive a bobblehead featuring different Brewers personnel. The bobbles feature current players, alumni, mascots, etc.—and we revealed them here and across all of our social media platform over the past past week.

In addition to our ever-popular bobblehead games, we’ve also unveiled a new promotion for 2014: T-Shirt Fridays–six Fridays when every fan in attendance will receive a Brewers t-shirt with various designs.

In case you missed it, the 2014 bobblehead lineup is as follows:

Sunday, April 27: Carlos Gomez Gold Glove Bobblehead

Sunday, May 11: Kyle Lohse Bobblehead

Sunday, June 15: Vintage Brewer Bobblehead

Sunday, June 29: Norichika Aoki Bobblehead (in a Japanese Brewers uniform)

Sunday, July 27: Fan Vote Bobblehead

Sunday, August 10: Chorizo Bobble

Sunday, August 24: Jean Segura Bobblehead

Sunday, September 14: Robin Yount Bobblehead (in a 1974 Brewers uniform)

The T-Shirt Friday dates are as follows:

Friday, June 13: T-Shirt #1:

MB-14 All Fan Reveal-Tshirt-1

Friday, June 27: T-Shirt #2

MB-14 All Fan Reveal-Tshirt-2

Friday, July 11: T-Shirt #3

MB-14 All Fan Reveal-Tshirt-3

Friday, July 25: T-Shirt #4

MB-14 All Fan Reveal-Tshirt-4

Friday, August 8: T-Shirt #5

MB-14 All Fan Reveal-Tshirt-5

Friday, August 22: T-Shirt #6

MB-14 All Fan Reveal-Tshirt-6

While individual tickets won’t go on sale until early next year, you can still lock in your favorite giveaways with Season Ticket Packages!

Enjoy your weekend!

-John & Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

This Sunday is Hank Aaron Bobblehead Day presented by U.S. Cellular

In 1963, as a member of the Milwaukee Braves, Hank became the first MLB player to hit over 40 home runs and steal 30 bases in a single season. He finished that year with 44 home runs and 31 stolen bases.

Earlier this season, we celebrated Ryan Braun’s 40-30 season with a bobblehead and this Sunday, we’ll be featuring Hank in a Milwaukee Braves uniform for his own special 40-30 bobblehead and you’ll want to be in attendance when the Crew takes on the New York Mets to score yours.

You’ll notice that the back of the jersey on the bobblehead reads “H. Aaron.” That’s because Hank’s younger brother, the late Tommie Aaron, a first baseman and left fielder, also played for the Milwaukee Braves at the time (1962-1963; 1965). [In addition, Tommie played with Hank for the Atlanta Braves (1968-1971). Fun Fact: Tommie hit a total of just 13 Major League home runs during his career, but when combined with Hank's 755, Tommie and Hank still hold the Major League record for the most career home runs between two brothers.]

For those keeping score at home, this will be the third Hank Aaron bobblehead that we’ve given away at Miller Park. The first was in 2002 and then in 2010, we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Brewers Baseball with bobbleheads from various decades and Hank was our honoree from the 1970s. Don’t miss out on the chance to add this one to your collection!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

- Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

RECAP: 2013 #GUESSBREW Bobblehead Reveal

Did you follow along with our #GUESSBREW Bobblehead Reveal?

In case you missed it, in 2013, we have slated 10 All-Fan Giveaway dates on Sundays throughout the season where every fan in attendance will receive a bobblehead featuring different Brewers personnel. The bobbles feature current players, alumni, mascots, etc.—and we revealed them here and across all of our social media platform over the past two weeks.

In case you missed it, the 2013 bobblehead lineup is as follows:

Sunday, April 7: Norichika Aoki

Sunday, April 21: George Scott

Sunday, May 5: Corey Hart

Sunday, May 26: Ryan Braun

Sunday, June 9: Carlos Gomez

Sunday, June 23: Klement’s Famous Racing Sausage Polish

Sunday, July 7: Hank Aaron

Sunday, August 4: Harvey Kuenn

Sunday, September 1: Gorman Thomas

Sunday, September 15: Ben Oglivie

While individual tickets won’t go on sale until February, you can still lock in your favorite bobbles with Season Ticket Packages (the 20-Game Sunday Plus Plan includes ‘em all!), or you can gift them–many of our Brewers Holiday 4-Packs include at least one bobblehead date!

Enjoy your weekend!

-John & Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Sunday, September 15: Ben Oglivie Bobblehead Day sponosored by Waukesha Metal Products

And last, but certainly not least….. our tenth and final bobblehead of the 2013 season will be a Ben Oglivie bobblehead on Sunday, September 15 as the Crew takes on the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park.

Ben Oglivie was a Brewers outfielder from 1978-1986. Like Gorman Thomas (who was also announced as a 2013 bobblehead yesterday), Ben was a member of the 1982 AL Championship team under Manager Harvey Kuenn (another 2013 bobblemate!) and one of Harvey’s Wallbangers.

This is the first full-size Brewers bobblehead of the three-time Brewers All-Star (1980, 1981 & 1982) that we’ve given out at Miller Park.

Individual tickets go on sale in February, but you can secure yours early! The Ben Oglivie bobblehead is included in the following ticket packages:

20-Game Sunday Plus Plan  

4-Pack Double Bobble Plan [Holiday 4-Packs go on sale on Tuesday, November 13! Call (414) 902-HITS (4487) for details!]

And…that’s a wrap! Stay tuned to the blog for more updates—including photos of the bobbleheads–as we get them!

6/13/13 Update: The Oglivie Bobble design is in! What do you think?

Oglivie Bobblehead

 

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Sunday, September 1: Gorman Thomas Bobblehead Day Presented by the Wisconsin National Guard

Yesterday, we announced Harvey Kuenn as one of the 2013 bobbleheads and today, we’re pleased to announce our ninth bobblehead of 2013, one of Harvey’s Wallbangers…. GORMAN THOMAS!

Yes, you’ll want to make sure to get your tickets to the Sunday, September 1, Brewers vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as all fans in attendance will receive a bobblehead of “Stormin’ Gorman” himself.

Gorman was the first player selected by the Seattle Pilots in the June 1969 draft and as such, he’ll be featured in a Seattle Pilots uniform.

During his career, the former outfielder played with Milwaukee Brewers (1973–76, 1978–83, 1986), Cleveland Indians (1983) and Seattle Mariners (1984–86).

From 1978-1983, Gorman hit more home runs than any other player in the American League.

This is the second full-size Gorman Thomas Bobblehead given away at Miller Park (the first was in 2004).

Individual tickets will go on sale in February, but you can secure your tickets early as the Gorman Thomas bobblehead is included in the following ticket packages:

20-Game Sunday Plus Plan

4-Pack Interleague Plus Plan [Holiday 4-Packs go on sale on Tuesday, November 13!  Call (414) 902-HITS (4487) for details!]

6/13/13 Update: The Gorman Thomas Bobblehead Design is in! What do you think?

Thomas Bobblehead

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Sunday, August 4: Harvey Kuenn Bobblehead Day presented by Kapco Metal Stamping

On Sunday, August 4, the Brewers take on the Washington Nationals at Miller Park and all fans in attendance will receive a bobblehead of former Brewers manager and Wisconsin native, Harvey Kuenn courtesy of Kapco Metal Stamping.

Kuenn became a Milwaukee Brewers coach in 1972, served as an interim manager in 1975 and, in 1982, was named AL Manager of the Year after managing the team to the World Series.

During his tenure, the hard-hitting Brewers team, filled with legends like Cecil Cooper, Ben Oglivie, Ted Simmons, Gorman Thomas, and future Hall-of-Famers Paul Molitor and Robin Yount, were known as Harvey’s Wallbangers.

Individual tickets are on sale now and the Harvey Kuenn bobblehead is included in the following ticket packages:

20-Game Sunday Plus Plan

10-Pack Rivals Plus Plan 

3/27/13 Update: This just in!  A photo of the Kuenn Bobblehead! What do you think?

Kuenn Bobble-powder blue-silo

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Sunday, July 7: Hank Aaron Bobblehead Day presented by U.S. Cellular

Last week, we announced that one of our 2013 bobbleheads is a Ryan Braun 40-30 bobble and this week, we’re following up on that with a bobblehead of the only other 40-30 player in our history—Hank Aaron.

In 1963, as a member of the Milwaukee Braves, Hank became the first MLB player to hit over 40 home runs and steal 30 bases in a single season. He finished that year with 44 home runs and 31 stolen bases.

We’ll be featuring Hank in a Milwaukee Braves uniform for this special 40-30 bobblehead and you’ll want to be in attendance on Sunday, July 7 when the Crew takes on the New York Mets to score yours.

For those keeping score at home, this will be the third Hank Aaron bobblehead that we’ve given away at Miller Park. The first was in 2002 and then in 2010, we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Brewers Baseball with bobbleheads from various decades and Hank was our honoree from the 1970s. Don’t miss out on the chance to add this one to your collection!

 The Hank Aaron bobblehead is also included in the following ticket packages:

20-Game Sunday Plus Plan

10-Pack Premier Plan  

3/22/13 Update: This just in!  A photo of the Hank Aaron bobblehead! What do you think?Aaron Bobblehead-Silo

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Sunday, June 23: Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages Polish Sausage Bobble

On Sunday, June 23, we’ll host Polish Heritage Day at Miller Park for the game vs. the Atlanta Braves and all fans in attendance will receive a Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages Polish Sausage Bobble.

The Polish Sausage will be featured wearing a “Piwowarzy” jersey, which is the Polish translation for Brewers.

Individual tickets are on sale now!  Plus, the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages Polish Sausage Bobble game is included in the 20-Game Sunday Plus Plan!

3/18/13 Update: This just in! A photo of the Polish Sausage Bobble–What do you think?

Polish Bobblehead-Silo

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 415 other followers

%d bloggers like this: