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Pink Tie Guy Event Benefits Breast Cancer Research and Prevention

Last night, I was fortunate to be able to attend the “Pink Tie Guy” fundraiser at Blu atop the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.

Led by President-Baseball Operations and GM Doug Melvin and his wife, Ellen, Pink Tie Guy is an event benefiting After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD). Breast cancer research and prevention is a cause near and dear to the Melvins’ hearts, as Ellen lost her mother, Elsie Schultz, to the disease in 1991.

Ginny Finn, Executive Director of ABCD, was on hand to speak about the importance of the cause and how grateful the organization is for support from events such as this.

A pink tie is not just a fashion statement – it’s a commitment to the fight against breast cancer. At the event, the “Pink Tie Guys,” an elite group of individuals who stepped up to the plate to contribute to the fight, were presented with custom pink bow ties from Randa Neckwear.

Attendees from the Brewers included Manager Craig Counsell, Jerry Narron, Ed Sedar, Mike Guerrero, Rick Kranitz, Lee Tunnell, Jimmy Nelson, and Jonathan Lucroy; broadcasters Bill Schroeder and Bob Uecker; and other front office executives.

In addition, this year, Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig was named the 2015 Honorary Pink Tie Guy. Past Honorary Pink Tie Guys include Hank Aaron and Robin Yount.

Here are a few photos from the event:

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Thank you to everyone who came out last night to support this very important cause.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

 

Brewers Wives Mystery Bag Event Tomorrow

Tomorrow, as the Brewers take on the Phillies at 6:10pm, fans will have the opportunity to donate $40 in exchange for a mystery bag, which will contain an autographed baseball signed by a Brewers player on the active roster or Brewers Manager Craig Counsell.

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Brewers Wives will be stationed at tables on the Field Level concourse near Guest Relations and in the Hot Corner, selling the mystery bags until they are sold out. All proceeds will go to Brewers Community Foundation.

Teddy Higuera Inducted Into Miller Park’s “Walk of Fame”

Today we honored former pitcher Teddy Higuera with induction into the Miller Park Walk of Fame. Teddy took part in a press conference and an on-field ceremony before today’s game. The ceremony was emceed by Bill Schroeder and afterwards, Higuera threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

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Higuera received 25 of 32 votes (78.1%), exceeding the threshold of 65% needed for election.  In February, the Brewers announced the results of the Walk of Fame balloting as voted on by members of the media throughout Wisconsin as well as Brewers executives.

A lifetime Brewer, Higuera played nine seasons with the team.  He debuted with the Brewers in 1985 and went 15-8 with a 3.90 ERA and 127 strikeouts, while finishing as the American League runner-up for Rookie of the Year. The following season, Higuera posted a 20-win season, going 20-11 with a 2.79 ERA, including 207 strikeouts and 15 complete games.  He earned All-Star honors and finished second on the Cy Young Award ballot that season.  Higuera followed his success by setting the franchise record for strikeouts in a season with 240 in 1987 (since surpassed by Ben Sheets’ 264 strikeouts in 2004), as he went 18-10 with a 3.85 ERA in a career-high 35 starts.  Overall, he went 94-64 with 3.61 ERA in 213 career games (205 starts).  He currently ranks third among franchise leaders in career wins and strikeouts (1,081).

Past inductees include Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount in 2001; Commissioner Emeritus Allan H. (Bud) Selig and Cecil Cooper in 2002; Bob Uecker and Harry Dalton in 2003; Jim Gantner and Gorman Thomas in 2004; Don Money and Harvey Kuenn in 2005; Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn and John Quinn in 2007 (the first year that former Braves players appeared on the ballot); Lew Burdette in 2010 and Johnny Logan in 2013.

Each inductee is honored with a granite plaque that is placed into the terrace area walkway that surrounds Miller Park.  The Higuera plaque is located on the outdoor plaza terrace along the left field side of the ballpark.

 

New #HanksHangout Promotion from the Brewers Team Store

If you haven’t visited the new Hank’s Hangout Kiosk behind Section 110 yet this season, you now have all the more reason to!

In addition to a vast array of Hank the Ballpark Pup merchandise, the Brewers Team Store is pleased to announce a new photo opportunity with a Hank cutout.

Plus, when you take your picture with the Hank cutout and tweet your photo to @Brewers using #HanksHangout, three lucky fans per game will randomly be chosen to win this Hank the Ballpark Pup framed piece.

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Winners will be selected randomly after the conclusion of the 4th inning and will be notified via Twitter. Fans selected to receive a free framed piece must pick up their giveaway at the Hank’s Hangout Kiosk.

And if you don’t win tonight? No sweat–  the giveaways will occur for each of the remaining home games on the 2015 Brewers schedule, so you’ll get another shot! Click here for official rules.

Back-to-School Gift-With-Purchase Promotion This Homestand at the Brewers Team Store

It’s hard to believe that we’re already talking about “Back to School,” but I double-checked the calendar and yep, it’s mid-August!

And this homestand, when you spend $150 or more in the Brewers Team Stores at Miller Park, you’ll receive this free Milwaukee Brewers Lunch Tote from Picnic Time.

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So, stock up for the new school year on Brewers apparel, accessories and school supplies this week at Miller Park!

This Back-to-School gift-with-purchase promotion from run from today (Friday, August 14) through Wednesday, August 19, or while supplies last. See store for details.

12th Annual “Evening With Hank Aaron” Set for August 20 at Miller Park

The 12th Annual “Evening With Hank Aaron,” presented by the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, will be held on Thursday, August 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the SKYY Lounge on the PNC Club Level at Miller Park. This year’s special guest is Joe Torre, chief baseball officer with Major League Baseball.

The event raises funds for the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation. The foundation was created by Hank and his wife, Billye, to help children with limited opportunities and financial barriers develop their special talents and pursue their dreams. All proceeds from the evening benefit the fund and are administered locally to help children in the Milwaukee area.

The “Evening With Hank Aaron” will include a cocktail hour, silent auction and a sit-down dinner program featuring Hank Aaron and Joe Torre. The program is limited to 200 guests. For more information or to register, please contact Joan Enters at joan.enters@brewers.com.

Autograph Signing at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic next Tuesday

Brewers pitcher Taylor Jungmann will sign autographs at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic next Tuesday (August 18) from 12:30-1:30 p.m.  CT.

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Signing courtesy of Majestic Athletic. One autograph per person. Fans may begin lining up outside of the store at 6am on August 18. First come, first served. Sorry, no photographs.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Join the Wisconsin Lottery, Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsin Humane Society for Top Dog Ticket Launch on August 21

On Friday, August 21, the Wisconsin Lottery will unveil the five new Top Dog instant scratch tickets at a special event at the Wisconsin Humane Society.

“Hank, The Ballpark Pup” will be on hand to serve as the host ambassador dog of the day and the first 200 adults to the event will receive a free Top Dog scratch ticket and a Hank bobblehead.

This ticket launch event will also serve as a donation and adoption drive for the Wisconsin Humane Society.  Fans who bring in one of the donation items listed below will have the chance to win an individual game Club Level suite rental at Miller Park, autographed Brewers merchandise, and get a photo taken with Hank, The Ballpark Pup:

  • Soft dog treats
  • Dog toys
  • Canned cat food
  • Cat toys
  • Cat litter
  • Monetary donations

The event will take place on Friday, August 21 from 10am-noon. Adoption Avenue will open at noon.

 

Earlier this year, the Lottery received 2,375 submissions in the Top Dog contest and those with the most votes were chosen as the winners.  The pet owners received a $100 VISA gift card, a framed sample Lottery ticket featuring their pooch, and $20 worth of Top Dog instant scratch tickets.

Teddy Higuera to be Inducted Into Miller Park “Walk of Fame” Friday

The Milwaukee Brewers will honor former pitcher Teddy Higuera with induction into the Miller Park Walk of Fame on Friday.  An on-field ceremony, emceed by Bill Schroeder, is scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. prior to the game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Afterwards, Higuera will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Higuera received 25 of 32 votes (78.1%), exceeding the threshold of 65% needed for election.  In February, the Brewers announced the results of the Walk of Fame balloting as voted on by members of the media throughout Wisconsin as well as Brewers executives.

A lifetime Brewer, Higuera played nine seasons with the team.  He debuted with the Brewers in 1985 and went 15-8 with a 3.90 ERA and 127 strikeouts, while finishing as the American League runner-up for Rookie of the Year. The following season, Higuera posted a 20-win season, going 20-11 with a 2.79 ERA, including 207 strikeouts and 15 complete games.  He earned All-Star honors and finished second on the Cy Young Award ballot that season.  Higuera followed his success by setting the franchise record for strikeouts in a season with 240 in 1987 (since surpassed by Ben Sheets’ 264 strikeouts in 2004), as he went 18-10 with a 3.85 ERA in a career-high 35 starts.  Overall, he went 94-64 with 3.61 ERA in 213 career games (205 starts).  He currently ranks third among franchise leaders in career wins and strikeouts (1,081).

Past inductees include Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount in 2001; Commissioner Emeritus Allan H. (Bud) Selig and Cecil Cooper in 2002; Bob Uecker and Harry Dalton in 2003; Jim Gantner and Gorman Thomas in 2004; Don Money and Harvey Kuenn in 2005; Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn and John Quinn in 2007 (the first year that former Braves players appeared on the ballot); Lew Burdette in 2010 and Johnny Logan in 2013.

Each inductee is honored with a granite plaque that is placed into the terrace area walkway that surrounds Miller Park.  The Higuera plaque, which will be located on the outdoor plaza terrace along the left field side of the ballpark, will be available for photo opportunities as well.

 

Fielder Named Top Dog in Dawg Days of Summer Promotion

The results of the Brewers Team Store by Majestic’s Dawg Days of Summer promotion are in and Fielder was named top dog in this year’s contest.

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Fielder was named Top Dog in this year’s contest.

He and his owner, Tanya Russell, made an appearance on the field prior to Sunday’s game at Miller Park.

Entrants submitted photos of their dogs dressed in Brewers gear to the Team Store; after much deliberation, the top five dogs were selected by a panel of judges. Those photos were then shown on the scoreboard for a final vote by the fans, where Fielder was declared the grand prize winner.

Fielder and Tanya received a $250 shopping spree at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic and a deluxe puppy prize pack filled with Brewers gear!

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The four runner-up canines below will each receive a $100 shopping spree and a special puppy prize pack.

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Congrats to all who participated–the competition was ruff! We look forward to next year!

-Cait

@CMoyer

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