Tonight, prior to the Brewers vs. Pirates game, Jonathan Lucroy was recognized on the field as one of 15 finalists across Major League Baseball for the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, an award named after the Hall of Fame pitcher who was the first Major League Baseball player to enlist in the United States Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Jonathan is recognized for his efforts in support of our servicemen and women. He’s been a consistent supporter of military initiatives, primarily Fisher House Wisconsin, a facility for military veterans and their families receiving treatment at the Milwaukee VA hospital. Jonathan invites wounded heroes to games each month and meets with them prior to first pitch. He also regularly visits veterans’ hospitals in Milwaukee, his hometown in Louisiana, and when the team is on the road.
During the offseason, Jonathan joined the Honor flight, traveling to Washington, D.C. with 41 World War II and 47 Korean War Veterans, and for each of the past three years, he has contributed $5,000 scholarships to military families.
On the field to thank Jonathan for his commitment tonight were Chief Pretty Officers Michael Murray, Steve Lukasiewicz, and Pete Pennock. Our thanks to Jonathan and all who support the actions, values and dedication of our servicemen and women.
To learn more about the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, please visit actofvaloraward.org.
Today we, along with the Milwaukee Public Library, were proud to honor the Super Summer Readers in a special pregame ceremony before the Brewers vs. Reds finale.
These youngsters visited their Milwaukee Public Library, read during the summer, and reached the highest level of the Super Reader Program: Alchella Townes, Atkinson Library; Analise Block, Bay View Library; Amaiaca Wright, Capitol Library; Vanesha Conn, Center Street Library; Vechai Chang, Central Library; Samael Meier, East Library; Andrew Calderon, Forest Home Library; Chaylin Williams, Martin Luther King Library; Cole Fulford, Mill Road Library; Serena Cardenas, Tippecanoe Library; Jazmyn Riley, Villard Avenue Library; Cam’ron Gray, Washington Park Library; and Jose Martinez Zablocki Library.
These lucky Super Readers were selected from the near 20,000 children that made reading a part of their summer vacation.
The Milwaukee Public Library thanks Brewers Community Foundation and Milwaukee Brewers Manager Craig Counsell, along with his wife, Michelle, for their generous support of the Super Reader Program.
Remember parents–the best back-to-school supply is a library card–and it’s free. Visit the Milwaukee Public Library where they help people read, learn and connect.
Congratulations, Super Readers! Keep it up!
Starting today, the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park is offering FREE customization with the purchase of a gold Brewers jersey.
This offer is valid for any gold Brewers jersey at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic in the Hot Corner at Miller Park anytime and in Bernie’s Chalet in the Hot Corner during games. The customization must be done at the time of the jersey purchase and is available while supplies last and on in-stock items only.
Tonight is Law Enforcement Night at Miller Park as we recognize the sacrifice of officers who have fallen in the line of duty and celebrate the commitment of all past and present law enforcement personnel to keeping us safe. Before the game, honored three officers, colors were presented by several law enforcement agencies throughout the state, and the national anthem was sung by Menomonee Falls Chief of Police Anna Ruzinski.
Those honored in pregame ceremonies were:
- New London police officer Brody Erickson who went undercover to determine the extent of drug and bullying problems at New London High school. He attended classes, did his homework, and interacted with students. Officer Erickson’s work led to the conviction of two drug dealers and made students at New London High School safer.
- Lake Delton police officer Lucas Killick who responded to a 911 Call that a man had collapsed. Upon arrival, Officer Killick determined that the man was not breathing, took immediate life-saving measures, and the man survived. Officer Killick is also very involved in numerous community projects, including the Cops for Kids program.
- Cudahy police officer Joe Paczocha, who recently retired after serving the citizens of Cudahy for more than 30 years. During his prominent career, Officer Paczocha began a police explorer’s program for young people, a D.A.R.E. Program for Cudahy schools, and received numerous citations for outstanding service.
Trenton Casper, cousin of Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper also threw out a ceremonial first pitch in Trevor’s honor. State Trooper Casper died in the line of duty this year and his parents, Deborah and Kevin, along with his sisters, Lauren and Olivia, are here tonight.
We sold a special ticket package for tonight’s game where $5 donation from each ticket sold goes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. to honor fallen Law Enforcement Officials and the first 1,000 to purchase the special Law Enforcement Night ticket package received a free Challenge Coin, courtesy of Brewers Community Foundation and law enforcement ambassadors Glen Jones and Nate Catura.
In advance of Fan Appreciation Weekend at Miller Park from September 18-20, the Milwaukee Brewers and Pick ’n Save are teaming up to host three events at Milwaukee area Pick ’n Save locations where fans can win tickets to the September 19 game vs. Cincinnati and other prizes, including Pick ’n Save gift cards.
The first of three events will take place tomorrow at the Pick ’n Save location at 1717 N. Mayfair Road from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Event dates and locations include the following:
Thursday, August 27
1717 N. Mayfair Road
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, September 9
8770 S. Howell Avenue
3 – 5 p.m.
Monday, September 14
12735 W. Capitol Drive
3 – 5 p.m.
Brewers official mascots will make appearances at each event. In addition, a 2015 Chevy Trax with a special Brewers wrap will be on display at each of the three Pick ’n Save locations. The car will be randomly given away to a lucky fan as the grand prize during Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet on Saturday, September 19.
Fans will enjoy a variety of giveaways and prizes throughout Fan Appreciation Weekend. In addition, all fans in attendance at Miller Park that weekend will receive a 2016 Brewers magnetic schedule.
On Friday, September 18, all fans will receive a scratch-off card containing prizes such as free 2016 tickets, $10 food and beverage vouchers, autographed baseballs, game-used jerseys, a $250 Brewers Team Store by Majestic shopping spree and tickets to a Club Level Suite to a 2016 game. Every fan is guaranteed to win a prize.
All fans in attendance on Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet will receive a 2015 Brewers team photo. Additionally, all fans will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win fabulous prizes, including autographed memorabilia, gift certificates to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park and many additional prizes from team corporate sponsors (prizes subject to change).
Lastly, on Sunday, September 20, all fans in attendance of the 1:10 p.m. game will receive a Scooter Gennett Gnome, courtesy of WaterStone Bank.
Tickets for Fan Appreciation Weekend are available at the Miller Park ticket office, online at Brewers.com or by calling (414) 902-4000.
This weekend is Brewers Community Foundation Drive for Charity and we’ll be collecting school supplies during the Brewers series against the Reds.
Fans attending the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are invited to bring new school supplies with them to Miller Park. In return, they will receive a special Brewers player pin. This weekend’s pin is of Kyle Lohse.
Fans should drop off their items from the time the gates open through the second inning of each of the games this weekend.
Fans wishing instead to make a donation of $5 can also receive the pin.
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 –“Xxplosive” by Dr. Dre
Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac
Gennett – “Magic” by Future ft. T.I.
Herrera – “Las Auispas” and “ Soldado” by Juan Luis Guerra
Jungmann- “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry
Lind – “I Could Be The One” by Avicii vs. Nicky Romero
“Miami 2 Ibiza” by Swedish House Mafia & Tinie Tempah
Lohse – “Next Episode” by Dr. Dre
Lucroy – “Darkest Part” by Red
Maldonado – “Warriors” by Cosculluela
“Callejero” by Don Omar
Nelson – “10 Bands” by Drake
Peralta – “Ponteme Melia” by Chimbala
Perez –“Que Suenen los Tambores” by Victor Manuelle
Peterson – “A New Day” from the WWE group, A New Day
Rogers –“Hip Hop Hooray” by Naughty by Nature
Schafer – “Da Cali Anthem” by Rusko
Segura – “Que se Mueran de Envidia” by Daddy Yankee ft Paramba
2015 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC
Garza – “All Eyez on Me” by Tupac
Jeffress – “Flex” by Rich Homie
Jungmann- “Cant Tell me Nothin” by Kayne West
Knebel – “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits
Lohse – “R.I.C.O” by Meek Mill
Nelson – “Wings of Icarus” by Celldweller
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?
Adam Lind has been named the July “We Energies High-Energy Player of the Month”, receiving 37.9 percent of the fan vote. Jean Segura came in second with 28.1 percent, while Taylor Jungmann and Jimmy Nelson finished third and fourth respectively, with 21.9 percent and 12.1 percent.
This is the third time Adam Lind has been named the We Energies High-Energy Player of the Month, as he also won for April and June. Ryan Braun was named the High-Energy Player of the Month for May.
Each month, Brewers fans have the opportunity to vote for the Brewers player they feel was deserving of the We Energies High-Energy Player of the Month during the previous month of play. Fans can visit www.brewers.com/WeEnergies and choose between four finalists. Finalists are selected based on player stats, high-energy plays on the field and overall contribution to the team during the previous month. Votes from each Player of the Month voting period will be carried over to the final “We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year” vote to be held from Sept. 9 – 17.
Through the online voting campaign presented by We Energies, fans then have the chance to enter to win a number of great prizes, including Brewers game tickets or the Grand Slam Prize Pack. One lucky fan will be randomly selected to receive Field Diamond Box tickets for six guests and will participate in a pre-game ceremony on the field when the Brewers take on the Chicago Cubs on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. The winner will also receive an autographed jersey signed by the High-Energy Player of the Year, the opportunity to throw out a ceremonial first pitch and the use of a Club Level suite for a 2016 Brewers home game.
Voting for August player of the month will be open for a very limited time from Sept. 1 – 7.
Jonathan Lucroy won the We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year in 2014. Other past winners include Carlos Gomez (2013), Ryan Braun (2008 and 2012) Nyjer Morgan (2011), Rickie Weeks (2010), Craig Counsell (2009), Prince Fielder (2007) and Bill Hall (2006). For more information, please visit brewers.com/WeEnergies.
The 12th Annual “Evening With Hank Aaron,” presented by the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, was held last night in the SKYY Lounge on the PNC Club Level at Miller Park. This year’s special guest was Joe Torre, chief baseball officer with Major League Baseball.
The “Evening With Hank Aaron” included a cocktail hour, silent auction and a sit-down dinner program featuring Hank Aaron and Joe Torre.
Here are a few photos from the event:
The event raised 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.