The Brewers return home tonight to take on the Atlanta Braves at 6:20 p.m. as Orlando Arcia, the team’s top rated prospect, makes his first appearance at Miller Park. This is the first game of a weeklong homestand, which concludes against the Cincinnati Reds. Highlights include the sixth Free-Shirt Friday, a Brewers Snapback Cap Giveaway, Cerveceros Day and the Craig Counsell Player/Manager Bobblehead Giveaway.
Monday, August 8 vs. Atlanta Braves – 6:20 p.m.
Miller High Life Mondays – Terrace Reserved tickets are just $6 for all Monday home games with a 6:20 p.m. start time, courtesy of Miller High Life.
Brewers Wives Online Basket Auction – Brewers Wives are excited to announce an online auction that will feature baskets filled with members of the Milwaukee Brewers favorite items. The baskets will be available for purchase in an online-only auction from Monday, August 8 through Sunday, August 14. The baskets are created by Brewers players and coaches’ wives and each basket contains at least one item autographed by their husband.
Tuesday, August 9 vs. Atlanta Braves – 7:10 p.m.
Season Seat Holder Appreciation Day – Season Seat Holders receive 25% off food, beverage and merchandise during select games by simply presenting their Season Seat Holder ID Card. Season Seat Holders also enjoy the opportunity to enter Miller Park 30 minutes prior to the general public to watch the Brewers take batting practice. For more information, visit brewers.com/sshappreciation.
Fair Days Double Play – Nothing says summer like Brewers Baseball and the State Fair. For just $15, fans will receive a Terrace Reserved ticket and one general admission ticket to the Wisconsin State Fair presented by U.S. Cellular®, August 4-14. For an additional $10 per package, fans can upgrade seats to Loge Outfield Box. The ticket package is not available for purchase on the day of the game.
Wednesday, August 10 vs. Atlanta Braves – 7:10 p.m.
Brew Crew & the Zoo – For just $20, fans can get a Terrace Reserved ticket to the game, one adult general admission ticket to the Milwaukee County Zoo and a free lunch cooler. For an additional $10 per package, fans can upgrade their seats to Loge Outfield Box. The ticket package is not available for purchase on the day of the game.
Pitch to Catch Scholarship Presentation – Since 1975, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Councils have provided scholarships to Hispanic students in the Milwaukee community. This year, Martin Maldonado and Wily Peralta partnered with LULAC 333 to create the Pitch to Catch Scholarship, providing 17 scholarships to Hispanic students who are interested in attending college in Wisconsin. The recipients will be recognized on the field prior to the game.
Fair Days Double Play – See above
Thursday, August 11 vs. Atlanta Braves – 1:10 p.m.
Brew Crew & the Zoo – See above
Fair Days Double Play – See above
Kids & Senior Citizens Discount Days – Returning in 2016 for most weekday afternoon home games, kids 14 and under and seniors 60+ save 50% on tickets. Excludes Labor Day, All-Inclusive Areas and Uecker Seats.
Brewers Coupon Book Giveaway – The first 25,000 fans 18 and older will receive a Brewers Coupon Book with a variety of special offers and Brewers ticket savings.
Friday, August 12 vs. Cincinnati Reds – 7:10 p.m.
Free-Shirt Friday – All fans in attendance will receive a Brewers T-shirt, courtesy of Wisconsin Harley-Davidson. Choice of Adult M and Adult XL only.
KaBoom Playground Build – More than 200 volunteers from the Milwaukee Brewers, Meta House and organizers from KaBOOMand the community will join forces on Friday, August 12, to build a new playground at Meta House Transitional Housing. The design is based on children’s drawings created at a special design event in June. The playground is funded by Brewers Community Foundation and Brewers Wives.
PLAY Campaign – On Friday, the Brewers training staff will host the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) and Major League Baseball’s PLAY Campaign. The program will feature kids from the Menomonee Falls Little League who have a goal to combat childhood obesity and promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
Miller Lite Beerpen – Every Friday home game, fans 21 and older can be a part of the Miller Lite Beerpen in the right-field Loge Bleachers. Fans can buy a Loge Bleacher ticket at the regular price and receive a free Miller Lite Brewers hat. For information, visit brewers.com/beerpen.
Student Night – Every Friday home game, high school and college students can purchase $10 Terrace Reserved tickets and $15 Loge Bleachers tickets. They also can enjoy a happy hour at certain concession stands from the time gates open through the end of the first inning. Happy hour pricing includes hot dogs, nachos, 12oz sodas and 12oz beers for $3 each. For more information, visit brewers.com/students. Excludes the Miller Lite Beerpen.
Saturday, August 13 vs. Cincinnati Reds – 6:10 p.m.
Season Seat Holder Appreciation Day – See above
Autograph Saturday for Kids presented by U.S. Bank – Prior to the game, kids 14 and under can receive autographs from select Brewers players and coaches. Autograph sessions will begin shortly after gates open and last for approximately 20 minutes. For each Autograph Saturday game, one child will be selected to win a VIP package compliments of U.S. Bank®. The VIP package includes four Loge Level tickets to that night’s game, on-field batting practice viewing and more. Fans can register at Miller Park Field Level Guest Relations or online at Brewers.com/autographsaturdays.
Brewers Wives Baby Shower Operation – Brewers Wives have partnered with USO Milwaukee and Baird to host an Operation Baby Shower for current & wounded military wives and wives of the fallen at the War Memorial in Milwaukee. The day will be filled with interactive games, presentations from medical experts and lunch donated by Maggiano’s Little Italy.
Brewers Snapback Cap – The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a Brewers Snapback Cap, courtesy of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Cerveceros Day – The Brewers will wear special ‘Cerveceros’ uniforms honoring Hispanic heritage in baseball as they square off against the Cincinnati Reds in the 11th-annual Cerveceros Day at Miller Park. As part of the fun, the Brewers will be offering Chorizo Nachos at the concession stand near Section 120. The platter will feature chorizo sausage, tortilla chips, queso blanco, pico de gallo and jalapenos.
Sunday, August 14 vs. Cincinnati Reds – 1:10 p.m.
Craig Counsell Player/Manager Bobblehead – All fans in attendance will receive a Craig Counsell Player/Manager Bobblehead, courtesy of Klement’s Sausage.
Kids Eat Free Sunday – Every Sunday home game, all kids 14 and under will receive a voucher upon entrance to Miller Park good for a free hot dog, apple slices, a bottle of water and an ice cream treat, courtesy of Pick ‘n Save, Blue Bunny & Heinz.
Prairie Farms Dairy Kids Base Run – Kids 16 and under can run the bases after Sunday home games, courtesy of Prairie Farms Dairy.
Brewers Bowling Event – Join Brewers pitcher, Matt Garza and teammates for the Brewers Bowl-a-thon on Sunday, August 14. Enjoy a silent auction and of course, bowling with Brewers players while raising money for the Meta House, a nationally recognized substance abuse treatment program whose goal is to help women reclaim their lives and reunite with their families.
Brewers Wives Announce Online Basket Auction; Wives to Sell Baskets Filled With Their Husbands’ Favorite Things
Brewers Wives are excited to announce an online auction that will feature baskets filled with members of the Milwaukee Brewers favorite items. The baskets will be available for purchase in an online-only auction from Monday, August 8 through Sunday, August 14. The baskets are created by Brewers players and coaches’ wives and each basket contains at least one item autographed by their husband.
All proceeds will benefit Meta House, which has assisted in women’s substance abuse treatment since 1963. Located in Milwaukee, the residential treatment facility is designed specifically for women. The center provides inpatient, residential treatment, a tiered outpatient program and a transitional living community. Meta House provides a vast array of services and treatment options that help participants address all of the issues they face as women and mothers.
To bid and view the baskets, interested fans should go to www.brewers.com/wives
Brewers Community Foundation is hosting its annual “Team Smile” event at Miller Park today. In partnership with Delta Dental, approximately 300 children from Boys & Girls Club and Journey House will receive full dental care.
Through this program, children receive free oral health education, dental screenings, dental treatment if needed, teeth cleanings and education on how the mouth and body are linked for overall health. In addition, there will be special appearances from the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages and Bernie Brewer.
This is the seventh year that Brewers Community Foundation will partner with “Team Smile” to provide dental care to children in the Milwaukee area.
TeamSmile is a non-profit organization that has created partnerships with professional sports teams, local dentists, dental organizations, dental schools, and area volunteers to help promote the importance of dental care. This event is funded by Brewers Community Foundation and Delta Dental.
The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired outfielder Lewis Brinson, right-handed pitcher Luis Ortiz and a player to be named from the Texas Rangers in exchange for catcher Jonathan Lucroy and right-handed pitcher Jeremy Jeffress. The announcement was made by General Manager David Stearns.
“While it is extremely difficult to part with players the caliber of Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress, we are excited to add more young and talented players to the organization as we continue to build toward future winning seasons in Milwaukee,” said Stearns.
Stearns added, “We would like to thank Jonathan for his seven years of not only All-Star play on the field, but for the leadership and dedication that he and his wife, Sarah, displayed throughout the community. We also would like to thank Jeremy for his contributions to the Brewers, particularly his admirable work as a first-time closer this season.”
Brinson, 22, entered the 2016 season ranked by both Baseball America and MLBPipeline.com as the second-best prospect in the Rangers organization. He is currently ranked 30th and 21st, respectively, in all of baseball by those outlets.
Brinson was selected by Texas in the first round (29th overall) of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. He batted .237 (72-for-304) with 11 HR, 40 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 77 games at Double-A Frisco this season.
Ortiz, 20, entered the 2016 season ranked by Baseball America as the fourth-best prospect in the Rangers organization. He entered this season ranked by MLBPipeline.com as the fifth-best prospect in their organization and currently ranks third. He is currently ranked 74th and 63rd, respectively, in all of baseball by those outlets.
Ortiz was selected by Texas in the first round (30th overall) of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. He went 4-6 with 3.48 ERA in 16 games (14 starts) between Class-A High Desert (7g, 6gs, 3-2, 2.60era) and Double-A Frisco (9g, 8gs, 1-4, 4.08era).
Lucroy, 30, batted .284 with 79 HR and 387 RBI in 805 games during seven seasons with the Brewers (2010-16), including .299 (101-for-338) with 13 HR and 50 RBI in 95 games this season. The two-time All-Star (2014 and 2016) was selected by Milwaukee in the third round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft.
Jeffress, 28, returned to the Brewers in 2014 and has gone 8-3 with a 2.36 ERA and 27 saves (all this season) in 148 relief appearances during that stretch. He was originally selected by Milwaukee in the first round (16th overall) of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.
The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed pitcher Phil Bickford and catcher Andrew Susac from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for left-handed pitcher Will Smith. The announcement was made by General Manager David Stearns.
Bickford, 21, was selected by San Francisco in the first round (18th overall) of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. He entered the 2016 season ranked by Baseball America as the third-best prospect in the Giants organization. He is currently ranked by MLBPipeline.com as the top prospect in their organization (65th overall in baseball), and appeared in this year’s All-Star Futures Game in San Diego.
Bickford this season went a combined 5-6 with a 2.71 ERA in 17 starts between Class-A Augusta (11gs, 3-4, 2.70era) and Class-A San Jose (6gs, 2-2, 2.73era). He has held opponents to a .208 batting average (70-for-336, 5hr) with 105 strikeouts in 93.0 innings pitched. He made his professional debut last season, going 0-1 with a 2.01 ERA in 10 starts with the Rookie Arizona Giants. He produced 32 strikeouts in just 22.1 innings pitched as he held opponents to a .169 batting average (13-for-77, 0hr).
Susac, 26, was batting .273 (57-for-209) with 8 HR and 36 RBI in 58 games at Triple-A Sacramento this season. He has Major League experience with the Giants, batting .240 (53-for-221) with 6 HR and 33 RBI in 87 games from 2014-15. Selected by San Francisco in the second round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, Susac was a member of the 2014 world champion Giants.
Smith, 27, was acquired by Milwaukee from Kansas City on December 5, 2013 in exchange for outfielder Norichika Aoki. He went 9-8 with a 3.28 ERA and 1 save in 181 relief appearances as a Brewer, including 1-3 with a 3.68 ERA in 27 outings this season.
Tonight we are hosting the popular “Brewed for Her” event in the Gehl Club at Miller Park. This year, the event falls on 90s night and the theme is being carried over there as well.
“Brewed for Her” features style tips from fashion experts and top brand merchandise vendors, along with interactive fashion, nails, hair, and temporary tattoo stations. Vendors, fashion experts and beauticians are also hand to offer advice, give demonstrations and offer product information tonight.
Booths were set up before gates opened, starting at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, to give attendees a chance to learn more about specialty Brewers products and gather information. There was a fashion show and Hank, “The Ballpark Pup,”even made an appearance.
The event was limited to 200 participants and sold out quickly. Each ticket included all of the items mentioned above, plus a high-end buffet menu and two complimentary beverages, 20% off a special selection of women’s Brewers apparel and accessories and a special Brewers gift bag.
Enjoy the game, ladies! Be sure to post your photos on Twitter and Instagram using #BrewedForHer! We’ll share our favorites on social media!
We’ve got all sorts of fun things going on at the park today, from cover bands and concession items to scoreboard graphics and merchandise. And, for one night only, many Brewers players have changed their walk-up and entrance music to ’90s songs in keeping with our theme.
Here’s a look at the songs they’ve selected:
BREWERS ’90s NIGHT AT-BAT/WALK-UP MUSIC
Chase Anderson: Shoulda Been a Cowboy by Toby Keith
Ryan Braun: California Love by 2Pac
Keon Broxton: Whoomp! There it is! by Tag Team and Tootsie Roll by 69 Boyz
Chris Carter: Informer by Snow; Here Comes the Hotstepper by Ini Kamoze; I Got 5 On It by Luniz; and Regulate by Warren G (He’s such a fan of ’90s Music, he picked a new song for each AB!)
Jake Elmore: Juicy by Notorious BIG
Ramon Flores: de Sol a Sol by Salserin
Scooter Gennett: Jump by Kris Kross
Jonathan Lucroy: Come Down by Bush
Martin Maldonado: Suavemente by Elvis Crespe
Kirk Nieuwenhuis: In Bloom by Nirvana
Hernan Perez: Es Hora de Bailar by Sandy y Papo
Andy Wilkins: No Diggity by Blackstreet
2016 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC
Michael Blazek: It Was a Good Day by Ice Cube
Blaine Boyer: Enter Sandman by Metallica
Jhan Marinez: Nobody Does It Better by Warren G
Will Smith: Party Starter by Will Smith
Tyler Thornburg: Now That We Found Love by Heavy D & the Boyz
And, in case you weren’t aware, you can find the Brewers’ everyday music selections on the Ballpark App and also 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.
The Milwaukee Brewers honored former Milwaukee Braves first basemen, the late Joe Adcock, with an induction into the Miller Park Walk of Fame this afternoon.
After his family visited his spot on the Walk of Fame, Joe’s son, Jay, spoke to the media at a special press conference. There, Jay relayed the story of how his father and mother met, when Joe was injured and Joan was his nurse, as well as a funny anecdote about his mother’s first time coming to a game to watch his father play.
Following the press conference, there was an on-field ceremony, emceed by Bill Schroeder.
Afterwards, Adcock’s grandson, Joseph, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Adcock received 23 of 34 votes (67.61%), exceeding the threshold of 65% needed for election. Adcock fell one vote shy of election in 2015.
Adcock spent 17 seasons in the Major Leagues, including 10 with the Braves. His tenure in Milwaukee spanned from 1953 to 1962, as he batted .285 with 239 HR and 760 RBI in 1207 games. Adcock notched a number of memorable feats while playing for the Braves. On April 14, 1953, he recorded the first base hit and scored the first run in County Stadium history. The following year, on July 31, 1954, he belted four home runs with a double at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, setting a single-game record of 18 total bases, which lasted 48 years.
Adcock was also a member of the Braves 1957 World Championship team. He drove in the lone run in a 1-0 Game 5 World Series win vs. the New York Yankees. The Braves went on to defeat the Yankees, four games to three. On May 26, 1959, Adcock broke up Harvey Haddix’s 12-inning no-hitter with a walk-off double at County Stadium. Adcock ranks third in Milwaukee Braves history in hits (1206), home runs, RBI and total bases (2164).
Past inductees to the Walk of Fame include Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor and Robin Yount in 2001; Commissioner 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, Johnny Logan in 2013 and Teddy Higuera in 2015.
Each inductee is honored with a granite plaque that is placed into the terrace area walkway that surrounds Miller Park. The Adcock 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.
The John Zussman Baseball and Softball Scholarship Awards honor outstanding student athletes in the Milwaukee Public School System. John Zussman formed the “Knothole Cub,” which offered youth a chance to go to Milwaukee Braves games. John passed away but his daughter, Ann Lederman, continues his scholarship.
This year’s Zussman scholarship winners are Sofia Diaz for softball from Ronald Reagan IB High School (not pictured) and Kellen Bruch for baseball from Rufus King International High School. They were honored prior to this afternoon’s Brewers vs. D’Backs game.