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Brewers to Host “Dutch Auction” for Bats Autographed by Wall of Honor Inductees

Last Friday,we welcomed a group of former players and team personnel to Miller Park to induct the inaugural “Wall of Honor” class. A total of 36 former Brewers players participated, marking what is believed to be the largest gathering of Brewers alumni in team history, surpassing the 31 former players who came in for the final game at County Stadium in 2000. They were joined by Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, Hall of Famer Bob Uecker, and representatives from honorees who were unable to attend.

While in Milwaukee, all 38 honorees signed five baseball bats, which will be auctioned off in a “Dutch Auction” at Brewers.com/auctions, beginning tomorrow at 10 am CT. As part of the Dutch auction, the top five bids will each receive a bat in the amount of the fifth-highest bid. There is a $500 minimum bid with increments in the amount of $25. The auction will continue through Wednesday, July 2 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

Wall of Honor autographed bat

The inscription on the bats read: “Brewers Wall of Honor Dedication Ceremony – June 13, 2014. Once a Brewer, Always a Brewer.”

Proceeds from the auction will benefit Brewers Community Foundation.

The Wall of Honor commemorates Brewers players and personnel who have met a set criteria based on service to the club or individual accomplishments. Fifty-eight honorees are included in the inaugural class. A permanent display outside of Miller Park, located along the north side wall near the “Hot Corner” features a plaque of each inductee with their photo and a brief synopsis of their playing career. The plaques were designed by Matthews International, designers of the plaques for the National Baseball Hall of Fame as well as the plaques on the Milwaukee Braves Wall of Honor at Miller Park.

 

WALL OF HONOR – SIGNATURES ON AUTOGRAPHED BATS:

  • Hank Aaron
  • Jerry Augustine
  • Sal Bando
  • Johnny Briggs
  • Jeromy Burnitz
  • Mike Caldwell
  • Bill Castro
  • Jim Colborn
  • Cecil Cooper
  • Craig Counsell
  • Mike Fetters
  • Rollie Fingers
  • Jim Gantner
  • Moose Haas
  • Darryl Hamilton
  • Teddy Higuera
  • Geoff Jenkins
  • Sixto Lezcano
  • Don Money
  • Charlie Moore
  • Jaime Navarro
  • Ben Oglivie
  • Dan Plesac
  • Ken Sanders
  • Allan H. “Bud” Selig
  • Richie Sexson
  • Ben Sheets
  • Ted Simmons
  • Jim Slaton
  • B.J. Surhoff
  • Gorman Thomas
  • Bill Travers
  • Bob Uecker
  • Greg Vaughn
  • Fernando Vina
  • Bill Wegman
  • Bob Wickman
  • Robin Yount

 

 -Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

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