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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

 

Augustine & Sanders Speak About the Brewers Wall of Honor

Leading up to our special Brewers Wall of Honor dedication ceremony this Friday, Jerry Augustine and Ken Sanders spoke about what this recognition means to them:

Tickets for this Friday’s game vs. the Reds are still available, so don’t miss your chance to be among the first to see the Wall of Honor and view the special pregame ceremony featuring many of the inductees, including Hank Aaron, Robin Yount and more. 

For details, click here.

And, starting tomorrow, join us on our social media sites for #ThrowbackThursday and #FlashbackFriday  as we honor these honorees. We had a ton of fun digging in the archive for photos and we hope you enjoy them! Participate by sharing your own photos and stories using #BrewersWOH on Instagram and Twitter.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers Announce Plans for Installation of “Brewers Wall of Honor” at Miller Park

The Milwaukee Brewers today announced plans for the creation of the “Brewers Wall of Honor” in 2014 at Miller Park.  The Wall of Honor will commemorate Milwaukee Brewers players, coaches and executives who meet a set criteria based on service to the club and/or career accomplishments.

The Wall of Honor will be a permanent exhibit on an exterior Miller Park wall next to the Hot Corner entrance.  Honorees will be recognized with a bronze plaque affixed to the wall, with their image and a brief synopsis of their Milwaukee baseball career etched onto the marker.

The plaques are 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.  I have seen some renderings of the plaques and they look amazing.  This will be a great addition to Miller Park and will give a nostalgic look at some of our favorite players in team history.

“The Wall of Honor is designed to honor the many individuals who either spent a significant portion of their career with the Brewers, or have a significant legacy with the organization through various achievements,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “It’s designed as a complement to our Miller Park Walk of Fame, as well as our statues.”

Individuals who meet any of the following criteria during their time with the Milwaukee Brewers organization will be inducted into the Wall of Honor:

  •  2,000 or more plate appearances
  • 1,000 or more innings pitched
  • 250 appearances as a pitcher
  • Winner of a major award (MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, or Fireman of the Year)
  • Manager of a pennant-winning team
  • Individuals memorialized with statues on the Miller Park Plaza
  • Members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame who played for or managed the Brewers

Currently, there are 58 persons who meet the above criteria. This group of 58 will be recognized on the Brewers Wall of Honor during the 2014 season with an induction ceremony at Miller Park, scheduled for Friday, June 13. Honorees and their guests (as well as representatives of those who are deceased) will be invited to attend the unveiling ceremonies, as well as recognized during a program on the field prior to the game.

In addition to the 58 members of the inaugural class, there are seven active players in Major League Baseball that meet the criteria.  Upon retirement, players who meet the criteria will be added annually to the Wall of Honor.

The complete list of players who will grace the Brewers Wall of Honor at the unveiling ceremony in June of 2014 is as follows:

  • Hank Aaron
  • Jerry Augustine
  • Sal Bando
  • Chris Bosio
  • Johnny Briggs
  • Jeromy Burnitz
  • Mike Caldwell
  • Bill Castro
  • Jeff Cirillo
  • Jim Colborn
  • Cecil Cooper
  • Craig Counsell
  • Chuck Crim
  • Rob Deer
  • Cal Eldred
  • Mike Fetters
  • Rollie Fingers
  • Jim Gantner
  • Moose Haas
  • Bill Hall
  • Darryl Hamilton
  • Teddy Higuera
  • John Jaha
  • Geoff Jenkins
  • Harvey Kuenn
  • Sixto Lezcano
  • Pat Listach
  • Mark Loretta
  • Davey May
  • Bob McClure
  • Paul Molitor
  • Don Money
  • Charlie Moore
  • Jaime Navarro
  • Dave Nilsson
  • Ben Oglivie
  • Dan Plesac
  • Darrell Porter
  • Ken Sanders
  • George Scott
  • Kevin Seitzer
  • Bud Selig
  • Richie Sexson
  • Ben Sheets
  • Ted Simmons
  • Jim Slaton
  • B.J. Surhoff
  • Don Sutton
  • Gorman Thomas
  • Bill Travers
  • Bob Uecker
  • Jose Valentin
  • Greg Vaughn
  • Fernando Vina
  • Pete Vukovich
  • Bill Wegman
  • Bob Wickman
  • Robin Yount

John Axford, Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, Yovani Gallardo, J.J. Hardy, Corey Hart and Rickie Weeks are the seven active players that, as of today, qualify for induction into the Wall of Honor following their retirement.  Active players closing in on the thresholds include Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Gomez.

Further details about the ceremony on June 13, 2014 will be announced at a later date.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

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