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Dear Will Smith…Attempt #2

Brewers reliever Will Smith’s quest to meet the actor Will Smith continued late last week as the pitcher recruited a couple of his fellow bullpen mates to help him make a video.

If you’ll recall, back in Spring Training 2014, Brewers pitcher Will Smith penned a letter to “the other” Will Smith–as in the actor, producer and songwriter, Will Smith….yeah, that guy–inviting him to come visit him in Milwaukee.

Well, that never came to fruition, but with ’90s Night on the horizon and these awesome shirts on tap as a giveaway with our special ’90s Night Ticket Package, Will thought that this time, he might get a response.

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One can only hope!

Be sure to join in the #WillMeetsWill campaign on Twitter and Instagram to see if we can organize our efforts and get Will Smith out to Miller Park this summer to meet his namesake.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

GREG VAUGHN ATTENDS HIS ALL-FAN BOBBLEHEAD GIVEAWAY DAY

Today Greg Vaughn is in attendance as we honor him with his own Bobblehead day. All fans who turn out for the 1:10 p.m. contest against the Washington Nationals today received a Greg Vaughn ‘90s Bobblehead, presented by Pepsi.

Vaughn was the fourth overall selection by the Brewers in the 1986 First-Year Player Draft. He spent eight seasons in the Cream City where he batted .246 with 528 runs, 799 hits, 158 doubles, 13 triples, 169 home runs and a .333 OBP in 903 games. He ranks eighth all-time on the Brewers home run list.

The former outfielder got the game underway when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

He was also available for autographs shortly after the game began.

Good to have you back, Greg!

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Scotts Pitch, Hit and Run Team Championship Participants Recognized

This spring, over 650,000 children participated nationwide in Major League Baseball’s free Pitch, Hit and Run Program, presented by Scotts.

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Prior to today’s game, the top 24 qualifiers from Wisconsin competed at Miller Park in hopes of advancing to the national finals at the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in San Diego.

The 2016 National Finalists will be announced live on MLB Network tomorrow.

Congratulations to our Championship Team!

Congratulations to our Championship Team!

Special thanks goes out to the thousands of volunteers who helped coordinate the Pitch, Hit and Run program.

 

 

BREWERS SIGN TOP DRAFT SELECTION COREY RAY

The Milwaukee Brewers today announced the signing of first-round draft selection, outfielder Corey Ray (fifth overall) from the 2016 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Vice President of Amateur Scouting and Special Assistant to the General Manager Ray Montgomery.

Corey Ray took batting practice at Miller Park this afternoon and was formally introduced at a press conference.

Here are some great photos from this special day, taken by Brewers Team Photographer, Scott Paulus:

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Ray, who recently completed his junior season at the University of Louisville, batted .310 with 55 runs, 16 doubles, one triple, 15 home runs, 60 RBI and 44 stolen bases in 64 games. He compiled a .388 on-base percentage and a .545 slugging percentage this season. Ray was previously drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 33rd round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Simeon Career Academy, but chose to enroll in college instead. The left-handed hitter was scouted by Area Scout Jeff Simpson.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Ray, 21, participated in the Jackie Robinson West Little League and the Chicago White Sox Amateur City Elite program growing up. During his tenure at Louisville, he was named 2015 Baseball America Second Team All-America, 2015 NCBWA Second Team All-America, 2015 D1 Baseball Third Team All-America and to the 2015 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. In addition, he was a 2015 All-ACC First Team selection and a member of the 2014 Louisville Regional All-Tournament Team.

In addition, the Brewers have signed the following draft selections: LHP Daniel Brown (7th round, Mississippi State University), 1B Ronnie Gideon (23rd round, Texas A&M University) and RHP Michael Gonzalez (24th round, Norwalk High School, CT). The Brewers have now signed each of their first 11 draft selections and 29 players from the 2016 First-Year Player Draft. Additionally, the team has signed RHP Jeremy Newton (non-drafted) from the University of British Columbia.

BILOXI SHUCKERS AND MILWAUKEE BREWERS EXTEND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced a two-year player development contract extension with the Biloxi Shuckers. The new agreement ensures that the team’s Double-A affiliate will remain in Biloxi through the 2020 season.

“The Brewers and Shuckers have a great partnership and we are excited about this extension,” said Brewers Farm Director Tom Flanagan. “MGM Park is one of the premier ballparks in all of Minor League Baseball and we look forward to playing there for years to come.”

“We are extremely proud to announce the continuation of this partnership between the Brewers and Shuckers,” said Shuckers President Ken Young. “We have developed a great relationship with the Brewers over the past two years and the impact of the players and coaches on the field and in the community has been tremendous.”

Biloxi has been the home of the Brewers Double-A affiliate since the start of the 2015 season. The Shuckers have seen 19 members of the organization be named All-Stars in just two years. Last season, the team clinched a spot in the playoffs when they were crowned the Southern League South Division First-Half Champions. Biloxi made it to the Southern League Championship, but ultimately fell in the final game of a five-game series.

 

Bring Toiletries With You This Weekend for Brewers Community Foundation’s Drive For Charity

This weekend marks a Brewers Community Foundation Drive for Charity with a toiletries drive during the Brewers series against the Nationals. 

Fans attending the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are invited to bring are invited to bring new toiletry items (i.e., soaps, lotion, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, body wash, body spray, hairspray, etc.) with them to Miller Park. In return for a donation of toiletries (or $5), they will receive a special Brewers player pin. This weekend’s pin is of Jeremy Jeffress.

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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.

-Cait

@Cmoyer

Summer’s Here! Time to Get Outside and Get Active!

Today is the first official day of summer and thankfully, the weather has FINALLY started to warm up around these parts after a lackluster spring.

Summer is the perfect time to come out to the ballpark and tailgate with your friends and it’s also time to get outdoors, get active and perhaps even try your hand at one of our fun upcoming Brewers events.

From 5K runs and walks to half-marathons and bike rides, we have an event for practically anyone to participate.

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If this weather doesn’t inspire you to get outside and start training, we’ve got a special promo code to help you save on registration.

Use code “Summer” to save on registration for both the Brewers Mini-Marathon on September 10 and the 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk on July 30!  Use the code to register for the Brewers Mini-Marathon and save $10 off the half marathon or 10K race, and $5 off for the 5K distance.  The same code will help you save $5 off registration for the 5K Famous Racing Sausages Run/Walk, as well as $10 off the Hitting for the Cycle bike ride.

Be sure to RACE to take advantage of this great deal. This offer is good for today only!

-Cait

@CMoyer

BREWERS HOST ANNUAL NEGRO LEAGUES TRIBUTE GAME, PRESENTED BY FROEDTERT & MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN, ON JUNE 25

The Milwaukee Brewers will host the franchise’s 11th annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game, presented by Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, at Miller Park on Saturday, June 25, when the team takes on the Washington Nationals at 3:10 p.m. The Brewers will honor the significance of the Negro Leagues and their impact on the game by donning Milwaukee Bears uniforms, the city’s 1923 Negro Leagues representative. The Nationals will also honor the Negro Leagues by wearing uniforms from the Homestead Grays, who played home games in Washington, D.C. from 1940-42.

At this game, the Brewers will honor former players and baseball contributors Roosevelt Jackson, Ray Knox and William McCrary during a tailgate reception at Helfaer Field, beginning at noon, along with a special pre-game ceremony at Miller Park. In honor of the event, Brewers Community Foundation will make a donation to both the Negro Leagues Museum and Yesterday’s Negro League Baseball Players Foundation. In addition, an autograph session with the honorees will take place during the first 45 minutes of the game on the Field Level Concourse near home plate.

Roosevelt Jackson, 98, is believed to be the oldest living member of the Negro Leagues. A pitcher and outfielder, Jackson played for teams such as the Miami Globetrotters, Florida Cuban Giants, Hollywood Redbirds and the Miami Red Sox, among others. Jackson, who also managed, later worked as a scout with Philadelphia Phillies. A native of Gay, Georgia, he was honored in 2010 with the unveiling of a postage stamp that featured his likeness.

Ray Knox, 83, played catcher for the Chicago American Giants and New Orleans Eagles from 1949-52. Born in McComb, Mississippi, Knox was scouted while playing semi-pro baseball in Aurora, Illinois. He started playing with the Chicago American Giants in 1949, and at the age of 17, he was one of the youngest Negro League players ever signed.

William McCrary, 86, grew up in Beloit, Wisconsin. He was a reserve shortstop with the Kansas City Monarchs from 1946-47, where he was a teammate of Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige. McCrary went on to spend the rest of his career with the semi-pro Omaha Rockets, and the New York Yankees’ and Chicago Cubs’ farm teams.

On Sunday, June 26, Jackson, Knox and McCrary will be inducted into the Yesterday’s Negro League Hall of Fame at the Mother Kathryn Daniels Center (MKDC) located at 3500 W. Mother Daniels Way on the grounds of Milwaukee’s Holy Redeemer Church (COGIC), beginning at 1:30 p.m. The Brewers are once again partnering with the MKDC and the Church as a sponsor of the annual induction ceremonies and other initiatives. This event is open to the public.

In previous years, the Brewers honored pitcher Gilbert Hernandez Black and catcher/third baseman James Beckum (2015); pitcher/outfielder Ted Toles Jr. and outfielder Nathan “Sonny” Weston (2014); outfielders George Altman and Lonnie Harris (2013); pitcher/utility player Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and outfielder Porter Reed (2012); pitchers Charlie “Whip” Davis and Johnny Washington (2011); pitcher Ollie Brantley and first baseman/outfielder Clinton “Butch” McCord (2010); infielder Harold “Buster” Hair Jr. and catcher James “Jim P” Tillman Sr. (2009); pitcher Eugene ‘Dick’ Scruggs and first baseman James ‘Red’ Moore (2008); and outfielder W. James ‘Jim’ Cobbin and catcher Arthur Hamilton (2007) as they were inducted into the Yesterday’s Negro League Hall of Fame. During the Brewers’ first Negro Leagues Tribute in 2006, Buck O’Neil, James Sanders and Dennis Biddle were each honored.

The Milwaukee Bears, the city’s 1923 representative in the Negro National League, played only one season before disbanding, but featured some of the game’s most influential men, including Hall-of-Fame player/manager John Preston “Pete” Hill.

Fans will be able to purchase Milwaukee Bears merchandise at Helfaer Field prior to the game. In addition, jerseys and caps worn by the Brewers players and coaches will be authenticated through Major League Baseball’s Authentication Program and will be available for fans to purchase prior to the day of the game. Jerseys and caps that are not pre-sold will be available for purchase through the Brewers Authentics Department, at the Brewers Authentics Kiosk (located behind Section 111 on game days), or the Brewers Charity Auction scheduled for a later date (Brewers.com/auctions).

Fans interested in purchasing or learning more about pricing and sizing information of jerseys and caps available are encouraged to contact the Brewers Authentics Department at gameused@brewers.com or by calling (414) 902-4479.

GREG VAUGHN TO ATTEND HIS ALL-FAN BOBBLEHEAD GIVEAWAY DAY

Today we announced that Greg Vaughn will be in attendance on Sunday, June 26, when the team honors him with his own Bobblehead day. All fans who turn out for the 1:10 p.m. contest against the Washington Nationals will receive a Greg Vaughn ‘90s Bobblehead, presented by Pepsi.

(Psst! Want to guarantee your own SIGNED Vaughn bobble? Click here to purchase an extra-special ticket package that also includes food and drink!)

Vaughn was the fourth overall selection by the Brewers in the 1986 First-Year Player Draft. He spent eight seasons in the Cream City where he batted .246 with 528 runs, 799 hits, 158 doubles, 13 triples, 169 home runs and a .333 OBP in 903 games. He ranks eighth all-time on the Brewers home run list.

The former outfielder will get the game underway when throws out the ceremonial first pitch. He will also be available at 1:10 for autographs for 45 minutes on the Field Level concourse near the big glove in the U.S. Cellular® Power Playground behind section 108.

Tickets are still available for Sunday’s contest against the Nationals and can be purchased by calling 414-902-4000 or by visiting the Brewers Box Office at Miller Park.

Special Ticket Package Added for Greg Vaughn Bobblehead Day; Includes AUTOGRAPHED Vaughn Bobble, Plus Buffet & Drinks

On Sunday, June 26, all fans in attendance at the Brewers vs. Nationals game will receive a bobblehead featuring retired #Brewers slugger Greg Vaughn wearing his 90s uniform!

Now, here’s your chance to come home from that game with your bobble signed by the 4x All-Star. 

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Today, we’re launching a special ticket package in the Associated Bank Check Deck for that game. For just $89, you’ll get your game ticket,  a full buffet featuring Klement’s bratwursts smothered in sauerkraut, Klement’s hot dogs, BBQ smoked pulled pork, southern rubbed grilled chicken breast, brown sugar baked beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, assorted cookies and brownies, unlimited soft drinks and two complimentary beers per adult, PLUS an AUTOGRAPHED Greg Vaughn Bobblehead.

These packages are extremely limited! Click here to purchase. [Click on the “Buy Individual Tickets” button and select the June 26th game under the Associated Bank Check Deck Offerings.]

6/17 Update: Sorry folks, this special ticket package is now sold out! Regular for the game on Sunday still remain and you’ll have the chance to meet Greg Vaughn as we announced yesterday that he will be attending the game and hosting a meet and greet after the start of the game.

-Cait

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