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The 12th Annual “Evening With Hank Aaron,” presented by the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, will be held on Thursday, August 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the SKYY Lounge on the PNC Club Level at Miller Park. This year’s special guest is Joe Torre, chief baseball officer with Major League Baseball.
The event raises 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.
The “Evening With Hank Aaron” will include a cocktail hour, silent auction and a sit-down dinner program featuring Hank Aaron and Joe Torre. The program is limited to 200 guests. For more information or to register, please contact Joan Enters at email@example.com.
The Milwaukee Brewers will honor former pitcher Teddy Higuera with induction into the Miller Park Walk of Fame on Friday. An on-field ceremony, emceed by Bill Schroeder, is scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. prior to the game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Afterwards, Higuera will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Higuera received 25 of 32 votes (78.1%), exceeding the threshold of 65% needed for election. In February, the Brewers announced the results of the Walk of Fame balloting as voted on by members of the media throughout Wisconsin as well as Brewers executives.
A lifetime Brewer, Higuera played nine seasons with the team. He debuted with the Brewers in 1985 and went 15-8 with a 3.90 ERA and 127 strikeouts, while finishing as the American League runner-up for Rookie of the Year. The following season, Higuera posted a 20-win season, going 20-11 with a 2.79 ERA, including 207 strikeouts and 15 complete games. He earned All-Star honors and finished second on the Cy Young Award ballot that season. Higuera followed his success by setting the franchise record for strikeouts in a season with 240 in 1987 (since surpassed by Ben Sheets’ 264 strikeouts in 2004), as he went 18-10 with a 3.85 ERA in a career-high 35 starts. Overall, he went 94-64 with 3.61 ERA in 213 career games (205 starts). He currently ranks third among franchise leaders in career wins and strikeouts (1,081).
Past inductees include Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount in 2001; Commissioner Emeritus Allan H. (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 and Johnny Logan in 2013.
Each inductee is honored with a granite plaque that is placed into the terrace area walkway that surrounds Miller Park. The Higuera 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.
Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) this Saturday welcomes a new event as bikers from all over participate in “Hitting 4 the Cycle.”
The event allows bike lovers and Brewers fans to combine their two favorite activities – baseball and biking. Fans were able to select one of four bike routes of various lengths, and all will culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party prior to Saturday night’s Brewers game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.
Participants chose either a 100, 88, 44 or 22 mile route. The 100 and 88 mile routes will start at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison and end at Miller Park, while the 44 and 22 mile routes will start and end at Miller Park.
FOX Sports Wisconsin is partnering on the event by providing the “Fan Express” bus to transport riders to the start of the Madison routes.
Proceeds from the event will benefit four organizations – the Urban Ecology Center, Dream Bikes, Penfield Children’s Center and the Miracle League of Milwaukee. Each registered rider will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a game ticket for the Brewers vs. Cardinals game and an invitation to a celebratory tailgate party prior to the game.
Inaugural sponsors for the benefit include AJ Bombers, Bonk Breaker, Holey Moley, The Lowlands Group, Miller Lite, Prairie Springs, The Paul Fleckenstein Charitable Trust, Smoke Shack, and The Wisconsin Bike Federation.
Registration for “Hitting 4 The Cycle” is now closed.
Last season, the Brewers Team Store released limited edition bobbleheads available for fans to purchase.
These bobbleheads were such a hit that they’re selling them again. The 2015 Mascot Bobble of the Month Series features seven bobbles, with one new bobble being released each month, March – September.
The August Bobble of the Month are available beginning today at the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park.
he sixth bobblehead in the series features Italian Sausage taking Hank the Ballpark Pup for a gondola ride and sharing a plateful of spaghetti! It retails for $99 and quantities are limited – only 250 will be produced – so you’ll want to hurry.
I’m also told these will be available at a later date on brewers.com–I’ll do my best to keep you posted!
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) is pleased to announce the 30 preliminary winners of the 2015 Heart and Hustle Award. This esteemed award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game.
For the second year in a row, catcher Jonathan Lucroy is the Brewers winner of Heart and Hustle Award and tonight, the award was presented to Jonathan in a pregame ceremony by 1973 All-Star and current Wisconsin broadcaster, Davey Nelson.
The MLBPAA formed 30 committees, comprised of Alumni players with established relationships to each team. One player from each Major League team is chosen by the committees based on the passion desire and work ethic demonstrated both on and off the field. As the season draws to a close, fans, all alumni and active players will vote to select the final winner from the 30 team winners. The previous overall winners are David Eckstein (2005), Craig Biggio (2006, 2007), Grady Sizemore (2008), Albert Pujols (2009), Roy Halladay (2010), Torii Hunter (2011), Mike Trout (2012), Dustin Pedroia (2013) and Josh Harrison (2014).
The final winner will be announced Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 at the 16th annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City. This event is the primary fundraiser for the series of free Legends for Youth Baseball Clinics. These clinics impact more than 15,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball.
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 –“Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It” by Ice Cube
Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac
Gennett – “Magic” by Future ft. T.I.
Gomez, Hector – “Ratata Ta Ta” by Omega El Fuerte
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
Schafer – “Da Cali Anthem” by Rusko
Segura – “Que se Mueran de Envidia” by Daddy Yankee ft Paramba
2015 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC
Cotts – “Perfect Insanity” by Disturbed
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?
Today was the Brewers Season Seat Holder luncheon, the second of two such events this season where Season Seat Holders with packages of 20+ games have the opportunity to attend.
The event, which took place in the Skyy Lounge, included a plated lunch, a Q &A with Brewers players, and the opportunity to win prizes.
Today, Season Seat Holders were treated to a Q & A with Brewers manager Craig Counsell.
Here are some highlights:
Craig spoke about how great and supportive the Brewers fan base has been–through thick and thin. “Fans coming to the park means something. We know it means something in the kind of players we are going to eventually get. It does! The more fans that come to the park the better players we are going to get. That’s the cold, hard facts….When there are people in this park it is a great atmosphere and a great experience for everybody to play in.”
In talking about life experiences outside of baseball that have prepared him to be a manager, Craig said: “My life has been working in baseball. Look, to me and I think for a lot of you, one of the most powerful experience you have is parenting. When you’re managing young men there are times when methods that you use in parenting apply to managing young men. Discipline is part of it.”
One Season Seat Holder asked if Craig had given any thought to giving Segura a day off and filling in at Shortstop himself and Craig replied, “I have given NO thought to that. That is very nice of you to say, but most of you saw me play that last year. You don’t really want me out there; I assure you of that. It wasn’t that pretty. It was time for me to stop playing. I loved it and you wish it could last forever.”
Thanks to those who came out today, fun was had by all. And special thanks to my intern, Aaron Oberley, for his help on this post!
Tonight, former Brewers slugger Gorman Thomas is introducing his brand new condiment, “Stormin’ Gorman’s B.B.Q. Sauce,” at Miller Park. Thomas, who hit 208 home runs with the Brewers, created the new sauce with a unique flavor, and it will be available at two Miller Park Smokehouse locations.
The sauce will be launched at the Smokehouse portable stations at Miller Park beginning tonight. The stations are located on the Field and Loge Levels.
Thomas will meet with fans at the Field Level Smokehouse on tonight from 6-8 p.m. and tomorrow (Tuesday, August 4) at the Loge Level Smokehouse from 6-8 p.m. There he will take pictures, greet fans and chat with fellow B.B.Q. lovers and baseball fans.
I headed over to try the sauce and it was indeed very good. A little spicy and a little tangy with a hint of sweetness. You’ll love it!
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it…and try these concessions!”
The “Peralta’s High Heat Burger” from AJ Bombers
During each homestand, I’ll sample some of the latest and greatest Miller Park fare and review it here, for you.
One of my favorite spots at Miller Park continues to be AJ Bombers. The popular restaurant and bar-with locations in Milwaukee and Madison- occupies the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.
AJ Bombers offers a selection of cheeseburgers, egg rolls, tater tots, shakes, custards, specialty concrete mixers and more. The menu also include homestand specials, such as the city-themed concrete mixers as well as monthly player burger features.
THE PERALTA’S HIGH HEAT BURGER-$9
Making its debut tonight is the “Peralta’s High Heat Burger,” a special burger named after Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta.
Wily’s burger is a concoction with a little heat. It includes a single patty cheeseburger topped with pepper jack cheese, peppadew peppers, banana peppers, lettuce, tomato and mayo. It is available exclusively at Miller Park for the month of August, so you’ll want to be sure to try it out soon.
In addition, AJ Bombers continues to offer special concrete custard concoctions by series. Here’s a look at what’s on deck for August here exclusively at Miller Park:
I’ll be sure to check in with AJ Bombers often throughout the season to keep you informed on their newest menu items.
Don’t forget that you can always access our featured menu items via MLB.com’s Ballpark app to check out what’s new and exciting.
Where To Satisfy Your Craving: Fans can find AJ Bombers on the Field Level, in the outside space formerly known as the Plaza Pavilion, along the west side of Miller Park near the right-field gate.
What about you? Do you have a favorite ballpark snack? A question about concessions? Something you’d like to see featured here? Post your comments below!