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The Milwaukee Brewers have announced a four-year player development contract extension with the Rookie Helena Brewers of the Pioneer League through the 2018 season.
“Our affiliation with the Helena Brewers has been very positive and we’re excited to extend our player development contract with the franchise,” said Brewers Vice President – Assistant General Manager Gord Ash. “Many players on our big league roster started their professional careers at Helena, where they developed and honed their skills to play at the Major League level.”
Ryan Braun, Khris Davis, Mike Fiers, Jonathan Lucroy, Jimmy Nelson and Tyler Thornburg each began their professional baseball careers with the Helena Brewers. Wily Peralta played the majority of the 2008 season at Helena.
“The Brewers have been flexible and appreciative of the efforts that we make, and I believe that the long relationship over the years has made this the best partnership it has ever been,” said Helena Brewers President/General Manager Paul Fetz. “We know each other, we know what to expect and we work well together. There is a mutual respect. When I went to Spring Training a few years ago I really felt a part of the organization. I wasn’t just some executive from the outside.”
Last season, Helena advanced to the Pioneer League championship and finished a win away from claiming the league title, dropping a best-of-three series to Idaho Falls. Helena won the Pioneer League title in 2010, the franchise’s first championship since 1996 (won back-to-back championships as a Brewers affiliate from 1995-96).
The Helena Brewers are located in Helena, Montana and have been a Brewers rookie affiliate since the 2003 season. Helena was also a Milwaukee farm team from 1985 through 2000.
You’ll definitely want to make plans to come out to Miller Park on Sunday, May 26 as the Crew takes on the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ryan Braun bobblehead day presented by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board!
This is the third Brewers bobblehead for Ryan Braun. Previously, we gave away a regular bobblehead (2008) and one honoring Ryan’s home run that helped us clinch the Wild Card in 2008 (2009). The 2012 Ryan Braun bobblehead will honor Ryan Braun’s 40/30 season in 2013.
This past season, Ryan followed up his 2011 MVP season by hitting 41 home runs and stealing 30 bases to become just the 9th member of MLB’s 40/30 club.
Ryan has also been honored with bobbleheads from the Helena Brewers (2008), the Huntsville Stars (2008) and the Nashville Sounds (2009).
Individual tickets will go on sale in February, but if you want to secure your tickets to this game early, the Ryan Braun 40/30 bobblehead is included in the following ticket packages:
2/15/13 Update: This just in! A photo of the Ryan Braun Bobblehead! What do you think?