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New for 2016: Three All-KIDS Giveaways Revealed!

In case you haven’t been following along, next season’s All-Fan Giveaway reveal is underway!

On Monday, we revealed the 1980s Vintage Brewer bobblehead and a bobblehead featuring the Brewers franchise leader in home runs, Ryan Braun. On Tuesday, it was the Barking BobbleHank and Greg Vaughn Bobblehead. Yesterday, we revealed the Bob Uecker Talking Alarm Clock and Jimmy Nelson Bobblehead, and this morning, we revealed the Craig Counsell Bobblehead.

And now, we’re excited to share a brand new promotion with you! In 2016, we’re adding three all-KIDS giveaway dates to our already jam-packed promotional schedule.

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All kids (14 & under) will get a Jonathan Lucroy Replica Jersey on Sunday, May 15 when the Brewers take on the San Diego Padres; a Paint-Your-Own Bernie Bobble on Sunday, May 29 when the Crew takes on the Reds; and a Jonathan Lucroy Chest Protector Backpack just in time for back to school on Sunday, August 28 when the Pirates come to town!

Make sure to follow us on our website at brewers.com/allfans and across all of our social media platforms the rest of this week–including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram– to be the first to see our 2016 All-Fan Giveaway schedule, plus have a chance to win tickets to those games.

If you don’t win, don’t worry.  Individual tickets will go on sale in spring. However, if you’d like to secure your tickets for these games early, the all-kids giveaways are included in select season ticket packages which are on sale now.

Be sure to check back in the coming months as we also unveil the images of the items when we get them!

Stay tuned to the blog, our social channels and brewers.com/allfans all week as we unveil more of our schedule!

– Cait

@CMOYER

Jonathan Lucroy in Washington, D.C. to Receive 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award

Tonight Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is in Washington, D.C. to receive the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award in a ceremony held at the U.S. Navy Memorial.

Also receiving the award will be Hall-of-Famer George Brett; Chief Petty Officer Genell Cody of the United States Navy; Staff Sergeant Rene Segura of the United States Marine Corps; USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), and HOPPER Information Services Center.

In addition to the recipients, the ceremony will include a special gathering of special guests and baseball luminaries including Tommy Lasorda, former Secretary of the Navy John Dalton, Navy Reserve Force Master Chief Clarence “CJ” Mitchell, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Ronald Green.

Jonathan Lucroy has supported our troops for many years. From his work with Fisher House Wisconsin, inviting wounded heroes to home games each month as his guest, to giving more than $20,000 in scholarships to military families, his unwavering support of the men and women in uniform is commendable. During the 2014 offseason, Lucroy also joined veterans on the Honor Flight, traveling with 41 WWII and Korean War Veterans to Washington D.C.

“I’m very grateful, honored and humbled to be recognized for my support. I appreciate the men and women who sacrifice their lives for our country,” Lucroy said.

The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award is an award named after the Hall of Fame pitcher who was the first Major League Baseball player to enlist in the United States Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Feller served on missions in both the Pacific and the North Atlantic, and earned the rank of Chief Petty Officer along with six campaign ribbons and eight battle stars. When asked about the most important victory he had won, Feller famously replied without hesitation, “World War II.”

Lucroy was recognized as one of 15 finalists across Major League Baseball for the award, created by Peter Fertig, with the support of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial, the Cleveland Indians, the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, and the gracious consent of Mrs. Anne Feller, the San Diego Padres, and the family of Jerry Coleman. He was announced as a winner of the award in September.

“It is truly inspiring to watch these players within Major League Baseball honor our U.S. Military and those who serve proudly today,” said Fertig.

Our thanks to Jonathan and all who support the actions, values and dedication of our servicemen and women.

To learn more about the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, please visit actofvaloraward.org.

-Cait

@CMoyer

2015 Milwaukee BBWAA Award Winners Announced

The Milwaukee Brewers announced their postseason award winners today as voted by members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA).  A total of seven ballots were cast for each award, assigning five points for first place, three for second and one for third.

Right fielder Ryan Braun earned Brewers Most Valuable Player with all seven first-place votes (35 points).  Braun, who has now won the award three times (also 2011-12), batted .285 with 25 HR, 84 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 140 games.  He was selected to his sixth All-Star Game.  He produced his fourth career 20/20 season and ranked among the National League leaders in stolen bases (T8th) and slugging percentage (9th, .498).  First baseman Adam Lind (19 points) finished second in voting with six second-place votes and one third-place vote.

Francisco Rodriguez was voted Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher, earning all seven first-place votes (35 points).  Rodriguez went 1-3 with a 2.21 ERA and 38 saves in 60 appearances.  His 38 saves tied for fifth in the National League.  He was selected to his sixth All-Star Game.  Rodriguez, who produced his seventh season of 35+ saves (also 2005-09 and 2014), now ranks seventh on the all-time Major League saves list (386).  Jeremy Jeffress (14 points) and Jimmy Nelson (11) finished second and third, respectively.

Adam Lind (31 points) earned Brewers Top Newcomer ahead of pitcher Taylor Jungmann (22).  Lind received five first-place votes and two second-place votes.  Acquired from Toronto last November 1 in exchange for pitcher Marco Estrada, he batted .277 with 20 HR and a team-leading 87 RBI in 149 games.  Lind earned Brewers Player of the Month honors for both April (21g, .333, 4hr, 13rbi) and June (26g, .326, 3hr, 19rbi).

Jeremy Jeffress (24 points) took home Brewers Unsung Hero honors ahead of fellow reliever Will Smith (15).  Jeffress received four first-place votes, a second-place vote and a third-place vote.  He went 5-0 with a 2.65 ERA in 72 appearances this season, posting a sterling 1.40 ERA over his last 25 outings (25.2ip, 4er).

Jonathan Lucroy received all seven first-place votes (35 points) to capture his third consecutive Good Guy Award.  Three players received votes with pitcher Kyle Lohse (14 points) and second baseman Scooter Gennett (12) finishing second and third, respectively.

 

Jonathan Lucroy Named Recipient of 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award

Today, the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation announced the winners of the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award and we’re proud to share that our own Jonathan Lucroy is included among the six recipients!
This year, in addition to Lucroy, the honorees are Hall-of-Famer George Brett, Chief Petty Officer Genell Cody, Staff Sergeant Rene Segura, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), and HOPPER Information Services Center.

Jonathan Lucroy has supported our troops for many years. From his work with Fisher House Wisconsin, inviting wounded heroes to home games each month as his guest, to giving more than $20,000 in scholarships to military families, his unwavering support of the men and women in uniform is commendable. During the 2014 offseason, Lucroy also joined veterans on the Honor Flight, traveling with 41 WWII and Korean War Veterans to Washington D.C.

“I’m very grateful, honored and humbled to be recognized for my support. I appreciate the men and women who sacrifice their lives for our country,” Lucroy said.

The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award is an award named after the Hall of Fame pitcher who was the first Major League Baseball player to enlist in the United States Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Feller served on missions in both the Pacific and the North Atlantic, and earned the rank of Chief Petty Officer along with six campaign ribbons and eight battle stars. When asked about the most important victory he had won, Feller famously replied without hesitation, “World War II.”

Lucroy was recognized as one of 15 finalists across Major League Baseball for the award, created by Peter Fertig, with the support of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial, the Cleveland Indians, the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, and the gracious consent of Mrs. Anne Feller, the San Diego Padres, and the family of Jerry Coleman.

“It is truly inspiring to watch these players within Major League Baseball honor our U.S. Military and those who serve proudly today,” said Fertig.

Our thanks to Jonathan and all who support the actions, values and dedication of our servicemen and women. Lucroy is scheduled to be joined by the other honorees in Washington, D.C. on November 4.

To learn more about the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, please visit actofvaloraward.org.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Brewers Walk-Up & Entrance Music: Updated 9/8/15

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!

Ballpark App

2015 AT-BAT WALK-UP MUSIC

Braun – “All Day” by Kanye West

Davis –“Choices” by E-40

Garza – “Toss it Up” by Tupac

Gennett – “Magic” by Future ft. T.I.

Herrera – “Las Auispas” and “ Soldado” by Juan Luis Guerra

Jungmann- “Y.M.C.A” by The Village People

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 – “The Chains” by Fleetwood Mac

Rogers –“We in da City” by Young Dro

Santana – “March Madness” by Future

“Blasé” by Ty Dolla $ign ft. Future Rae Sremmurd

Sardinas – “El Manicero” by Oscar de Leon

Schafer – “Da Cali Anthem” by Rusko

Segura – “La Napa” by El Alfa

2015 PITCHING ENTRANCE MUSIC

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?

-CAIT

@CMoyer

Lucroy Recognized as Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Finalist

Tonight, prior to the Brewers vs. Pirates game, Jonathan Lucroy was recognized on the field as one of 15 finalists across Major League Baseball for the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, an award named after the Hall of Fame pitcher who was the first Major League Baseball player to enlist in the United States Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Jonathan is recognized for his efforts in support of our servicemen and women. He’s been a consistent supporter of military initiatives, primarily Fisher House Wisconsin, a facility for military veterans and their families receiving treatment at the Milwaukee VA hospital. Jonathan invites wounded heroes to games each month and meets with them prior to first pitch. He also regularly visits veterans’ hospitals in Milwaukee, his hometown in Louisiana, and when the team is on the road.

During the offseason, Jonathan joined the Honor flight, traveling to Washington, D.C. with 41 World War II and 47 Korean War Veterans, and for each of the past three years, he has contributed $5,000 scholarships to military families.

Lucroy Feller Award

On the field to thank Jonathan for his commitment tonight were Chief Pretty Officers Michael Murray, Steve Lukasiewicz, and Pete Pennock. Our thanks to Jonathan and all who support the actions, values and dedication of our servicemen and women.

To learn more about the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, please visit actofvaloraward.org.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Pink Tie Guy Event Benefits Breast Cancer Research and Prevention

Last night, I was fortunate to be able to attend the “Pink Tie Guy” fundraiser at Blu atop the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.

Led by President-Baseball Operations and GM Doug Melvin and his wife, Ellen, Pink Tie Guy is an event benefiting After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD). Breast cancer research and prevention is a cause near and dear to the Melvins’ hearts, as Ellen lost her mother, Elsie Schultz, to the disease in 1991.

Ginny Finn, Executive Director of ABCD, was on hand to speak about the importance of the cause and how grateful the organization is for support from events such as this.

A pink tie is not just a fashion statement – it’s a commitment to the fight against breast cancer. At the event, the “Pink Tie Guys,” an elite group of individuals who stepped up to the plate to contribute to the fight, were presented with custom pink bow ties from Randa Neckwear.

Attendees from the Brewers included Manager Craig Counsell, Jerry Narron, Ed Sedar, Mike Guerrero, Rick Kranitz, Lee Tunnell, Jimmy Nelson, and Jonathan Lucroy; broadcasters Bill Schroeder and Bob Uecker; and other front office executives.

In addition, this year, Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig was named the 2015 Honorary Pink Tie Guy. Past Honorary Pink Tie Guys include Hank Aaron and Robin Yount.

Here are a few photos from the event:

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Thank you to everyone who came out last night to support this very important cause.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

 

 

MLBPAA Honors Jonathan Lucroy with Brewers Heart & Hustle Award

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.

Lucroy received the 2015 Heart & Hustle Award tonight during a pregame ceremony.

Lucroy received the 2015 Heart & Hustle Award tonight during a pregame ceremony.

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.

Lucroy Hosts Veteran Roy Radke at Today’s Game

Today, Jonathan Lucroy is hosting Roy Radke, a combat veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War, and his family at today’s game.

Roy Radke

Roy Radke

Roy served in US Army from 1945-1968 in the 1st Infantry Division and 1st Calvary Division, 8th Regiment. He served in Germany, Japan, Italy, and Austria and his medals earned include the Combat Infantry Badge, 2 Bronze Stars, and Commendation Medals.

Jonathan Lucroy met Roy on one of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flights and was excited to bring him out to Miller Park where Roy got to tour the dugout, received a jersey from Jonathan and threw out one of today’s ceremonial first pitches.

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Thanks for your service, Roy, we were happy to have you and your family out here today!

-Cait

@CMoyer

Jonathan Lucroy Wins Milwaukee Brewers Heart & Hustle Award 

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) is pleased to announce Jonathan Lucroy as the Milwaukee Brewers 2015 Heart and Hustle Award winner. 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. The Heart and Hustle Award is also the only award in Major League Baseball that is voted on by former players.

“[Jonathan] represents his team well as a dedicated, hardworking player,” said John Shelby, member of the Milwaukee Brewers coaching staff. “He cares about his team and respects the game.”

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 their passion, desire and work ethic demonstrated both on and off the field. These players will be recognized prior to an upcoming home game. 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 on November 10,2015 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 at 120 clinics, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball.

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