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Special Ticket Package Added for Superhero Night; Includes AUTOGRAPHED Lucroy Bobble, Plus Buffet & Drinks

Calling all caped crusaders and masked crime fighters – find the nearest phone booth, squeeze into your tights and fly to the Fortress of Miller Park for Superhero Night, presented by Kwik Trip.  On Saturday, April 30, join the fight as the Brewers look to defeat their arch-enemy, the nefarious Miami Marlins.

Included in our special Superhero Night ticket package is a limited-edition Jonathan Lucroy Superhero Bobblehead, featuring the Brewers catcher as his alter ego, “The Protector.” Tickets for the showdown are $18 for Bernie’s Terrace, $24 for Terrace Reserved, $25 for Loge Bleachers, $34 for Loge Outfield or $44 for Field Outfield Box.

We’re also pleased to offer a new 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 Lucroy Superhero Bobblehead.

4/20/16 Update: The autographed Superhero Bobble package in the Associated Bank Check Deck is now sold out. However, there is still time to purchase the regular package which includes an unsigned bobble at brewers.com/themenights.

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These packages are extremely limited! Click here to purchase.

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Winner Jonathan Lucory Honored Before Tonight’s Game

Tonight, the Great Lakes Chapter of the Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation honored 2015 award winner Jonathan Lucroy in Milwaukee during a pregame ceremony at Miller Park. Jonathan was recognized for his support and all that he does for our military men and women. Also joining the presentation were 25 Sailors and Marines.

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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 the uniform is commendable. “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,” said Lucroy last fall in accepting the award.  During the 2014 and 2015 off-seasons, Lucroy joined veterans on the Honor Flight, traveling with 41 WWII and Korean War Veterans to Washington D.C.

Jonathan Lucroy was honored before tonight's game vs. the Giants. PHOTO: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers

Jonathan Lucroy was honored before tonight’s game vs. the Giants.
PHOTO: Scott Paulus/Milwaukee Brewers

While many know Bob Feller as one of the greatest pitchers to ever grace the baseball diamond, few remember that he also served our country when he made the selfless decision to enlist just days 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.”

Each November, the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, through the unique connection of baseball and the United States Navy, honors a current Major League Baseball player, a United States Navy Chief Petty Officer, and a Hall of Fame member who embody the same principles and high achievement of Bob Feller. Since 2015, the Foundation also honors a Staff Noncommissioned Officer of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) with the Jerry Coleman Award. In addition, two Navy Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Awards are presented, one for an Afloat Command and one for a Shore Command. Last year’s honorees, along with Jonathan Lucroy, were George Brett, Chief Petty Officer Genell Cody, Staff Sergeant Rene Segura, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), and HOPPER Information Services Center, all of who possess the values, integrity, and dedication to serving our country that Bob Feller himself displayed.

Crew Cuts: Hiram Burgos Serves as Team Barber

Right-handed pitcher Hiram Burgos stays extra-busy during Spring Training with a special talent that takes place off of the mound. He moonlights as the team barber.

It’s a skill that he says he picked up back home in Puerto Rico when a neighbor was taking classes to become a barber and started practicing on Burgos. In turn, Burgos became interested in the craft as well, but didn’t have much of a chance to practice on anyone until he went to college.

“There we had like 13 Latin guys on the team and we liked to have haircuts every two weeks, to stay looking good and looking fresh, so that’s where I started, in college, since 2005,” Burgos says.

After that, he says he kept progressing and when he made it to the Minor Leagues, he started cutting hair there, too.

“Actually when I was in the Minor Leagues, I came over here (to the Major League Camp) and cut a couple of the Big Leaguers hair and it just kept growing,” Burgos laughs.

Literally. Burgos sees a lot of repeat business in the Clubhouse and word-of-mouth travels quickly.

He’s open for appointments on the days when he’s done with his workouts and when he’s not scheduled to pitch.

Burgos has many longtime clients and is picking up new ones everyday.

Fellow pitcher Jimmy Nelson is one of Burgos’ oldest clients.

“I played with Burgos since rookie ball and he’s been doing it since way back then. He’s just one of the best. He pays attention to detail, you know?” Nelson said. “In the offseason, there’s a little place close next to my apartment, but it’s not the quality of Burgos’ Barbershop.”

Burgos counts many of his teammates as current customers. The other day he gave Jonathan Lucroy a mohawk and he’s cut Ryan Braun‘s hair, too.

Yesterday alone, Burgos cut four of his fellow teammates’ hair, including Wily Peralta, Jorge Lopez, Ariel Pena and Andy Wilkins.

“A lot of the guys, they are clubhouse clients. Some of them take me to go eat, or some tip on the side, but I don’t charge. I don’t put a price on it,” Burgos says.

“It went pretty good. He cuts his hair a lot, especially in Spring Training every year,” Peralta said. “I usually get the same haircut. I think everybody knows he’s pretty good.”

First baseman Andy Wilkins was a first-time client yesterday.

“He had his little briefcase of stuff and I was like ‘Hey you got time?’ and I was kind of joking around, but he was like, ‘No, I’ve got time.’ so we cut it yesterday before the game. This is my first Burgos haircut. I am a very satisfied client. I will be a repeat customer,” Wilkins said.

Andy Wilkins is another satisfied Burgos Barbershop customer.

Andy Wilkins is another satisfied Burgos Barbershop customer.

“It was our first time, so we had to get to know each other a little bit. I asked for a certain style: one fade on the sides, a little but off the top, the hard part on the side. I found out a lot about him. He’s from Puerto Rico, went to Bethune-Cookman College, unbelievable guy.”

Burgos has been cutting hair since he was young.

Burgos has been cutting hair since he was young.

“It’s something that I enjoy doing and I like it. I do a lot of styles to my own hair, but just when I’m in the States. When I go back home, I have my own barber over there. Actually, when I go back home, I don’t cut anyone’s hair. A lot of people don’t know that I cut a lot of hair here in the United States,” Burgos said.

Burgos says he keeps up with different styles by looking around at different haircuts. just keep up with different styles. I’m always looking around at different haircuts. ‘I could do better than that.’ There are a lot of guys that like it and I get good feedback about it, so that’s good.”

“Some guys like to try different styles and do different things with their hair. If I haven’t done it before, I take my time,” he says.

Would he cut my hair?

“I don’t do women’s hair,” he says with a laugh.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Lucroy Visits With Navy Veteran in Spring Training

Today, Jonathan Lucroy surprised Bill Varner, a retired Navy Air Traffic Controller who completed three tours of Vietnam.

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Bill had previously met Jonathan on an Honor Flight from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C. and his son-in-law Skip arranged for today’s meeting when he heard that Bill would be traveling to Arizona for Spring Training.

Jonathan 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 and his work with the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight, his unwavering support of the men and women in uniform is commendable and today was no exception.

Jonathan met with Bill before today’s game . The pair spent some time talking together and Jonathan gave Bill an autographed baseball.

-Cait

@Cmoyer

 

Join the Fun on Theme Nights at Miller Park

Come join the fun at Miller Park this season as several exciting theme nights are headed to the ballpark in 2016. Beginning tomorrow, Friday, February 19 at 10 a.m., fans can buy special ticket packages to Superhero, Star Wars™, Ghostbusters, ‘90s and Country Nights.  Special ticket packages for each theme night are limited and include entry to the game and a special themed promotional item.

Calling all caped crusaders and masked crime fighters – find the nearest phone booth, squeeze into your tights and fly to the Fortress of Miller Park for Superhero Night, presented by Kwik Trip.  On Saturday, April 30, join the fight as the Brewers look to defeat their arch-enemy, the nefarious Miami Marlins. Included in this special Superhero Night ticket package is a limited-edition Jonathan Lucroy Superhero Bobblehead, featuring the Brewers catcher as his alter ego, “The Protector.” Tickets for the showdown are $24 for Terrace Reserved, $34 for Loge Outfield or $44 for Field Outfield Box.

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The Force awakens at Miller Park on Saturday, June 11 as the Brewers join The Resistance to battle the newly-minted members of The First Order, the New York Mets. The ballpark will be transformed into a galaxy far, far away with special in-game features and appearances by a number of Star Wars™ characters. Plus, fans who purchase this special Star Wars™ Day ticket package will receive a limited-edition Stormin’ Gorman Stormtrooper Bobblehead. Tickets range from $25 to $49 for the battle of the galaxy.

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If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? Obviously, the Brewers. To celebrate the release of the new Ghostbusters movie, the Brewers will host Ghostbusters Day at Miller Park on Saturday, July 9 as the Brew Crew looks to exterminate the St. Louis Cardinals. Fans who purchase this special Ghostbusters ticket package will receive a limited-edition Brewers quad-bobble featuring four Brewers as Ghostbusters. Sorry, but Slimer will not be included. Tickets are just $46 for Loge Outfield Box seats or $23 for Terrace Reserved.

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Break out the neon, overalls and flannel, throw on your Walkman, and head to Miller Park as it transforms into County Stadium for ‘90s Night. On Saturday, July 30, it’s time to party like it’s 1999 as the Brewers will wear their throwback home white uniforms with the blue and green crossed bats logo when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Miller Park will feature a number of tributes throughout the evening, including music from the era, special in-game features and more. Fans who purchase this special ‘90s Night ticket package will also receive a limited-edition ‘90s-themed Will Smith player T-shirt. Tickets for the event are $19 for Terrace Reserved or $39 for Loge Outfield Box, not including inflation!

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There’s somethin’ ’bout a trucker hat. Join the Brewers for Country Night at Miller Park on Saturday, August 27 as the Brewers take on the Pirates, then stick around after the game as Platinum-selling country artist Kip Moore takes the stage to perform a free full-length postgame concert. Don’t worry about bringing your own hat as any fan who purchases this special Country Night ticket package will receive a limited-edition Brewers trucker hat. Get your ticket today starting at $24 for a Terrance Reserved seat or $42 for a spot in the Loge Outfield Box.

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Tickets are limited and only those who purchase the special theme night ticket package are eligible to receive that night’s promotional item. All theme night tickets must be purchased in advance and can be obtained by calling the Brewers Group Sales Department at 414-902-4777 or by visiting Brewers.com/specialevents. Beginning Saturday, February 27 theme night packages will be subject to demand-based pricing.

For more information about all special events, including Singles Night (April 5 vs. San Francisco), Autism Awareness Day (April 10 vs. Houston), Stitch N’ Pitch Night (June 9 vs. New York-NL) and Zubazpalooza (June 24 vs. Washington), please visit brewers.com/specialevents.

Star Wars™ and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

Enter our #BrewCrewLove Contest on Twitter for Your Chance to Win a Valentine’s Day Card

This Valentine’s Day, we’re asking you to share your love for the Crew for your chance to win a Valentine’s Day card signed by a current Brewers player.

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Here’s how it works:

Log in to Twitter and tell us who your favorite Brewers player of all time is and  why using the hashtag #BrewCrewLove and we’ll randomly pick fans to receive a Valentine’s Day card from a member of the current team, such as Jonathan Lucroy, Jimmy Nelson, Will Smith and more!

Past, present, mascot, All-Star or here for a cup of coffee–there is no wrong answer as long as you have a good reason for your love!

For example, for me, my first true #BrewCrewLove was Jamey Wright. Jamey was a pitcher for us right around the time I really started seriously following baseball. I had the chance to meet him during an autograph session and he was really nice, too!

So who was your first #BrewCrewLove? Maybe it was Paul Molitor or Robin Yount. Or maybe you have a current #BrewCrewLove you want to share. Just tell us in 140 characters or less (and attach a photo if you have one!) and you might be randomly selected to get a Valentine’s Day card from the Crew.

My current #BrewCrewLove? You–the fans! We truly do have the best fans in all of baseball.

Happy Valentine’s Day, readers! I love you all!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Star Wars Day Returns

The Force has awakened and all Jedi are being asked to respond and report to Miller Park on Saturday, June 11, 2016 for Star WarsTM Day presented by Kohls. The Milwaukee Brewers have joined The Resistance to fight the newly-minted members of The First Order, the New York Mets, in what is sure to be an epic battle for the galaxy. This all comes in a not-too-distant future, in a ballpark very, very close to you.

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A number of members from the Star Wars universe will be on hand to make special appearances throughout the game. Jedi willing to participate in the cause will receive a limited-edition Stormin’ Gorman Stormtrooper bobblehead. Ticket packages are available in the Field Outfield Box for $49, Loge Outfield Box for $39 and Terrace Reserved for $25.

To celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a limited number of ticket packages will be available for purchase starting Friday, December 18 at 9 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23,or while supplies last. Ticket packages are available online only at Brewers.com/special events.

This presale is a unique opportunity to guarantee your limited-edition bobblehead. Last year’s Jonathan Lucroy “Jedi Luc” Bobblehead sold out in record fashion.

Tickets are limited and only those who purchase the special theme game ticket package are eligible to receive that game’s promotional item. To purchase groups of 25 or more, please contact the Brewers at 414-902-GRPS (4777).

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

Cait’s 2015 Clubhouse Sale Preview

I hope you didn’t blow your holiday shopping budget on Black Friday and Cyber Monday because the Brewers Clubhouse Sale is coming up this weekend and they’ve got some great deals for every fan on your list.

The popular shopping event is held in the Visitors Clubhouse and will be open to the public Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. New this year, the sale will also be open on Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Today, I got a sneak peek and I’m going to share my finds with you. Think of me like your advance scout for the sale.

Two things you’ll want to take note of right off the bat:

  • This year, the sale is organized primarily by SIZE, making it easier than ever before to scour the racks for the best bargains.
  • There is also a new pricing system in place at the sale. Instead of items being marked with special sale stickers, instead you will see a color code on the item. These colors indicate the new discounted price. Don’t worry, it will be easy to figure out, as the color codes will be posted all around the space. The best part? This pricing starts at just $.99 for some novelty items. Yep, that’s right. There are some really great bargains this year!

Okay, let’s get to the fun stuff.

One thing you won’t be able to miss when you walk through the Visitors Clubhouse is the big table full of Player Name + Number tees (or “shirseys” as folks sometimes like to call them).

We’ve had a few roster moves over the last couple of months and the Team Store is looking to move the extra inventory. Tees featuring former players, like Carlos Gomez pictured below, are just $4.99.

Player Tees start at just $4.99.

Player Tees start at just $4.99.

 

But it’s not just former Brewers players tees that are discounted–you’ll also save on older style tees of current players, meaning you can score a Ryan Braun or Jean Segura tee for just $9.99.

Similarly, Sausage Name + Number tees are just $9.99 as well.

 

If real jerseys are more your style, then you’re also in luck!

We’ve got blank replica jerseys starting at $39.99, blank authentic jerseys starting at $75 and game-used player jerseys starting at $100. You’ll find a mix of styles, including specialty jerseys such as those worn on St. Patrick’s Day, Cerveceros Day and our Negro Leagues Tribute Game.

One cool offering at the sale this year is the ability to purchase a game-used baseball for just $15. Fans can go online and type in the authentication number and find out the story behind the baseball. I’m told that mixed in among foul balls are balls that were hit by guys like Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy.

Fans can purchase "mystery baseballs" at the Sale and go online to find out the story behind the ball.

Fans can purchase “mystery baseballs” at the Sale and go online to find out the story behind the ball.

Speaking of authentic, game-used items, the Authentics section is always one of the most popular spots at the Clubhouse Sale. They’ve got everything from balls, plaques and bats to locker nameplates, bases and hats. These items are extremely limited, so I recommend getting there as early as possible to get the best selection on these items.

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Perhaps you have a fan cave at home and want to dress it up with some unique decor? We’ve got signs that have been used in the Team Store and around the ballpark available starting at $5.

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There truly is something for everyone at the Brewers Clubhouse Sale, from infants to adults.

There is a large selection of infant and toddler gear at the sale again this year. Items start at $9.99.

There is a large selection of infant and toddler gear at the sale again this year. Items start at $9.99.

Guys: You’re going to be overwhelmed by the selection this year–they’ve got everything from t-shirts and hoodies to golf shirts and sweaters.

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And don’t worry, ladies, you’re certainly not left out! Hoodies, t-shirts, tanks and more await you.

Here are a couple of things that caught my eye:

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In terms of head wear, there are a plethora of Brewers caps available, starting at $9.99

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ANNNNDDDD…. While you’re shopping for merchandise, you can also pick up other Brewers-themed gifts for the fans on your list, including the 2016 Brewers Kids Club Kit.

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And don’t forget about Brewers Holiday 4-Packs (which come with a FREE Barrelman ornament!). Members of our Ticket Sales team will also be on hand at the event.

A few more housekeeping details:

Coupons of 10%, 20% and 30% off will be offered to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic for those spending $100, $200 and $300, respectively, at the Clubhouse Sale. These coupons may be redeemed only on the same day of purchase.

The Brewers Team Store by Majestic will feature a variety of activities during each day of the Clubhouse Sale. Fans can register to win one of four prize drawings that will be held at the Team Store each day. Prizes will include shopping sprees and special Authentic Collection packages. For those with cameras, fans can take photos with the Klement’s Famous Racing SausagesTM on December 4 from 10-11 a.m. and with Santa on December 5 from noon – 2 p.m. at the Team Store.

All shoppers can access the Clubhouse Sale by entering Miller Park at the Hot Corner entrance near the Brewers Team Store by Majestic and following the posted directions to the visiting clubhouse. Cash and credit cards will be accepted (no personal checks). Admission and parking is free.

During the offseason, the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. For more information, contact the team store at (414) 902-4750.

 

 

Happy shopping!

-Cait

@CMoyer

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

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