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This spring, over 650,000 children participated nationwide in Major League Baseball’s free Pitch, Hit and Run Program, presented by Scotts.
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.
Special thanks goes out to the thousands of volunteers who helped coordinate the Pitch, Hit and Run program.
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:
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.
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (414) 902-4479.
A simple-but-creative idea from a 10 year-old fan became a reality today.
Earlier this year, Tyler Webb, a young Brewers supporter from Strum, Wis., submitted a suggestion that Miller Park should offer blue corn tortilla chips along with yellow cheese sauce to create Brewers-themed nachos. The Brewers front office and concessionaire Delaware North Sportservice loved the concept, and now “Tyler’s Nachos” has made its debut.
“We were having nachos one day, and we ran out of our yellow chips that we usually use. So we used blue corn chips, and I noticed that they were Brewer colors. Then, we emailed Delaware North, and they said they liked the idea,” Tyler said.
Tyler’s Nachos will be available for purchase at the Section 216 Cactus League Nachos stand on the Loge Level, and will be included in the stand’s menu of items through the end of the month. To literally top it off, fans may also opt for an “M” Brewers logo in sour cream on the item.
To celebrate the occasion, Tyler and his family were invited out to enjoy the game in a suite at Miller Park and received gifts as part of a rollout ceremony.
“I think it’s exciting. I think getting to go to the game and getting a suite to watch today’s game is the coolest part,” Tyler said.
In a time in the near future, in a ballpark near you, the Milwaukee Brewers will host Star WarsTM Night Presented by Kohl’s. Tomorrow (Saturday, June 11), join the Brewers as they duel (with bats, not lightsabers) the New York Mets at 3:10 p.m. in an epic battle against the Dark Side at Miller Park.
A number of Star Wars characters will make special appearances throughout the afternoon and evening.
In addition, fans can purchase limited edition Star Wars merchandise at the Brewers Team Stores at Miller Park:
We’ll also have some special Star Wars-themed concessions to choose from on Saturday:
Lightsaber Pretzel Bites-$6
Princess Leia Cinnabuns- $5
Fans are encouraged to dress in costume and are permitted to wear masks, but the Brewers ask all aspiring Jedis to leave their lightsabers at home. Any and all lightsabers, toy guns or weapons will not be permitted in Miller Park. Fans will still be permitted to use the Force, so long as they do not bring in an actual device.
For more information about Star Wars Night presented by Kohl’s or other theme nights at Miller Park, please call 414-902-4777 or 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.
NOTE: Only those fans who purchased the Star Wars Night ticket package will receive a limited-edition Stormin’ Gorman Stormtrooper bobblehead. A valid voucher is required to pick up the bobblehead.
Today was the Brewers Season Seat Holder luncheon, the first 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 first baseman Chris Carter and Bench Coach Pat Murphy, hosted by Brewers radio broadcaster Jeff Levering.
Murphy kicked things off by explaining how Chris Carter earned the nickname “Sleepy” or “The Big Sleep.”
“Before we get started I’m going to tell the Sleepy story. There’s not really a story. Here’s the deal. You guys watch most of the games, right? This guy’s pulse rate is about 19. So in Spring Training, we kind of started calling him Sleepy. ‘Hey Sleepy,’ ‘Big Sleep.’ So now my dream is–I see how you guys are unbelievable fans and I see the way you guys support Luc when he goes to the plate (Luuuuuuuuuuccc!)….Hitting right after Luuuuuuuucccc is Sleepy, so what we do is ‘Sleeeeeeeeep-y!’…we get the whole crowd doing it,….that would be great!” Murphy said.
Here, Murphy demonstrates the cheer that he hopes will take off among fans.
The conversation was then opened to up to questions which ranged from “What was going through your mind when you hit those home runs against Oakland last night?” (“They shouldn’t have traded me!”) to talking about Murphy’s relationship to Craig Counsell as his former coach and how Murphy once broke Counsell’s nose.
Here are some more highlights:
Thanks to those who came out today, fun was had by all.
Rivalry-inspired fare is back at Miller Park. As each opposing team comes to town, DNC SportService will feature “Specials by Series” near Section 229.
Here’s a look at what you can expect for the first homestand. I’ll update this list with the remaining specials by series for the month as I get them, so check back often!
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 “Miller Park Eats,” a tab that highlights our featured fare each month and includes an A-to-Z concession guide to where you can find all the yummy grub all season ling!
Brewers vs. A’s (June 7-8): BBQ Tri Tips Sandwich
BBQ Tri Tips, Buttery Bun
Brewers vs. Mets (June 9-12): Deli Pastrami on Rye
Pastrami, Brown Mustard, Marbled Rye
Brewers vs. Nationals (June 24-26): Half Smoke
Half Smoke Hot Dog, Chili, Onions
Brewers vs. Dodgers(June 28-30): Frito Pie Hot Dog
Chili, Nacho Cheese, Fritos Corn Chips
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.
This month’s featured burger is the Thornburger! Back by popular demand, this burger named for Brewers reliever Tyler Thornburg includes a 1/4 lb patty topped with pepperoni, sautéed onions, lettuce, Texas BBQ sauce, Ranch and pepper jack cheese.
Tyler’s burger is exclusive to Miller Park (i.e. not served at AJ Bombers’ restaurants) and available for a limited time.
In addition, AJ Bombers continues to offer special concrete custard concoctions by series. Here’s a look at what’s on deck for June 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.
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 “Miller Park Eats,” a tab that highlights our featured fare each month and includes an A-to-Z concession guide to where you can find all the yummy grub all season long!
The historic Baseball Hall of Fame Tour (We Are Baseball)will come to Miller Park beginning July 15 as the first-ever Major League city stop on its multi-year journey to dozens of cities across North America, bringing to fans a one-of-a-kind baseball experience through the illustrious history of the game with cutting-edge technology and digital media. Baseball fans in Milwaukee will be able to visit the one-of-a-kind mobile exhibit galleries in one of Miller Park’s parking lots from July 15-31.
Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. today became the first Commissioner to visit the Field of Dreams movie site, along with 2015 Hall of Fame inductee and MLB Network analyst John Smoltz, where the Tour’s 2016 travels were unveiled during a live town hall announcement event only 90 miles from the first stop – Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa.
Brewers Season Seatholders will receive an email offering them a pre-sale opportunity, which includes a 10% savings on regular ticket prices for the exhibit.
Through its official ticketing provider, Tickets.com, the Tour’s general public tickets across all six locations will be available beginning Tuesday, May 31 at 10 a.m. CT on the Tour’s official website, HallofFameTour.com.
We Are Baseball was developed with content provided by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and through a partnership with IMAX Corporation, MLBAM, Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, CAA, and United Talent Agency, along with Arny Granatand Grand Slam Productions.
Central to the fan experience is a mobile IMAX theater showcasing an original IMAX film highlighting the past, present and future of baseball. The film will feature never-before-seen new content as well as historical footage.
To celebrate the shared experiences and bonds fans have for the sport, one-of-a-kind historical artifacts were curated by baseball historians and will be exhibited in unprecedented ways through state-of-the-art technology. This dynamic, customizable and sharable traveling exhibit will allow fans to “experience” the stories, traditions and stars covering baseball’s past and present like never before – from the game’s greatest luminaries, ranging from Honus Wagner to Willie Mays, Babe Ruth to Clayton Kershaw, and personalities and moments, like world renowned broadcaster Harry Caray or Bill Mazeroski’s legendary World Series-winning home run, to Fenway Park’s famed “Green Monster.” Examples include:
- History Selfie: Put yourself into some of baseball’s most iconic moments and share with your friends, family and followers via social media
- Hall of Fame Plaques in HD: Scroll through an interactive experience of the Hall of Fame plaques for every inductee
- Video Exhibit Cases: In a first-of-its-kind for baseball artifacts, utilize video screens to get the story behind a specific artifact before the artifact itself is revealed behind the screen
- Personal Plaques: Using touch screen technology and high resolution cameras, take your own photo to create a personal Hall of Fame replica plaque and craft your own Hall of Fame story
- Interactive Games: An interactive touch screen table will allow you to play fun games against your family, friends and other We Are Baseball visitors
- Mobile: Leveraging MLBAM’s mobile development and technology expertise, the Tour also will integrate iBeacon technology for location awareness into the experiences for fans with the free MLB.com Ballpark app.
The Tour partnered with pioneering virtual reality (VR) company Jaunt to give fans up close and personal experiences of being present next to the game’s brightest stars, on field, in the dugout and even in the clubhouse. Shot over a series of weeks and available only as part of the Tour, Jaunt captured footage at Spring Training camps for the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Oakland A’s. They were also on field for the Boston Red Sox Fenway Park and Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field home openers and documented the ring ceremony for the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals.
In partnership with the inaugural Hall of Fame Tour, Fanatics, the global leader in licensed sports apparel and official MLB digital commerce partner, will operate a pop-up retail store and provide a wide range of officially licensed gear and customized products for each city stop. Local fans will have the ability to shop a wide selection of Hall of Fame Tour merchandise and Baseball Hall of Fame throwback designs, while also sifting through city-by-city Cooperstown memorabilia and collectibles. Fans unable to visit in person will be able to showcase their passion and pride by shopping all Hall of Fame Tour merchandise online.
Along with Milwaukee, We Are Baseball will travel to five other cities in its first four months of operation in 2016, providing fans in those communities nearly 1,000 open hours of access to the exhibits, artifacts and immersive experiences provided from the vast collections of The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. A detailed schedule for 2016 is below:
BASEBALL HALL OF FAME TOUR – 2016 SCHEDULE
Davenport, IA (Modern Woodmen Park) July 3-10
Milwaukee, WI (Miller Park) July 15-31
Kansas City, MO (Kauffman Stadium) August 5-21
St. Louis, MO (Busch Stadium) August 26 – September 11
Minneapolis, MN (Mall of America) September 16-29
Las Vegas, NV (Las Vegas Convention Center) October 7-23
A Tour schedule for 2017 will be released as it becomes available. Visit HallofFameTour.com for complete details and the latest scheduling and ticket information.