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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.
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!
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 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.
Thanks for your service, Roy, we were happy to have you and your family out here today!
“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!
In support of Mayor Tom Barrett’s Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative, tonight, we are hosting 15 fathers and their kids in a suite at Miller Park.
Dennis Walton, Sr. co-director of the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative threw out the ceremonial first pitch, escorted to the mound by his son, Dennis, J., and 7-year old Ronniya Sloan represented the organization as tonight’s Klement’s “Play Ball Kid”
The purpose of the day is to reinforce the importance of parenting and reward individuals who have committed to strengthening their own family ties.
Former Brewers slugger Gorman Thomas will introduce his brand new condiment, “Stormin’ Gorman’s B.B.Q. Sauce,” beginning on Monday, August 3 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 on Monday. The stations are located on the Field and Loge Levels.
Thomas will meet with fans at the Field Level Smokehouse on Monday from 6-8 p.m. and on Tuesday 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.
During tonight’s pregame ceremonies, we presented a special stroke symptom awareness event, “Strike Out Stroke”
Strike Out Stroke was born out of the non-profit organization, Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp. Stroke Camps began 10 years ago by Marylee Nunley and her husband John, a stroke survivor, who recognized the need for a weekend of relaxation, pampering, support, and camaraderie for stroke survivors, their families, and their care-givers. Since Stroke Camps humble beginning 10 years ago, it has grown to reach 12 states and continues to grow every camp season.
Through their work, Marylee and Larry Schaer, another Camp founder, found there was a great need in stroke education across the country, and thus the idea for Strike Out Stroke was born five years ago. The simple mission of Strike Out Stroke is to spread the F.A.S.T message across the country and greatly increase the number of stroke survivors who get to the hospital in time to get life-saving treatment. Strike Out Stroke continues to grow every summer, reaching over 20 professional baseball markets along with planning and creating new stroke awareness campaign across the country.
Stroke is an emergency, a brain attack cutting off vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain, and 800,000 strokes will occur in the United States this year. It is the number one cause of adult disability and the fourth leading cause of death. Stroke can happen to young and old.
We were honored to have stroke survivors from our community join us tonight.
Tom Pfeifer, now 71, was 58 at the time of his stroke. At the time, he was the director of Wisconsin Workforce Development. Unable to walk or talk after his stroke, with great determination and perseverance, Tom is now living independently. He is a huge sports fan and was honored to be on the field with his beloved Brew Crew.
Michelle Nelson was only 33 when she was struck by the first of her three strokes. Unable to return to her job in the paper mills following these devastating strokes, Michelle visits rehabilitation centers regularly to help other sin recovery and brings her dogs along to share the joy they bring nursing home residents.
Joe Romensco suffered a stroke at age 48. An avid bicyclist, Joe had just completed a 100-mile bike tour when he had his stroke. Following concentrated months of physical, occupational and speech therapy, today Joe is an active volunteer, helping other survivors experience freedom through adapative cycling.
Finally, Alan Schoenwetter, a stroke survivor who has overcome complete paralysis of his left side, was on hand to throw out tonight’s ceremonial first pitch as a representative of Strike Out Stroke.
Rivalry-inspired fare is back at Miller Park. As each opposing team comes to town, DNC SportService will feature “Specials by Series” near Section 223 for $10 each.
Here’s a look at what you can expect for the first homestand in August. I’ll update this list with photos as I get them, as well as the remaining specials by series for the month.
Brewers vs. Cubs (July 30-August 2): Chicago Dog $14
Yellow mustard, neon relish, diced onions, sports peppers, pickle, tomato, celery salt
Brewers vs. Padres (August 3-6): Baja Fish Tacos $12
Grilled fish, vegetable slaw, tomatillo aioli, pico de gallo, flour tortilla
Brewers vs. Cardinals (August 7-9): The Beast $12
Klement’s bratwurst, Klement’s hot dog, bacon, sauerkraut, onion, pretzel bun
Brewers vs. Phillies (August 14-16): Philly Cheesesteak $10
Beefsteak, grilled onions and peppers, cheese sauce
Brewers vs. Marlins (August 17-19): Cuban Sandwich $10
Mojito marinated pulled pork, smoked ham, swiss cheese, pickle, chipotle mustard aioli