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Singles Night at Miller Park is Tuesday, April 5!

One week from tonight, the 2016 Brewers season will officially be underway. We’ll be into our second game of the year, against the San Francisco Giants, a 7:10pm start.

It also happens to be Singles Night, hosted by It’s Just Lunch!
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For just $39, you’ll get your ticket to the game in the Miller Lite Deck a full buffet, two drinks per person and the chance to mix and mingle with other single Brewers fans. When you think about it, Miller Park is the perfect place to meet someone–you’ll already have your mutual love of the Crew in common… and who knows? You just might meet someone with whom you can spend the rest of the season coming to games…and if everything continues to go well, you can always have your wedding at the place where you met!

But I’m getting waayyyy ahead of things here.  Even if you don’t meet the person of your dreams, you’re guaranteed to have fun, so for a good time, call (414) 902-GRPS (4777) or purchase your ticket at brewers.com/specialevents.

Cheers!
-Cait

@CMoyer

JOE ADCOCK TO BE INDUCTED INTO MILLER PARK WALK OF FAME

Today we announced that former Milwaukee Braves first baseman, the late Joe Adcock, will be honored as the newest member of the Miller Park Walk of Fame in 2016.

Joe Adcock will be inducted into the Miller Park Walk of Fame this summer. Photo courtesy of Mike Rodell

Joe Adcock will be inducted into the Miller Park Walk of Fame this summer.
Photo courtesy of Mike Rodell

A total of 34 votes were cast through media and panel voting, with Adcock receiving 23 votes (67.6%), exceeding the threshold of 65% needed for election.  Adcock fell just one vote shy of election last year.

Adock spent 17 seasons in the Major Leagues, including 10 with the Braves.  His tenure in Milwaukee spanned from 1953 to 1962, as he batted .285 with 239 HR and 760 RBI in 1207 games.  Adcock notched a number of memorable feats while playing for the Braves.  On April 14, 1953, he recorded the first base hit and scored the first run in County Stadium history.  The following year, on July 31, 1954, he belted four home runs with a double at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field, setting a single-game record of 18 total bases, which lasted 48 years.

“Joe always said that there was nowhere better to be a Major League ballplayer than the city of Milwaukee, and he had great ties to the area and even better memories of his time there,” said Joan Adcock, a Wisconsin native who met and married Joe while he was playing for the Braves. “This is a tremendous honor, and I know Joe would be humbled and thrilled to be remembered in this way.”

Adcock was also a member of the Braves 1957 World Championship team.  He drove in the lone run in a 1-0 Game 5 World Series win vs. the New York Yankees.  The Braves went on to defeat the Yankees, four games to three. On May 26, 1959, Adcock broke up Harvey Haddix’s 12-inning no-hitter with a walk-off double at County Stadium. Adcock ranks third in Milwaukee Braves history in hits (1206), home runs, RBI and total bases (2164).

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“Joe Adcock was a key contributor to the great success enjoyed by the Braves during their storied tenure in Milwaukee, and we are very pleased to secure his legacy with a place on the Miller Park Walk of Fame,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “Joe’s contributions to the Braves were numerous, and he was responsible for some of the most memorable moments in Milwaukee baseball history. We look forward to remembering Joe with a ceremony this summer and a permanent marker at Miller Park.”

The induction of Adcock, who passed away in 1999, will take place prior to a game at Miller Park this summer, with the specific date to be determined later. Family members including his widow, Joan, are expected to participate.

There were a total of 23 Brewers players and seven Braves players on the ballot. The ballot included on-field personnel who wore a Brewers or Braves uniform for a minimum of three seasons but have been retired from playing/managing roles for at least three seasons.  All players and managers receiving votes on at least 5% of the ballots will remain eligible in 2017.

Past inductees include Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount in 2001; Commissioner 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, Johnny Logan in 2013, and Teddy Higuera in 2015.

 

Each inductee is honored with a granite plaque that is placed into the terrace area walkway that surrounds Miller Park.

Brewers Sign Free Agent First Baseman Chris Carter

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed free agent first baseman Chris Carter to a one-year contract. To make room on the 40-man roster, the team designated catcher Josmil Pinto for assignment. The announcement was made by General Manager David Stearns.

“We are pleased to be able to add Chris to our organization,” said Stearns. “Over the past three seasons, Chris has proven to be one of the most consistent power threats in the game. We believe that his skills and experiences will complement our team well and provide additional production to our lineup.”

Carter, 29, has hit 90 home runs over the last three seasons (29, 37, 24), which ranks eighth in Major League Baseball. He started 112 games for the Astros this past season (105g at 1B, 7g at DH) and led the team in walks (57).

Carter was a key component in the Astros capturing an American League Wild Card spot in 2015 as he batted .353 (12-for-34) with 6 HR and 10 RBI over the team’s final 15 games, beginning September 18. Of anyone with at least 35 plate appearances during this stretch, Carter led the Major Leagues in OPS (1.376) and slugging percentage (.971) as the Astros edged the Angels by one game to earn a postseason berth.

Carter continued his hot hitting into the playoffs as he batted .294 (5-for-17, 3bb) with 1 HR and 1 RBI. He started at first base in all six of Houston’s postseason games and fell a triple shy of the cycle in Game 3 of the American League Division Series vs. Kansas City (3-for-3, 2r, 1rbi).

Originally selected by the White Sox in the 15th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft, Carter is a career .217 hitter in the Major Leagues with 109 HR and 280 RBI in 528 games with Oakland (2010-12) and Houston (2013-15).

Win a Copy of the 2015 Brewers Yearbook Signed by Bob Uecker

Similar to yearbooks in years past, this season’s Milwaukee Brewers yearbook is chock-full of over 150 full-color pages of beautiful Brewers photos, fun facts and historical information.

However, the 2015 Milwaukee Brewers Yearbook is highlighted by a feature on Bob Uecker, who is celebrating 60 years in professional baseball this year.

The article is written by Brewers beat writer Adam McCalvy.

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Featuring a wide range of photos, player biographies and statistics, the Brewers Official Team Yearbook is the only publication that includes photos of every player in the organization – from rookie ball to the majors. A collector’s item that is ideal for autographs, the Brewers yearbook is now available for just $10 (an absolute steal!) and also makes a great gift idea for the Brewers fan who has everything.

Brewers Senior Manager – Media Relations, Ken Spindler heads up the yearbook project and has really outdone himself this year. Pick up your souvenir copy at the Team Store by Majestic inside Miller Park or online here.

We’ve also got your chance to win a copy of the yearbook signed by Mr. Baseball himself. Follow @Brewers on Twitter for details!

–Cait 

@CMoyer

 

Fans Search High and Low for Scooter Gennett Gnomes During the #ScooterGnome Hunt

Today, the Brewers marketing staff was all over the city hiding Scooter Gennett Gnomes as part of the #ScooterGnome Hunt, a fun social media scavenger hunt.

Last night, we teased the promotion, giving away very little by way of clues, other than the gnomes would not be at Miller Park until we hit our first spot at 7:30am this morning.

Since this was designed to be a social media scavenger hunt, clues were then given via Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat throughout the morning… with a big surprise at the end. Read on!

7:30am Humboldt Park in Bay View

We arrived early in Humboldt Park and placed five signed gnomes over a large area. They were hidden in places such as the band shell, a horseshoe pit, and a tree stump.

Fans who found the gnomes were instructed to meet us at the baseball field where we took their photographs and gave them tickets to the Scooter Gnome All-Fan Giveaway Day on Sunday, September 20.

For those who showed up just a little too late, we also had some items on hand as consolation prizes, as well as fun #ScooterGnome cutout photo op.

9:30am Kletzsch Park in the Glendale area

From there, we headed over to the north side of town and had some fun hiding the gnomes around Kletzsch Park. I think we really threw a lot of fans for a loop with this one as it took them the longest to find all five signed gnomes at this park. They were hidden near interesting areas of the park such as a waterfall, a Disc Golf range, and a volleyball court.

 

 

 

Again, we set up shop at the baseball field to hand out tickets to the lucky winners and other Brewers swag to those who didn’t find a gnome.

Three of the five gnomes have been found. Two left to go! #Brewers #ScooterGnome

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Then, it was time for our final stop.

11:30am Elm Grove Village Park

At this park, instead of tweeting clues to the precise locations of any hidden gnomes, we had much more general clues…

That’s because when fans arrived, they received a big surprise–Scooter himself showed up on the baseball field dressed like his gnome, complete with gnome hat. The first 10 people who arrived at the park received a signed gnome and had their photos taken with Scooter. Scooter then stuck around for a bit, taking more photos and handing out extra Brewers goodies.

The photo-op at the final location looks pretty realistic, no? #ScooterGnome #Brewers

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Did you come out and participate in the #ScooterGnome Hunt today? Maybe I took your photo. Check out the gallery below!

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We had a fun time hiding the gnomes and interacting with the fans today; we hope you had a fun time playing along. And hey, if you didn’t locate a Scooter Gnome today, don’t sweat it. All fans in attendance at the Brewers vs. Reds game on Sunday, September 20 will get to take home their very own Scooter Gnome:

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-Cait

@CMoyer

Fan Appreciation Weekend Scheduled at Miller Park

The Milwaukee Brewers will host Fan Appreciation Weekend at Miller Park, Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20 as the Crew takes on the Cincinnati Reds. Fans will enjoy a variety of giveaways and prizes all weekend long. In addition, all fans in attendance at Miller Park that weekend will receive a 2016 Brewers magnetic schedule.

Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet will take place on Saturday, September 19. Numerous prizes will be given away, and one lucky fan will win the grand prize, a 2015 Chevy Trax.

All fans in attendance on Fan Appreciation Night presented by Chevrolet will receive a 2015 Brewers team photo. Additionally, all fans will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win fabulous prizes, including autographed memorabilia, gift certificates to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park and many additional prizes from team corporate sponsors (prizes subject to change).

On Friday, all fans will receive a scratch-off card containing prizes such as free 2016 tickets, $10 food and beverage vouchers, autographed baseballs, game-used jerseys, a $250 Brewers Team Store by Majestic shopping spree and a Club Level Suite to a 2016 game. Every fan is guaranteed to win a prize.

Lastly, on Sunday, all-fans in attendance of the 1:10 p.m. game will receive a Scooter Gennett Gnome, courtesy of WaterStone Bank.

Tickets for Fan Appreciation Weekend are available at the Miller Park ticket office, online at Brewers.com or by calling the Brewers ticket office at (414) 902-4000.

 

Scooter Gennett & Wily Peralta Trade Places With Southwest Airlines

Today at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport, Scooter Gennett and Wily Peralta took on some unusual jobs as he Traded Places with a crew from Southwest Airlines, the Club’s official airline.

Southwest Airlines invited Scooter and Wily, along with Bernie Brewer and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages, to surprise some unsuspecting customers as they did everything that Southwest employees do on a daily basis.  Marshal in planes, ride a tug, load luggage, make boarding announcements and take boarding passes–it was all a part of the special event.

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It was great to see the look on the faces of passengers and airport workers when walking through the terminal with Scooter, Wily and the mascots and I think Scooter and Wily had a great time, too.

-Cait

@CMoyer

Fans Search High and Low for Matt Garza Gnomes During the #GarzaGnomeHunt

Today, the Brewers marketing staff was all over the city hiding Count Garza Gnomes as part of the #GarzaGnomeHunt, a fun social media scavenger hunt.

Over the weekend, we teased the promotion, giving away very little by way of clues, other than the gnomes would not be at Miller Park, where we have had some promotions in the past, such as our #WheresPolish promotion in 2013 and #SpringMadness414 balloon event last season:

After the plotting and planning, tomorrow's the day! #GarzaGnomeHunt #MattGarza #Brewers

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Then, early this morning, we released information across all of our social media sites in regard to the general locations of each of the sites, as well as the times we’d be there:

There were two signed Matt Garza Gnomes at each location. Each gnome was accompanied by a pair of tickets to the Count Garza All-Fan Giveaway date (Sunday, August 2 vs. Cubs). For those who showed up just a little too late, we also had some items on hand as consolation prizes.

Since this was designed to be a social media scavenger hunt, clues were given via Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

Here’s a recap:

9 a.m. DOWNTOWN…Cathedral Square Park

We showed up in Cathedral Square Park for our first location, hiding one gnome in a bush and one on the playground. We weren’t sure what to expect with this being the first time we’ve executed a promotion quite like this, but both were found within minutes, after we posted just one clue to Twitter:

11 a.m. WAUWATOSA…Hart Park

At 11 a.m., we moved over to Hart Park in Wauwatosa, where we hid one gnome in a flower bed and one near a bridge. It took just two clues and 12 minutes for both to be discovered:

1 p.m. SHOREWOOD…Atwater Park

At 1 p.m. we hid two gnomes at Atwater Park, one near a rock and one on a pier, and both were found in under 10 minutes, after just one clue.

Congrats to James & Lara who found the Count Garza gnomes at Atwater Park in Shorewood! #GarzaGnomeHunt

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Then, it was time for our final stop.

3 p.m. GREENDALE… Post Office and Baseball Diamond

Avoiding a park this time to throw folks off the scent, we spread out in the Village of Greendale, hiding gnomes near the Post Office and on the pitcher’s mound of a baseball field.

The final 2 Count Garza Gnomes have been claimed! Congrats Dylan & Dave! #GarzaGnomeHunt

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We had a fun time hiding the gnomes and interacting with the fans today; we hope you had a fun time playing along. And hey, if you didn’t locate a Garza Gnome today, don’t sweat it. All fans in attendance at the Brewers vs. Cubs game on Sunday, August 2 will get to take home their very own Count Garza Gnome:

-Cait

@CMoyer

Aramis Ramirez Named National League Player of the Week

Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has been named National League Player of the Week for June 29th-July 5th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

Ramirez hit a Major League-best .545 last week, collecting 12 hits in 22 at bats over seven games, while his .577 on-base percentage was tied with teammate Adam Lind for baseball’s top mark. The 37-year-old also had 11 RBI (2nd in NL), a .773 slugging percentage (6th in NL) and 17 total bases (tied for sixth in NL), and clubbed two doubles with a home run, a stolen base and four runs scored. Ramirez collected at least one hit and one RBI in each of his seven outings, including five multi-hit games, leading Milwaukee to a perfect 7-0 record for the week. On Sunday, the Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native capped his week with a 2-for-4 effort that included a run-scoring single in the top of the first, en-route to a 6-1 victory at Cincinnati. Ramirez also had two hits and an RBI in Saturday’s matchup between the two clubs. He clubbed his 10th home run of the season in Friday’s series opener at Great American Ball Park on the way to a 12-1 win, giving him double-digit home runs for the 15th consecutive season. Ramirez’s two-run double in the third inning on Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies
staked the Brew Crew to a 4-0 lead in an eventual 9-5 victory at Citizens Bank Park. He had two run-scoring singles in Tuesday’s tilt at Philly, driving in two in the top of the first and tying the game at 3-3 in the eighth in a 4-3 win. Ramirez also swiped his first base in nearly a year — just the 29th stolen base of his 18-year career. This is his fourth career NL Player of the Week honor and first since winning for the week ending July 3, 2011 while a member of the Chicago Cubs.

Other noteworthy performances last week included Pittsburgh’s Neil Walker (.464, 13 H, 2 HR, 9 RBI, .750 SLG, .516 OBP); Colorado’s Jorge De La Rosa (2-0, 1.38 ERA, 10 SO, 13.0 IP); Philadelphia’s Freddy Galvis (.481, 13 H, .533 OBP) and Cesar Hernandez (.433, 13 H, 4 RBI, 5 SB); Milwaukee’s Jonathan Lucroy (.429, 12 H, 9 R, .515 OBP) and Adam Lind (.360, 3 HR, 12 RBI, .760 SLG); Chicago’s Kyle Hendricks (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 12 SO, 13.1 IP); and Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann (2-0, 0.61 ERA, 14 SO, 14.2 IP).

In recognition of his National League Player of the Week Award, Aramis Ramirez will be awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.

Jonathan Lucroy Wears LSU Shirt, Makes Good on Friendly Wager with Matt Clark

The 2015 NCAA Baseball Tournament is well underway, but one of the Super Regionals match-ups hit close to the heart for Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and Colorado Sky Sox infielder Matt Clark as their alma maters faced off in a best of three series.

Luc’s University Louisiana-Lafayette faced off against Matt’s Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge. It was the first time ever that the two schools met in a super regional…. And it led to some fun Twitter banter which garnered some attention during Sunday’s game broadcast:

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On Saturday night June 6, LSU defeated Louisiana-Lafayette, 4-3 and Matt was pretty pumped.

And Sunday, June 7, as Lucroy was watching on the plane from Minnesota to Pittsburgh, LSU defeated his Ragin’ Cajuns, 6-3 to take the series and advance to their 17th College World Series in Omaha.

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Matt sent Luc a shirt and, a man of his word, Luc donned the tee shirt, took a photo and posted it to Twitter for the world to see: 

“It’s especially great to see Luc in purple because of the rivalry between the two schools,” Matt said. “It’s been so heated that they actually stopped play each other for a number of years, so seeing Luc in purple is the icing on the cake.”

Luc attended the University of Louisiana-Lafayette for three seasons where he was a First Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection in 2007 and became one of the most successful players in Ragin’ Cajuns history. Over his career, he set the school record in doubles (54), runs batted in (184), and total bases (414) as well as recording the second most career hits (241) in just three seasons. Luc led the Ragin’ Cajuns to two NCAA Regional appearances (2005, 2007) in his freshman and junior seasons respectively.

Matt attended Riverside (CA) Community College before transferring to Louisiana State University, where he helped the Tigers to the 2008 College World Series (and tied for the 2008 NCAA lead in home runs with Gordon Beckham at 28).

“Seeing LSU go back to Omaha is always unbelievable, but that’s what they expect out of the program every single year. It’s Omaha or bust in Baton Rouge and if they don’t make it, the season is a failure,” Matt told me. “LSU games in Omaha feel like home games because of how many fans travel to watch them play from all over the country and it was awesome to be part of it in 2008. The tournament always brings back some great memories.”

-Cait

@CMoyer

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