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Today, Brewers Community Foundation is teaming up with Hunger Task Force and CBS 58 to help feed Milwaukee-area families in need by hosting the “Thanksgiving Drive Thru Food Drive” at Miller Park.
The drive has been in full swing since 4:30 a.m. this morning with lots of donations pouring in.
And, those who showed up not too long ago got a little surprise:
Ryan Braun came in last night from his offseason home in California to be here this morning to assist with the food collection and greet those fans making a donation.
“It’s a special time to give back a little to the community. I’ve always enjoyed being a part of the community here. Anytime you get around the holiday season, it’s just special to have a positive impact on other people. Something I’ve definitely enjoyed doing the last few years,” he said.
This is the third year in a row that Ryan has been back to Milwaukee for this event.
“It’s fun. Hunger Task Force does some amazing things in the community. Brewers Community Foundation does such a great job, just being involved and giving back and having a positive impact. Just being a part of that is something that I’ve always enjoyed and continue to have fun doing,” Ryan said.
The slugger, who also met with media this morning, says he feels good and is recovering well from the back procedure he had after this season ended.
“Just doing my rehab and physical therapy four days a week and definitely feel pretty good right now,” he said, saying that he doesn’t expect it to have much of an impact on his typical offseason training program.
Other than that, Ryan said he’s enjoyed spending time with his family, including his 14-month-old daughter Celine Elysse.
“It’s a little chaotic. My daughter is now mobile, so just chasing her around most of the time….It’s amazing. Anyone who is a parent has seen the transition, I’m sure,” he said. “Every day right now it’s a new word, it’s a new phrase, a new expression. She’s very social. We’ve got our hands full. It’s a lot of fun.”
Following today’s event, Ryan said he will travel to Utah to spend Thanksgiving with his in-laws.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, over on Snapchat, Ryan had this special message for Brewers fans today:
Food can be dropped off at Helfaer Field at Miller Park tonight until 6 p.m.
Each vehicle stopping by to donate food items will receive a Brewers bobblehead, a gift bag and other items while supplies last.
It’s that time of year again–time to begin unveiling next season’s All-Fan Giveaway schedule!
With a lineup that features plenty of fan favorites, a handful of new faces and even a couple unexpected twists, we can’t wait to show you what we have in store for 2016.
This morning, we unveiled that the first giveaway of the year will be a 1980s Vintage Brewer bobblehead and now we’re revealing the second giveaway in our 2016 lineup.
The second All-Fan Giveaway of 2016 features the Brewers franchise leader in home runs, Ryan Braun! All fans in attendance on Sunday, May 1 as the Brewers take on the Miami Marlins will take home this collectible bobblehead commemorating the milestone achieved by Ryan Braun during the 2015 season.
On Wednesday, August 19, as the Brewers played the Marlins at Miller Park, Braun took former teammate Chris Narveson deep in the sixth inning for his 252nd career homer, breaking a tie with Hall of Famer Robin Yount.
Make sure to follow us on our website at brewers.com/allfans and across all of our social media platforms 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 this game early, the Ryan Braun bobblehead is 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 image of the actual bobblehead when we get it!
Stay tuned to the blog, our social channels and brewers.com/allfans all week as we unveil more of our schedule!
Online fan voting at for the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards, an expanded awards program that recognizes Major League players, baseball fans and memorable moments in unique categories, is underway and we’re up for awards in two categories:
Best Player-Fan Interaction: Ryan Braun Bails Out a Young Fan
On July 5, Ryan Braun had to try, try again to provide a young Reds fan with a souvenir in Cincinnati. The Milwaukee right fielder gave the child a ball after recording the final out of an inning, but the youth immediately returned it to the field of play. Luckily, Braun tossed the ball back once more — and this time, the boy’s father made sure to secure it safely.
Best Call-Radio: Bob Uecker on Martin Maldonado’s Marathon Winner
On May 31, catching the entirety of an extra-innings marathon vs. the D-backs, Martin Maldonado took it upon himself to end things when he batted in the bottom of the 17th. The backstop drilled a one-out, walk-off homer that elicited one of the most ecstatic “Get up, get outta here — GONE!” calls that legendary broadcaster Bob Uecker would deliver all season long.
The 2015 Esurance MLB Awards represents a comprehensive award-balloting process based on nearly two months of voting, encompassing the entire awards season. The five different groups of voters – fans, members of the baseball media, club front-office personnel, former MLB players and Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) members – each count for 20% of the winner selection.
Winners in each category will receive the trophy known as the GIBBY (Greatness in Baseball).
The 2015 Esurance MLB Awards are officially sanctioned by Major League Baseball and voting will culminate with a first-of-its-kind multi-platform special, The 2015 Esurance MLB Awards Show, airing Friday, November 20 at 6p.m. CT exclusively on MLB Network and MLB.com.
When fans vote for the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards, they have the opportunity to enter the national sweepstakes for a chance to win prizes. The grand prize winner will receive a pair of 2016 season tickets to their favorite baseball team and a trip to the MLB Winter Meetings in Nashville on December. 8. Winners will be announced shortly after the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards voting closes.
Earlier this season, Esurance partnered with MLB to become the exclusive auto insurance partner for Major League Baseball as well as the title sponsor of the first-ever all-digital Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot and the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote, each of which set all-time records for fan voting.
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.
Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media announced that Ryan Braun was named the Brewers nominee for the 2015 Hank Aaron Award.
“The nominees for the 2015 Hank Aaron Awards provide great insight into the considerable young talent in our game today,” Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. said. “Hank Aaron was a tremendous all-around offensive performer, and I believe that the diverse skills and competitive spirits demonstrated by these 30 players throughout the 2015 season have honored the Hall of Famer’s enduring legacy.”
Fans can vote for the 2015 Hank Aaron Award exclusively online at MLB.com and the 30 Club sites. For the sixth straight year, a special panel of Hall of Fame players led by Hank Aaron will join fans in voting for the award, which is officially sanctioned by Major League Baseball and has recognized the most outstanding offensive performer in each League since it was established in 1999.
“It is truly a joy and an honor that the award recognizing the top offensive performers in the game has my name on it,” said Hank Aaron. “I am grateful to have some of my fellow Hall of Famers and the fans to assist in selecting the winners from this talented group of nominees.”
The Hall of Fame panel led by Aaron includes some of the greatest offensive players of all-time –Roberto Alomar, Johnny Bench, Craig Biggio, Eddie Murray, Frank Thomas and Robin Yount. These Hall of Famers – who combined for 16,697 hits, 8,712 RBI and 2,166 home runs – have all been personally selected by Aaron to lend their expertise to select the best offensive performer in each League.
Continuing through October 11, fans will have the opportunity to select one American League and one National League winner from a list comprising of one finalist per Club. The winners of the 2015 Hank Aaron Award will be announced during the 2015 World Series.
Past winners of the Hank Aaron Award include: Giancarlo Stanton and Mike Trout (2014); Miguel Cabrera and Paul Goldschmidt (2013); Cabrera and Buster Posey (2012); Jose Bautista and Matt Kemp (2011); Bautista and Joey Votto (2010); Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols (2009); Aramis Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis (2008); Alex Rodriguez and Prince Fielder (2007); Jeter and Ryan Howard (2006); David Ortiz and Andruw Jones (2005); Manny Ramirez and Barry Bonds (2004); Rodriguez and Pujols (2003); Rodriguez and Bonds (2001-02); Carlos Delgado and Todd Helton (2000) and Manny Ramirez and Sammy Sosa (1999).
The Hank Aaron Award was introduced in 1999 to honor the 25th Anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record, and, at that time, was the first major award introduced by Major League Baseball in more than 25 years.
Prior to tonight’s contest against the Chicago Cubs, Ryan Braun was named the 2015 “We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year.” The award honored Braun who was voted as the Brewers player that best personifies the characteristics of hard work, a positive attitude and an aggressive approach to playing the game as voted on by fans, media members and We Energies.
Barry McNulty, We Energies Director of Corporate Communications, presented Braun the award in an on-field ceremony prior to the first pitch against the Cubs. The ceremony also featured members of the Brewers organization including Manager and 2009 We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year Craig Counsell and Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. Zach Stevens, winner of the “We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year” Grand Slam Prize, was also present.
The Brewers outfielder received 56.8 percent of the total vote, whereas the other finalist, first baseman Adam Lind, received 42.3 percent. Braun was named to his sixth All-Star game and hit for a .285 average, .356 on base percentage and a .356 slugging percentage in 140 games in 2015. The eight-year veteran hit 25 home runs, giving him a total of 255 career home runs and making him the all-time franchise leader in the category, passing former leader, Robin Yount. Braun recorded his fourth career 20 stolen bases and 20 home run season, previously accomplishing the feat in 2009 (32/20), 2011 (33/33) and 2012 (41/30). He was also one of two players in the Major Leagues in 2015 with at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases, joining only Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
This is Braun’s third We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year award, as he previously won the award in 2008 and 2012. Other past winners include Jonathan Lucroy (2014), Carlos Gomez (2013), Nyjer Morgan (2011), Rickie Weeks (2010), Craig Counsell (2009), Prince Fielder (2007) and Bill Hall (2006).
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 –“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?
Tonight, we welcomed 15 Wisconsin students who will be attending college this fall with the help of the Brewers Community Foundation Scholarship Programs.
Four programs are currently being offered through Brewers Community Foundation: The Alan H. Selig Scholarship, named in honor of MLB Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig; The Michael J. Bonan Scholarship; the Miller Park Community Scholarship Program; and the Player Scholarship Fund which this year was donated by Ryan Braun and Jean Segura.
Since the scholarship program began in 2003, 130 students have received scholarships from Brewers Community Foundation Scholarship programs. Tonight, we added 15 more.
Congratulations to the following students who comprise the Class of 2015:
Alan H. Selig Scholarship Recipients:
- Jazmine Alicea
- Brianna Cross
- Abbey Jones
- Ebenezer Kenae-Rudolph
- Connor O’Neill
- Dah Dah Poe
Player Scholarship Recipients:
- Maleah Brody
- Alexis Handley
- Adriana Sanchez
- Elexxus Welch
Miller Park Community Scholarship Recipients:
- Michah Childs
- Emily Thiede
Michael J. Bonan Scholarship Recipients:
- Sam Laurishke
- Joseph Sykora
Tonight, Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez was named to his sixth All-Star team, his second in a row as a Brewer.
Tune in to FOX at 6pm CT next Tuesday, July 14 to catch K-Rod represent the Crew at the 2015 All-Star Game in Cincinnati.
7/12/15 Update: Ryan Braun was named to the 2015 All-StarTeam as a replacement by Manager Bruce Bochy. Congrats, Ryan, on your sixth All-Star appearance!
Ryan Braun has been named the May “We Energies High-Energy Player of the Month,” receiving 39 percent of the fan vote. Carlos Gomez came in second with 23 percent, while Francisco Rodriguez and Gerardo Parra finished third and fourth respectively, with 20 percent and 18 percent.
Each month, Brewers fans have the opportunity to vote for the Brewers player they feel was deserving of the We Energies High-Energy Player of the Month during the previous month of play. Fans can visit www.brewers.com/WeEnergies and choose between four finalists. Finalists are selected based on player stats, high-energy plays on the field and overall contribution to the team during the previous month. Votes from each Player of the Month voting period will be carried over to the final “We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year” vote to be held from Sept. 7 – 15.
Through the online voting campaign presented by We Energies, fans then have the chance to enter to win a number of great prizes, including Brewers game tickets or the Grand Slam Prize Pack. One lucky fan will be randomly selected to receive Field Diamond Box tickets for six guests and will participate in a pre-game ceremony on the field when the Brewers take on the Chicago Cubs on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. The winner will also receive an autographed jersey signed by the High-Energy Player of the Year, the opportunity to throw out a ceremonial first pitch and the use of a Club Level suite for a 2016 Brewers home game.
Voting for the June Player of the Month will open on July 1 and will close on July 15. During the voting period and even after, fans are encouraged to visit brewers.com/WeEnergies to enter to win prizes.
Adam Lind was the April We Energies High-Energy Player of the Month.
Jonathan Lucroy won the We Energies High-Energy Player of the Year in 2014. Other past winners include Carlos Gomez (2013), Ryan Braun (2008 and 2012) Nyjer Morgan (2011), Rickie Weeks (2010), Craig Counsell (2009), Prince Fielder (2007) and Bill Hall (2006). For more information, please visit brewers.com/WeEnergies.