Results tagged ‘ Ryan Braun ’

Sunday, July 7: Hank Aaron Bobblehead Day presented by U.S. Cellular

Last week, we announced that one of our 2013 bobbleheads is a Ryan Braun 40-30 bobble and this week, we’re following up on that with a bobblehead of the only other 40-30 player in our history—Hank Aaron.

In 1963, as a member of the Milwaukee Braves, Hank became the first MLB player to hit over 40 home runs and steal 30 bases in a single season. He finished that year with 44 home runs and 31 stolen bases.

We’ll be featuring Hank in a Milwaukee Braves uniform for this special 40-30 bobblehead and you’ll want to be in attendance on Sunday, July 7 when the Crew takes on the New York Mets to score yours.

For those keeping score at home, this will be the third Hank Aaron bobblehead that we’ve given away at Miller Park. The first was in 2002 and then in 2010, we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Brewers Baseball with bobbleheads from various decades and Hank was our honoree from the 1970s. Don’t miss out on the chance to add this one to your collection!

 The Hank Aaron bobblehead is also included in the following ticket packages:

20-Game Sunday Plus Plan

10-Pack Premier Plan  

3/22/13 Update: This just in!  A photo of the Hank Aaron bobblehead! What do you think?Aaron Bobblehead-Silo

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Sunday, May 26: Ryan Braun Bobblehead Day Presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

You’ll definitely want to make plans to come out to Miller Park on Sunday, May 26 as the Crew takes on the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ryan Braun bobblehead day presented by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board!

This is the third Brewers bobblehead for Ryan Braun. Previously, we gave away a regular bobblehead (2008) and one honoring Ryan’s home run that helped us clinch the Wild Card in 2008 (2009). The 2012 Ryan Braun bobblehead will honor Ryan Braun’s 40/30 season in 2013.

This past season, Ryan followed up his 2011 MVP season by hitting 41 home runs and stealing 30 bases to become just the 9th member of MLB’s 40/30 club.

Ryan has also been honored with bobbleheads from the Helena Brewers (2008), the Huntsville Stars (2008) and the Nashville Sounds (2009).

Individual tickets will go on sale in February, but if you want to secure your tickets to this game early, the Ryan Braun 40/30 bobblehead is included in the following ticket packages:

20-Game Sunday Plus Plan

2/15/13 Update: This just in! A photo of the Ryan Braun Bobblehead! What do you think?

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-JohnandCait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Sunday, April 21: George Scott Bobblehead Day

The second bobblehead of the 2013 season will come on Sunday, April 21 as the Crew takes on the Chicago Cubs. The bobblehead will feature Brewers alum & All-Star, George Scott.

The former first baseman played for the Brewers from 1972-1976 and won the Gold Glove Award all five years in a row during his time in Milwaukee. George also won the award in 1967, 1968 and 1971 during his time with the Boston Red Sox.

Hence, his bobblehead will feature George in a Brewers uniform with his five Gold Gloves.

Over his 14-season career, George, who was known as “Boomer,” played in the American League for the Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees. He posted a .268 batting average with 271 home runs (which he called “taters,” coining the term), and 1051 RBI in 2034 games.

Speaking of Gold Gloves, two Brewers players were yesterday named finalists for the 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Left fielder Ryan Braun and third baseman Aramis Ramirez were one of three finalists for the Gold Glove at their respective positions.  The awards will be announced tonight on a special edition of ESPN Baseball Tonight at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN2. Tune in tonight to see if Braun and Ramirez will join Scott to make Brewers Gold Glove history.

Individual tickets will go on sale in February, but if you’d like to secure your tickets for this game early, the George Scott bobble is included in the following ticket packages:

20-Game Sunday Plus Plan

Double Bobble Holiday 4-Pack  [Holiday 4-Packs go on sale on Tuesday, November 13!  Call (414) 902-HITS (4487) for details!]

1/23/13 Update: This just in! A photo of the George Scott Bobblehead! What do you think?

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-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Ryan Braun Named Finalist for 2012 Hank Aaron Award

Major League Baseball today announced the finalists for the Hank Aaron Award that recognizes the Most Outstanding Offensive Player in each league. Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was named a finalist and Brewers fans can help him win the award through voting at MLB.com.

Before we vote, let’s quickly recap Braun’s season with some numbers:

- Braun led the National League with 41 home runs, 356 total bases, 108 runs, a .987 OPS and was tied for the league lead in extra-base hits (80).  He was also among the league leaders in RBI (2nd, 112), hits (2nd, 191), slugging percentage (2nd, .595), batting average (3rd, .319), OBP (3rd, .391) and stolen bases (T9th, 30).

- He recorded his second career 30/30 season and just the eleventh 40/30 season in Major League history.

- He became the only Major Leaguer with 100+ runs and 100+ RBI in each of the last four seasons.

Ryan Braun is a finalist for the Hank Aaron Award. (Getty Images)

Ryan Braun is a finalist for the Hank Aaron Award. (Getty Images)

Those are some fantastic numbers–numbers that certainly make him worth of winning this award.  Beginning today and continuing through October 16th, fans can vote for who they think is the winner.  Each Major League team has a finalist and finalists were selected by a panel that included Aaron, Tony Gwynn, Paul Molitor, Joe Morgan and Robin Yount.  Fans are invited to vote on MLB.com up to ten times a day.

Prince Fielder is the only other Brewers player to win the award, winning in 2007.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Thank You, Fans!

This pretty much says it all!

On a personal note, we also want to thank you for reading the blog all season long; stay tuned for more news and fun in the offseason. Cheers!

-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Ryan Braun for MVP!

Brewers fans have been fortunate enough to be able to watch Ryan Braun on a daily basis.  The reigning National League MVP has had another tremendous season and is putting up incredible numbers–especially down the stretch to help the Brewers jump back in the postseason race.  Voting for league MVP will take place soon by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America and we want to make sure all the voters know how special of a season Braun is having.

Brewers Media Relations Director Mike Vassallo put together this “résumé” for Braun as the MVP voters get ready to cast their ballot.  It was sent to voters this afternoon.  I’m guessing most of you don’t get a vote, but it is still great to get the word out for Ryan!

To download a .PDF of the résumé, click here: Braun MVP Resume.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Braun Records Second Career 30/30 Season

Ryan Braun stole his 30th base of the season tonight at Miller Park and became the first Brewer in team history to record two 30/30 seasons.  He currently has 41 home runs.  During his MVP season of 2011, Braun hit 33 home runs and stole 33 bases.

Ryan Braun recorded his second career 30/30 season in 2012.

Ryan Braun recorded his second career 30/30 season in 2012.

– JOHN AND CAIT

johnandcait@brewers.com

Check Out the Bleacher Creatures at Miller Park

If you’ve been following the blog, you know that this season we’ve been highlighting some new and cool items in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park.

Well, this week, I wanted to feature some new plush items in the store.

No, not that kind of plush! I’m talking the soft toy kind of plush.

On the heels of the wildly popular Bernie’s Chalet Figurine, I thought it would be fun to highlight another Bernie Brewer item and also, a Ryan Braun doll–yes, you read that right. See below!

Bernie Brewer Hand Puppet

$30

This Bernie Brewer Hand Puppet, made by Bleacher Creatures, is an adorable addition to any fan’s collection. Bleacher Creatures is an innovative sports licensing manufacturer  that produces a variety of children’s toys and collectibles for young sports fans – and those fans who are young-at-heart.
Ryan Braun Doll
$30
That Ryan Braun sure is a doll….literally! This Ryan Braun plush doll, also by Bleacher Creatures, is another fun addition to your collection.
I encourage you to check out these items the next time you find yourself at Miller Park. Don’t forget that the Brewers Team Store by Majestic is open on non-gamedays, too! Stop in sometime this week, or when you’re here for the Brewers Mini on Saturday!
-Cait
JohnandCait@brewers.com
[For specific retail questions, including current store hours, please call the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at (414) 902-4750. Remember that the mlb.com shop also carries a great selection of cool Brewers gear, so you can shop online 24/7.]

Let’s Get a Picture…

In honor of team photo day at Miller Park, we thought we’d share this pretty funny video we came across, featuring Ryan Braun:

 

John will be back with some updates on our team photo shoot later today!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Brewers Community Foundation Week Officially Kicks Off Thursday at Miller Park

“What’s Good?” asks the Brewers Community Foundation.

Rickie Weeks helps kids smile brighter by supporting “Team Smile.”  Yovani Gallardo supports youth baseball programs in Milwaukee like the Felix Mantilla Little League and the RBI Program.  Ryan Braun supports Habitat for Humanity.

While that is just a small slice of what Brewers players do for the community, there is plenty of good in our Milwaukee community. The Brewers and the Brewers Community Foundation are able to shed light on “What’s Good?” in the Milwaukee community and draw attention to those bright spots.  BCF week highlights those activities through a series of raffles, auctions and other activities that put “What’s Good” in the spotlight.  BCF’s focused areas of interest are related to the causes that highlight the Foundation’s charitable impact in the community.

Perhaps the highlight of BCF Week is the “Ultimate Auction” which is now live on Brewers.com now and will close Tuesday night.  There are some amazing prizes and experiences available to fans through this auction.  Photo opportunities with players, private hitting and pitching clinics with coaches, pre-game dinner with Brewers TV announcers Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder.  But, perhaps one of the most unique prizes has to be a “Meet & Greet” with Nyjer Morgan who will also record your personal cell phone greeting!

Check in with the auction throughout the week.  All the auctions close at 11:59 p.m. CT on Tuesday, August 21.

There are many other events surrounding BCF Week, check out the schedule below:

Thursday, August 16 – Where’s Chorizo?

Fans have a chance to win a 2012 Team autographed Chorizo from the 2012 “Where’s Chorizo?” event. Also included in this raffle is a Chorizo t-shirt, a 2012 Marco Estrada autographed Cerveceros jersey as well as a backyard BBQ for 25 thrown by the Klement’s Famous Facing Sausages, complete with Klement’s, Miller and Pepsi products! Sausages will make an appearance to the winner’s home on a mutually agreed upon date. Raffle tickets will be sold at Miller Park and are 2 for $5, 10 for $20 or a wingspan for $50.  can you imagine the party you could throw with the Famous Racing Sausages!?

Friday, August 17 – Framed Baseballs Raffle

This is a great opportunity to celebrate Wisconsin’s two MVP’s.  Fans have a chance to win a very special framed piece with includes an autographed Ryan Braun baseball and an autographed Aaron Rodgers Gold baseball with a photo of the two MVP’s. Raffle tickets will be 2 for $5, 10 for $20 or a wingspan for $50.

Saturday, August 18 – Wives’ Mystery Grab Bag

Players’ wives will be selling autographed items from their husbands.  Fans can purchase each mystery bag for a $40 donation to the Brewers Community Foundation which is earmarked for various organizations.  The wives will be stationed at each entrance to Miller Park, as well as on the Club Level.  Mystery grab bags are always fun and knowing $40 will get you an autographed baseball from a Brewers player and knowing the money is going to a good cause is not a bad deal.

Sunday, August 19 – BCF Treasure Hunt

Fans always love game-used items.  Game-used items from past games and seasons will be available for purchase in a special treasure hunt at the Brewers Community Foundation table on the Field Level concourse near Guest Relations behind section 116. Items include bats, baseballs, jerseys and other items of interest.  I would recommend getting to Miller Park early that day to make sure you have an opportunity to get the best items.  I will try to visit early that day and post some items to Twitter.

Monday, August 20 – Brewers Players Favorite Things Raffle

I have always enjoyed this idea.  Not only do you learn what is Randy Wolf’s favorite cereal , what is Mat Gamel’s favorite candy bar or what is John Axford’s go to movie, but you have an opportunity to take these items home with you.  Fans have a chance to win a basket full of Brewers players favorite things. The baskets feature a wide variety of items that are favorites of Brewers players and coaches as well as autographed memorabilia. Raffle tickets will be sold 2 for $5, 10 for $20 or a wingspan for $50.

Tuesday, August 21 – Strike Out Breast Cancer Raffle presented by Froedtert Center for Diagnostic Imaging – CDI

Fans have a chance to win a few different items as Authentic White jerseys autographed by John Axford, Ryan Braun and Yovani Gallardo, an autographed Corey Hart Pink Jersey and a Pink Bat autographed by members of the 2012 Milwaukee Brewers will be raffled off. Raffle tickets will be 2 for $5, 10 for $20 or a wingspan for $50. All proceeds from this raffle will go to benefit After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD).

BCF Awareness Night

On Tuesday, August 21, fans will have an opportunity to learn more about the organizations that BCF supports every year while being able to participate in games and activities to win cool prizes.

Wednesday, August 22 – Brewers Community Foundation Clearance Sale

Fans will have another chance to purchase game-used items from past games and seasons as well as other Brewers items at the Brewers Community Foundation table located on the Field Level concourse near the Guest Relations behind section 116.  Again, get to Miller Park early!

Additionally, throughout BCF Week at Miller Park, fans will have an opportunity to participate in “BCF Pinko”–think everyone’s favorite Price is Right game.  For a $5 donation, fans can play BCF Pinko for the opportunity to win a prize with every drop.  Prizes will vary from game tickets to Drive for Charity pins, Brewers merchandise and the always popular mystery bags.

BCF Week is going to be a great opportunity to win some one of a kind Brewers items while at the same time giving back to the Milwaukee community.  The best part is that fans can take part for as little as $2.  Stay tuned to the blog as we will be posting updates and information to the blog and Twitter.  There will be a lot of great activities going on all week.

–John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

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