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#ThrowbackThursday: Chorizo’s Sausage Race Debut in 2006

Today’s #ThrowbackThursday photo is from July 27, 2006, the date we announced the fifth Klement’s Famous Racing Sausage–the Chorizo!

Two days later, on Saturday, July 29, 2006, Chorizo made his debut in the Sausage Race on our very first Cerveceros Day, the annual event that pays tribute to Hispanic baseball.

That race was Chorizo’s only one in 2006, as he was then sent down to the minors for “additional seasoning,” before becoming a regular in the race as of 2007. (For fun–and puns!–you can check out the press release here.)

Doug Melvin greets Chorizo at his press conference in 2006.

Doug Melvin greets Chorizo at his press conference in 2006.

Just over nine years later, you can join us for 9th annual Cerveceros Day celebration on Sunday, August 10 when the Crew takes on the Los Angeles Dodgers at 1:10pm CT.  The Brewers will wear their special gold “Cerveceros” uniforms as a tribute to Hispanic Baseball Players. In addition, on that day all fans will also receive a Chorizo Racing Sausage Bobble, courtesy of Klement’s! Get you tickets now at brewers.com/allfans.

 

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

Special #ThrowbackThursday Offer for Tomorrow’s Brewers vs. Rockies Game

It’s #ThrowbackThursday and today we’re taking it all the way back to…last weekend’s sweep over the Colorado Rockies!

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Now it’s time for Round 2 as the Rockies come to Miller Park for a 4-game set starting tonight and we’ve got your chance to save on tix for tomorrow’s game at Miller Park where all fans will get this FREE Brewers tee!

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Score Loge Outfield Box tickets for just $24 and Terrace Box tickets for just $14 to the Brewers vs. Rockies game on Friday, June 27. All you have to do is enter “THROWBACK” as the coupon code on brewers.com

This offer is valid until 11:59pm CT tonight!

Enjoy!
-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Brewers Wall of Honor Ceremony a Blast From the Past

Tonight we formally unveiled the “Brewers Wall of Honor” at Miller Park, commemorating Milwaukee Brewers players that meet a set criteria based on service to the club.

The Brewers Wall of Honor, unveiled 6/13/14 at Miller Park. Photo courtesy of Sara Stathas/Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club.

The Brewers Wall of Honor, unveiled 6/13/14 at Miller Park.
Photo courtesy of Sara Stathas/Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club.

A private ceremony for inductees, their families and special guests took place this afternoon, followed by a pregame ceremony honoring the inductees, that you can watch below.

At the private ceremony emceed by Bob Uecker, Commissioner Allan H. “Bud” Selig; former player and now front office member Craig Counsell; Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke; and Brewers Owner Mark Attanasio all spoke at the event.

“Bringing baseball back to Milwaukee remains the highlight of my professional life and the achievement I am most proud of,” said Commissioner Selig in his introduction.

Next up was Craig Counsell, both an honoree and the idea man behind the Brewers Wall of Honor. “It’s for the fans. It keeps the history & tradition of Brewers Baseball alive & celebrates it….it’s the ‘I remember when,” he said as he went on to recall several great moments in Brewers history.

“I’ve looked forward to this day for a long time. From the time I bought the team, I’ve looked to celebrate the honor and tradition of the Brewers,” said Mark Attanasio.

The current Brewers team attended the ceremony where they mixed and mingled with the Brewers alumni. When Ron Roenicke took the stage, he said, “This community loves baseball, loves the Brewers. Thank you and congratulations. We honor the uniforms you wore before us.”

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As part of the pregame ceremony, Bud Selig, Robin Yount, Greg Vaughn and Craig Counsell threw ceremonial pitches to Bob Uecker, Charlie Moore, Ted Simmons and B.J. Surhoff.

As part of the pregame ceremony, Bud Selig, Robin Yount, Greg Vaughn and Craig Counsell threw ceremonial pitches to Bob Uecker, Charlie Moore, Ted Simmons and B.J. Surhoff.

There were 58 persons recognized on the Brewers Wall. Of those, 36 honorees attended the event and six honorees will be represented by family members. The complete list of players who will grace the Brewers Wall of Honor at the unveiling ceremony in June of 2014 is as follows (those present for the event are in BOLD, those who were represented by a family member at the event are in ITALICS and those not able to attend the event are in PLAIN text):

  • Hank Aaron
  • Jerry Augustine
  • Sal Bando
  • Chris Bosio
  • Johnny Briggs
  • Jeromy Burnitz
  • Mike Caldwell
  • Bill Castro
  • Jeff Cirillo
  • Jim Colborn
  • Cecil Cooper
  • Craig Counsell
  • Chuck Crim
  • Rob Deer
  • Cal Eldred
  • Mike Fetters
  • Rollie Fingers
  • Jim Gantner
  • Moose Haas
  • Bill Hall
  • Darryl Hamilton
  • Teddy Higuera
  • John Jaha
  • Geoff Jenkins
  • Harvey Kuenn
  • Sixto Lezcano
  • Pat Listach
  • Mark Loretta
  • Davey May
  • Bob McClure
  • Paul Molitor
  • Don Money
  • Charlie Moore
  • Jaime Navarro
  • Dave Nilsson
  • Ben Oglivie
  • Dan Plesac
  • Darrell Porter
  • Ken Sanders
  • George Scott
  • Kevin Seitzer
  • Allan H. “Bud” Selig
  • Richie Sexson
  • Ben Sheets
  • Ted Simmons
  • Jim Slaton
  • B.J. Surhoff
  • Don Sutton
  • Gorman Thomas
  • Bill Travers
  • Bob Uecker
  • Jose Valentin
  • Greg Vaughn
  • Fernando Vina
  • Pete Vuckovich
  • Bill Wegman
  • Bob Wickman
  • Robin Yount

The players inducted meet any of the following criteria while wearing a Brewers uniform:

-        2,000 or more plate appearances

-        1,000 or more innings pitched

-        250 appearances as a pitcher

-        Winner of a major award (MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, or Fireman of the Year)

-        Manager of a pennant-winning team

-        Individuals recognized with a statue on the Miller Park Plaza

-        Members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame who have played for the Brewers

Seven active players qualify for induction into the Wall of Honor following their retirement. They are: John Axford, Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, Yovani Gallardo, J.J. Hardy, Corey Hart and Rickie Weeks. Active players closing in on the thresholds include Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Gomez.

The Wall of Honor is now on permanent display outside of Miller Park on a wall on the North side of the ballpark.  Players on the Wall of Honor each have a plaque with their photo and a brief synopsis of their playing career.  The plaques are designed by Matthews International, designers of the plaques for the National Baseball Hall of Fame as well as the plaques on the Milwaukee Braves Wall of Honor at Miller Park.

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Friday’s Wall of Honor Ceremony Promises to be Blast from the Past for Brewers Fans

This Friday, we’ll formally unveil the “Brewers Wall of Honor” at Miller Park, commemorating Milwaukee Brewers players that meet a set criteria based on service to the club.

A private ceremony for inductees, their families and special guests will take place earlier in the day and the wall will be available for viewing to the general public beginning at 6:35 p.m.

Fans will not want to miss a special pregame ceremony honoring the inductees will take place on the field prior to the game. 

Currently, there are 58 persons who  will be recognized on the Brewers Wall during the 2014 season. Of those, 41 honorees are scheduled to attend the event and six honorees will be represented by family members. The complete list of players who will grace the Brewers Wall of Honor at the unveiling ceremony in June of 2014 is as follows (attendees subject to change, those who will be present for the event are in BOLD, those who will be represented by a family member at the event are in ITALICS and those not able to attend the event are in PLAIN text):

  • Hank Aaron
  • Jerry Augustine
  • Sal Bando
  • Chris Bosio
  • Johnny Briggs
  • Jeromy Burnitz
  • Mike Caldwell
  • Bill Castro
  • Jeff Cirillo
  • Jim Colborn
  • Cecil Cooper
  • Craig Counsell
  • Chuck Crim
  • Rob Deer
  • Cal Eldred
  • Mike Fetters
  • Rollie Fingers
  • Jim Gantner
  • Moose Haas
  • Bill Hall
  • Darryl Hamilton
  • Teddy Higuera
  • John Jaha
  • Geoff Jenkins
  • Harvey Kuenn
  • Sixto Lezcano
  • Pat Listach
  • Mark Loretta
  • Davey May
  • Bob McClure
  • Paul Molitor
  • Don Money
  • Charlie Moore
  • Jaime Navarro
  • Dave Nilsson
  • Ben Oglivie
  • Dan Plesac
  • Darrell Porter
  • Ken Sanders
  • George Scott
  • Kevin Seitzer
  • Allan H. “Bud” Selig
  • Richie Sexson
  • Ben Sheets
  • Ted Simmons
  • Jim Slaton
  • B.J. Surhoff
  • Don Sutton
  • Gorman Thomas
  • Bill Travers
  • Bob Uecker
  • Jose Valentin
  • Greg Vaughn
  • Fernando Vina
  • Pete Vuckovich
  • Bill Wegman
  • Bob Wickman
  • Robin Yount

Join us on our social media sites for #ThrowbackThursday and #FlashbackFriday this week as we honor these honorees. We had a ton of fun digging in the archive for photos and we hope you enjoy them! Participate by sharing your own photos and stories using #BrewersWOH on Instagram and Twitter.

Here’s a little preview:

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The players inducted meet any of the following criteria while wearing a Brewers uniform:

-        2,000 or more plate appearances

-        1,000 or more innings pitched

-        250 appearances as a pitcher

-        Winner of a major award (MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, or Fireman of the Year)

-        Manager of a pennant-winning team

-        Individuals recognized with a statue on the Miller Park Plaza

-        Members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame who have played for the Brewers

Seven active players qualify for induction into the Wall of Honor following their retirement. They are: John Axford, Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, Yovani Gallardo, J.J. Hardy, Corey Hart and Rickie Weeks. Active players closing in on the thresholds include Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Gomez.

The Wall of Honor will be a permanent display outside of Miller Park on a wall on the North side of the ballpark.  Players on the Wall of Honor will each have a plaque with their photo and a brief synopsis of their playing career.  The plaques are designed by Matthews International, designers of the plaques for the National Baseball Hall of Fame as well as the plaques on the Milwaukee Braves Wall of Honor at Miller Park.

-John and Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

#ThrowbackThursday: 1999 Pricing for Brewers vs. Cubs

It’s #ThrowbackThursday and, like last week, today we’re partying like  it’s 1999!

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15 years ago today, Jeff Cirillo & Jeromy Burnitz hit home runs en route to a 5-3 #Brewers win.

Now, here’s your chance to score: Get Field Outfield tickets for tomorrow night’s game vs. the Chicago Cubs for 1999 pricing—just $18!

All you have to do is enter “THROWBACK” as the coupon code on brewers.com

Hurry! This offer is valid only until 11:59pm CT tonight (Thursday, April 24, 2014).

 

Enjoy!
-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

#ThrowbackThursday: 1999 Pricing for Brewers vs. Cubs

County Stadium, 1999

County Stadium, 1999

It’s #ThrowbackThursday and today we’re gonna party like it’s 1999.

Here’s your chance to score Field Outfield tickets for the Brewers vs. Cubs game on Friday, April 25 for 1999 pricing—just $18!

All you have to do is enter “THROWBACK” as the coupon code on brewers.com

This offer is valid until 11:59pm CT on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

In honor of this offer, I dug through my old ticket stubs and found this Brewers vs. Cubs stub… From exactly 15 years ago today. The Crew won, 5-4. Rafael Roque started. Guys in the lineup included Vina, Cirillo, Burnitz, Loretta and Jenkins. #Memories

 

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Enjoy!
-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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