"Brewers Wall of Honor" unveiling set for today

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers will formally unveil the "Brewers Wall of Honor" at Miller Park today. The Wall of Honor will commemorate Milwaukee Brewers players that meet a set criteria based on service to the club. A total of 36 former Brewers players will attend today's ceremony, marking the largest single gathering of Brewers alumni in team history, surpassing the 31 players who came in for the final game at County Stadium in 2000.

A private ceremony for inductees, their families and special guests will take place at 4 p.m. and the wall will be available for viewing to the general public beginning at 6:35 p.m. A pregame ceremony honoring the inductees will take place on the field prior to the game. Following the ceremony, select honorees will be available in the Miller Park interview room.

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.

 

 BREWERS WALL OF HONOR MEDIA SCHEDULE, TODAY (not for public release)

4:15 p.m. - Tent Opens to Honorees (special credential needed)

5:25 p.m. - Wall of Honor Unveiling Ceremony Begins (special credential needed)

6:35 p.m. - Wall of Honor Open for General Viewing

6:50 p.m. - On Field Pregame Ceremony Begins (regular Milwaukee Brewers credentials honored)

7:25 p.m. - Select honorees available in Miller Park Media Interview Room (regular Milwaukee Brewers credentials honored)

Media who have been given special credentials should pick them up at the west side of the tent near the Clocktower Entrance at Miller Park.

Players who meet any of the following criteria while wearing a Brewers uniform will be inducted into the Wall of Honor:

-          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

Currently, there are 58 persons who meet the above criteria and will be recognized on the Brewers Wall during the 2014 season. In addition to the 58 members of the inaugural class, there are seven active players in Major League Baseball that meet the criteria. Upon retirement, players who meet the criteria will be added to the Wall of Honor.

A total of 38 honorees are scheduled to attend the event 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 today 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

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