"Turning 50: The Brewers Celebrate a Half-Century in Milwaukee,â€ by longtime Brewers beat reporter Tom Haudricourt, traces 50 years of Brew City baseball. In this excerpt, the author discusses the 1982 World Series.
As the Brewers have been celebrating 50 years since the team's arrival in Milwaukee, after having spent a single year in Seattle as the Pilots, I've found myself interested in those earlier years. That led to me the brand new "Inside Pitch,â€ by Tacoma-based Rick Allen.
You don't see many sports documentaries about backup catchers who batted a career .243. Then again, there are very few backup catchers who went on to become spies - and even potential assassins - for the U.S. government.
This week, it was announced that longtime Milwaukeean Edward DeShazer has been brought on as operating partner of the deli. And his vision for the iconic restaurant includes bolstering connections with the surrounding neighborhood and community.
Milwaukee's own Commissioner Emeritus of Major League Baseball, Bud Selig, will explore the integration of America's pastime and diversity in the game from 1945 through today during a special talk on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee.
Just after 10:30 on the night of Sept. 23, 1957, future Hall of Famer and home run king Hank Aaron hit an 11th inning walk-off home run to beat St. Louis, 4-2, giving the Milwaukee Braves the National League pennant leading to a World Series victory over the Yankees.
"Man v. Food," will make its comeback tonight after a five-year hiatus. And the show will kick off its new season in Milwaukee with a brand new host, Casey Webb, will continue Richman's quest to conquer larger-than-life eating challenges.
Over the weekend, the Milwaukee Brewers celebrated the 35th anniversary of their 1982 American League Championship team. The main event was a reunion of the 1982 squad in an on-field ceremony at Miller Park before Saturday's game against the Phillies.
The Brewers plan to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the 1982 American League Championship team during the weekend of July 14-16. The main event of the weekend will be the reunion of the 1982 team in an on-field ceremony at Miller Park on July 15.
On April 29, the historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame officially welcomed three new members as a part of its 66th Anniversary Class: Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Champion Charles Woodson, Wisconsin Badgers Heisman Trophy Winner Ron Dayne and LPGA Legend Sherri Steinhauer.
Allan H. (Bud) Selig, founder of the Brewers and longtime Commissioner of Major League Baseball, was elected today in balloting for the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Selig was one of 10 nominees on the "Today's Game Era" ballot, with voting completed by a 16-member committee.
The new Big League Fun exhibit at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum debuted on Nov. 18 and has been so popular among families that it's already been extended to next March. Milwaukee is the exhibit's first stop on a traveling, four-year national tour.
Allan H. "Bud" Selig, the Commissioner Emeritus of Major League Baseball, will be honored tonight with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Global Sports Summit in Aspen, Colo., a powerful gathering of professional sports team owners and presidents.
For the past two decades the Milwaukee Bucks have disproved a fear that former Milwaukee Brewers' owner Bud Selig had when it was time to build Miller Park. And the historic presence of the Bradley Center can provide confidence that Selig's fears will not resurface when the new arena is built.
Looking out in the Miller Park parking lots, and then the stands, it's clear that the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team is on the mind of many even as the Milwaukee Brewers season gets underway.