Brewers “Wall of Honor”

The Brewers Brass have decided to honor former Brewers with a Wall of Honor. Plaques of honorees will fill the wall that will be adjacent to the Hot Corner outside of Miller Park.

According to Rick Schlesinger the Brewers Cheif Operating Officer “The Wall of Honor is designed to honor the many indiviudals who either spent a significant portion of their career with the Brewers or have a significant legacy with the organization through various achievements.”

ANY Brewer who meets ANY of the following benchmarks will be inducted on to Wall:

2,000 or more plate appearances

1,000 or more innings pitched

250 Appearance as a pitcher

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

Manager of a pennant winning team

Individuals memorialized with statues on the Miller Park Plaza

Members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame (player or manager)

The inaugural class will have 58 inductees, there are 7 active players that will be added to the wall annually upon their retirement.

The Class of 2014:

Hank Aaron

Jerry Augustine

Sal Bando

Chris Bosio

Johnny Briggs

Jeromy Burnitz

Mike Cadwell

Bill Castro

Jeff Cirillo

Jim Colborn

Cecil Cooper

Craig Counsell

Chuck Crim

Rob Deer

Cal Elderd

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 Vukovich

Bill Wegman

Bob Wickman

Robin Yount

As far as the seven that will be added upon their retirement, they are as follows: John Axford, Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, Yovani Gallardo, J.J. Hardy, Corey Hart, and Rickie Weeks.

The list is impressive, and the ceremony on June 13th should be awesome! Both former Brewers that are being honored, or their representatives (if they are deceased) will be attendance.

I can’t wait!

BUT… if you ask me there is a signifcant player in the history of the club that the Brewers missed, probably because he didn’t meet the requirements above. If you look back at what he accomplished, there should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that his time in Milwaukee was integral to the history and legacy of the club, and ABSOLUTELY worthy of a plaque.

I’ll reveal the Brewer, his accomplishment, and the argument for why he should have a plaque the wall in my next post.

See if you can figure it out…

One thought on “Brewers “Wall of Honor”

  1. I see at least a dozen Brewers on that list that are very questionable. The standards should have been raised to get on The Wall of Honor.

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