Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor

The Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor is an exhibit located at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that commemorates baseball players, coaches, executives, and broadcasters who have made significant contributions to the Milwaukee Brewers Major League Baseball team and meet set criteria regarding career milestones or service time. The team was established in Seattle, Washington, as the Seattle Pilots in 1969,[2] and they became the Milwaukee Brewers after relocating to Wisconsin in 1970.[3] The franchise played in the American League (AL) until 1998 when it moved to the National League (NL) in conjunction with a major league realignment.[4]

A man in a navy baseball uniform with "Brewers" across the chest and a navy cap with an "M" on the center
Robin Yount, a member of the Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor and the Baseball Hall of Fame, had over 12,000 plate appearances and won two AL MVP Awards (1982 & 1989) from 1974 to 1993.[1]

Established by the Brewers in 2014, the initial Wall of Fame class consisted of 58 inductees. As of 2022, seventy-one individuals have been inducted. Each member is honored with a bronze plaque bearing their image and a summary of their Brewers career, which is affixed to an exterior wall by the Hot Corner entrance in left field.[5][6]

CriteriaEdit

Unlike the American Family Field Walk of Fame exhibit, which selects individuals from both the Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Braves through a vote by Wisconsin media members and Brewers executives,[7] only retired Brewers who met at least one of nine criteria while with Milwaukee are inducted to the Wall of Honor.[8] The original class of 58 inductees were added based on seven conditions.[9] Two additional criteria were added in 2015 and 2018.[8][10] These nine conditions are:[8]

InducteesEdit

 
Ryan Braun made over 7,300 plate appearances from 2007 to 2020 and won the NL Rookie of the Year Award (2007) and NL MVP Award (2011).[11]
 
Yovani Gallardo pitched nearly 1,300 innings from 2007 to 2014.[12]
 
Jim Gantner made almost 6,800 plate appearances from 1976 to 1992.[13]
 
Teddy Higuera pitched nearly 1,400 innings from 1985 to 1991 and 1993 to 1994.[14]
 
Don Money made almost 5,000 plate appearances from 1973 to 1983.[15]
 
David Nilsson made over 3,100 plate appearances from 1992 to 1999.[16]
 
Ben Oglivie made over 4,600 plate appearances from 1978 to 1986.[17]
Key
Position(s) Indicates the inductee's primary position or role
  Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame
  Recipient of the Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award
PA 2,000 or more plate appearances
IP 1,000 or more innings pitched
GP 250 or more games pitched
MVP Most Valuable Player Award winner
CY Cy Young Award winner
ROY Rookie of the Year Award winner
REL Reliever of the Year Award winner
PEN Manager of a pennant-winning team
STAT Statue on American Family Field Plaza
HOF Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame
BCAST Primary broadcaster for 20 or more seasons after playing career
GM General manager for 10 years or more and reached the postseason
Wall of Honor inductees
Inducted Name Position(s) Career Criteria met Refs.
2014 Hank Aaron  Designated hitter 1975–1976 STAT, HOF [9][18]
2014 Jerry Augustine Pitcher 1975–1984 GP [9][19]
2014 Sal Bando Third baseman 1977–1981 PA [9][20]
2014 Chris Bosio Pitcher 1986–1992 IP [9][21]
2022 Ryan Braun Left fielder 2007–2020 PA, MVP, ROY [6][11]
2014 Johnny Briggs Left fielder 1971–1975 PA [9][22]
2014 Jeromy Burnitz Right fielder 1996–2001 PA [9][23]
2014 Mike Caldwell Pitcher 1977–1984 IP [9][24]
2014 Bill Castro Pitcher 1974–1980 GP [9][25]
2014 Jeff Cirillo Third baseman 1994–1999, 2005–2006 PA [9][26]
2014 Jim Colborn Pitcher 1972–1976 IP [9][27]
2014 Cecil Cooper First baseman 1977–1987 PA [9][28]
2014 Craig Counsell Second baseman 2004, 2007–2011 PA [9][29]
2014 Chuck Crim Pitcher 1987–1991 GP [9][30]
2018 Harry Dalton General manager 1977–1991 GM [7][31]
2014 Rob Deer Right fielder 1986–1990 PA [9][32]
2014 Cal Eldred Pitcher 1991–1999 IP [9][33]
2014 Mike Fetters Pitcher 1992–1997 GP [9][34]
2018 Prince Fielder First baseman 2005–2011 PA [7][35]
2014 Rollie Fingers  Pitcher 1981–1982, 1984–1985 MVP, CY, HOF [9][36]
2021 Yovani Gallardo Pitcher 2007–2014 IP [37][12]
2014 Jim Gantner Second baseman 1976–1992 PA [9][13]
2021 Carlos Gómez Center fielder 2010–2015 PA [37][38]
2014 Moose Haas Pitcher 1976–1985 IP, GP [9][39]
2014 Bill Hall Third baseman 2002–2009 PA [9][40]
2014 Darryl Hamilton Center fielder 1988, 1990–1995 PA [9][41]
2019 J. J. Hardy Shortstop 2005–2009 PA [42][43]
2017 Corey Hart Right fielder 2004–2012 PA [44][45]
2014 Teddy Higuera Pitcher 1985–1991, 1993–1994 IP [9][14]
2019 Trevor Hoffman  Pitcher 2009–2010 HOF [42][46]
2014 John Jaha First baseman 1992–1998 PA [9][47]
2014 Geoff Jenkins Left fielder 1998–2007 PA [9][48]
2014 Harvey Kuenn manager 1975, 1982–1983 PEN [9][49]
2014 Sixto Lezcano Right fielder 1974–1980 PA [9][50]
2014 Pat Listach Shortstop 1992–1996 ROY [9][51]
2014 Mark Loretta Shortstop 1995–2002 PA [9][52]
2022 Jonathan Lucroy Catcher 2010–2016 PA [6][53]
2014 Dave May Center fielder 1970–1974, 1978 PA [9][54]
2014 Bob McClure Pitcher 1977–1986 GP [9][55]
2018 Doug Melvin General manager 2002–2015 GM [7][31]
2014 Paul Molitor  Third baseman 1978–1992 PA, HOF [9][56]
2014 Don Money Third baseman 1973–1983 PA [9][15]
2014 Charlie Moore Catcher 1973–1986 PA [9][57]
2014 Jaime Navarro Pitcher 1989–1994, 2000 IP [9][58]
2014 Dave Nilsson Catcher 1992–1999 PA [9][16]
2014 Ben Oglivie Left fielder 1978–1986 PA [9][17]
2014 Dan Plesac Pitcher 1986–1992 GP [9][59]
2014 Darrell Porter Catcher 1971–1976 PA [9][60]
2021 Francisco Rodríguez Pitcher 2011–2015 GP [37][61]
2014 Ken Sanders Pitcher 1970–1972 [9][62]
2015 Bill Schroeder Catcher / broadcaster 1983–1988, 1994–present BCAST [9][63]
2014 George Scott First baseman 1972–1976 PA [9][64]
2014 Kevin Seitzer Third baseman 1992–1996 PA [9][65]
2014 Bud Selig  Owner 1970–1998 STAT, HOF [9][66]
2014 Richie Sexson First baseman 2000–2003 PA [9][67]
2014 Ben Sheets Pitcher 2001–2008 IP [9][68]
2014 Ted Simmons  Catcher 1981–1985 PA, HOF [9][69]
2014 Jim Slaton Pitcher 1971–1977, 1979–1983 IP, GP [9][70]
2014 B. J. Surhoff Catcher 1987–1995 PA [9][71]
2014 Don Sutton  Pitcher 1982–1984 HOF [9][72]
2014 Gorman Thomas Center fielder 1973–1976, 1978–1983, 1986 PA [9][73]
2014 Bill Travers Pitcher 1974–1980 IP [9][74]
2014 Bob Uecker  Broadcaster 1971–present STAT [9][75]
2014 José Valentín Shortstop 1992–1999 PA [9][76]
2014 Greg Vaughn Left fielder 1989–1996 PA [9][77]
2014 Fernando Viña Second baseman 1995–1999 PA [9][78]
2014 Pete Vuckovich Pitcher 1981–1983, 1985–1986 CYA [9][79]
2019 Rickie Weeks Second baseman 2003, 2005–2014 PA [42][80]
2014 Bill Wegman Pitcher 1985–1995 IP, GP [9][81]
2014 Bob Wickman Pitcher 1996–2000 GP [9][82]
2014 Robin Yount  Shortstop 1974–1993 PA, MVP, STAT, HOF [9][1]

Active players having met induction criteriaEdit

In addition to those inducted in the Wall of Honor, six active players meet the requirements for induction upon retirement.[8]

Name Position(s) Career Criteria met Refs.
John Axford Pitcher 2009–2013, 2021 GP, REL [84]
Corbin Burnes Pitcher 2018–present CY [83]
Josh Hader Pitcher 2017–2022 REL, GP [85]
Jeremy Jeffress Pitcher 2010, 2014–2019 GP [86]
Devin Williams Pitcher 2019–present ROY, REL [87]
Christian Yelich Left fielder 2018–present MVP, PA [88]

See alsoEdit

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