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Brewers announce Wild Card & NLDS single-game ticket availability details

Single-game tickets on sale Friday, September 28 at 10 a.m. Ct

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers continue a postseason run and today the team announced details related to the purchase of single-game tickets for potential Wild Card and National League Division Series (NLDS) games at Miller Park.

Single-game Wild Card and NLDS tickets will be available for purchase online only -- beginning with a series of exclusive presales the week of September 24. Please see below for a complete schedule of postseason presales and single-game ticket opportunities. All sales will have a limit of four tickets per game, per customer. Please note, all single-game postseason tickets will be delivered digitally via the MLB Ballpark App on game day. For more information please visit Brewers.com/ballparkapp.

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers continue a postseason run and today the team announced details related to the purchase of single-game tickets for potential Wild Card and National League Division Series (NLDS) games at Miller Park.

Single-game Wild Card and NLDS tickets will be available for purchase online only -- beginning with a series of exclusive presales the week of September 24. Please see below for a complete schedule of postseason presales and single-game ticket opportunities. All sales will have a limit of four tickets per game, per customer. Please note, all single-game postseason tickets will be delivered digitally via the MLB Ballpark App on game day. For more information please visit Brewers.com/ballparkapp.

Single-game tickets for the Wild Card and National League Division Series will open to the general public on Friday, September 28 beginning at 10 a.m. CT.

Season Seat Holder Presale
Monday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. CT through Thursday, September 27 at 11:59 p.m. CT

10-Pack Holder Presale
Tuesday, September 25 from 10:00 a.m. CT through Thursday, September 27 at 11:59 p.m. CT

Wisconsin Residents Presale
Thursday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m. CT to 11:59 p.m. CT

General Public Sale
Friday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m. CT

In the event fans purchase tickets for any postseason game that does not occur, the full value of the purchase (including fees) will be refunded to the credit card within 10 days of the scheduled game. Seating and pricing information is available at Brewers.com/postseason.

Details related to availability of tickets for later rounds of the postseason would be announced at a later date.

All customers will have an opportunity to add on parking passes during the ordering process. Digital parking passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

In the event of a tiebreaker game at Miller Park, tickets would go on sale to Wisconsin residents only on Sunday, September 30 at 12:00 p.m. CT and to the general public at 5:00 p.m. CT.

For more information, please visit Brewers.com/postseason, call 414-902-4000 or visit the Miller Park Box Office.

How to Guarantee Postseason Tickets for ALL Rounds
The easiest way for fans to guarantee tickets to postseason games is by placing a deposit on a 2019 Season Ticket Plan. There are several options for 2019, each coming with rights to purchase tickets for the 2018 postseason. Fans who place a deposit for a Full-Season Ticket Plan receive access to purchase a full strip for all postseason games played at Miller Park, while fans who place a deposit on a 2019 20-Game Plan will receive access to purchase tickets to each game, with the exception of the World Series.

To learn more about guaranteeing your spot for the postseason with a 2019 season ticket plan, call 414-902-HITS or visit Brewers.com/ticketplans today.

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Kevin Babusiak named vice president of partnership activation and strategy

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers have named Kevin Babusiak as vice president of partnership activation and strategy. The announcement was made by Brewers Chief Revenue Officer Jason Hartlund.

"Kevin brings to the Brewers a wealth of experience managing partner activations across the country," said Hartlund. "The organization's goal is to have a deep and broad understanding of our partners' business goals and objectives, and the addition of Kevin brings us a great resource in that pursuit."

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers have named Kevin Babusiak as vice president of partnership activation and strategy. The announcement was made by Brewers Chief Revenue Officer Jason Hartlund.

"Kevin brings to the Brewers a wealth of experience managing partner activations across the country," said Hartlund. "The organization's goal is to have a deep and broad understanding of our partners' business goals and objectives, and the addition of Kevin brings us a great resource in that pursuit."

Babusiak most recently served as group director for Octagon, one of the largest sports and entertainment agencies in the world. In that role, he was responsible for sponsorship strategy, activation and hospitality programs for brands such as Allstate Insurance, Kaiser Permanente, ABIn-Bev and Coca-Cola. He oversaw the success of activation and strategy with those brands at prestigious events including the Super Bowl, the NCAA Men's Final Four, Allstate Sugar Bowl and College Football Playoff National Championship, Boston Pride and the Copa America Centenario.

In his new role, Babusiak will lead the Brewers activation staff and will also serve as the main liaison with the organization's Business Strategy and Analytics Department.

"I am honored to join the Brewers organization," said Babusiak. "I am excited to build upon the success here in Milwaukee by bringing my years of agency, brand and event experience to our team's current and future partners."

Babusiak, a graduate of Indiana University, resides in Brookfield, Wisconsin with his wife Kate and four children: Gavin, Anna Claire and Chandler Elle.

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Brewers to host outlet sale

Fans can score great deals on Brewers gear at up to 70% off

The Milwaukee Brewers will host an Outlet Sale on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22 inside the Brewers Team Store located within the Home Plate Gate at Miller Park. This is a chance for fans to score great deals and savings on closeout apparel and novelties. The sale, which will feature savings of up to 70% off regular prices, will be Friday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Closeout deals including jerseys, men's, women's and youth clothing, as well as hats and novelty items will all be available at significantly reduced prices.

The Milwaukee Brewers will host an Outlet Sale on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22 inside the Brewers Team Store located within the Home Plate Gate at Miller Park. This is a chance for fans to score great deals and savings on closeout apparel and novelties. The sale, which will feature savings of up to 70% off regular prices, will be Friday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Closeout deals including jerseys, men's, women's and youth clothing, as well as hats and novelty items will all be available at significantly reduced prices.

Shoppers can access the sale by entering Miller Park at the Home Plate Gate entrance near the Box Office. Cash and credit cards will be accepted (no personal checks). Admission and parking is free.

For more information, call (414) 902-4750.

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Brewers announce player development contract with Triple-A San Antonio

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced a player development contract with Triple-A San Antonio of the Pacific Coast League. The two-year contract will run through the 2020 season. The announcement was made by Brewers General Manager David Stearns. 

"We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the Elmore Sports Group and relocate our Triple-A team to San Antonio," said Stearns. "San Antonio provides one of the premier Minor League markets in the country and offers our players a quality player development environment. We look forward to many future Brewers making their final Minor League stop at Wolff Stadium."

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced a player development contract with Triple-A San Antonio of the Pacific Coast League. The two-year contract will run through the 2020 season. The announcement was made by Brewers General Manager David Stearns. 

"We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the Elmore Sports Group and relocate our Triple-A team to San Antonio," said Stearns. "San Antonio provides one of the premier Minor League markets in the country and offers our players a quality player development environment. We look forward to many future Brewers making their final Minor League stop at Wolff Stadium."

The Missions join the Pacific Coast League after previously playing in the Double-A Texas League. The team plays their home games at Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium. 

"We are very excited to be working with the Milwaukee Brewers," said Missions President Burl Yarbrough. "With our promotion to the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, they will be terrific partners as we begin a new era of Missions baseball in 2019. The Brewers were in town last week to see our facility and discuss our renovation plans for the clubhouse and batting cages. After meeting with them and seeing their excitement for San Antonio, we feel the Brewers were the best fit for us. The Brewers have one of the top farm systems in baseball and we look forward to helping them put many more players into Major League Baseball."

This marks the second time that the Brewers have had a player development contract with the franchise. San Antonio served as the Brewers Double-A affiliate in 1972. 

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Brewers On Deck tickets on sale now

"Breakfast with the Brewers" is back in expanded offseason Fan Festival; Event set for Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Milwaukee Brewers announced today that tickets for Brewers On Deck 2019 are now on sale. Set to take place on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Wisconsin Center, Brewers On Deck is the winter fan festival that bridges the gap between the Wisconsin winter and Spring Training.

In 2019, Brewers On Deck will be expanded to encompass a large kids' area on the main floor of the Wisconsin Center District. Young Brewers fans will have even more opportunities to meet their favorite players, play games and get excited for the season.

The Milwaukee Brewers announced today that tickets for Brewers On Deck 2019 are now on sale. Set to take place on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Wisconsin Center, Brewers On Deck is the winter fan festival that bridges the gap between the Wisconsin winter and Spring Training.

In 2019, Brewers On Deck will be expanded to encompass a large kids' area on the main floor of the Wisconsin Center District. Young Brewers fans will have even more opportunities to meet their favorite players, play games and get excited for the season.

Back in 2019 is a special event called "Breakfast with the Brewers." Fans who purchase this unique ticket package will have an opportunity to eat breakfast with Brewers players, coaches and alumni prior to the start of Brewers On Deck. Each table will include at least one player, coach, personality or alumnus. Attendees will receive a ticket to the main Brewers On Deck event, plus a special autographed and engraved bat as well as a photo with the player/coach/alumnus who dines at their table. This opportunity will only be available to a small number of fans (priced at $175, available in advance only) and will go on sale as an add-on option when fans purchase their Brewers On Deck advance tickets.

Advance tickets for Brewers On Deck are $17 for adults and $12 for children 14 and under. Tickets on the day of the event are $22 for adults and $17 for children 14 and under. A portion of the proceeds from Brewers On Deck and Breakfast with the Brewers will benefit Brewers Community Foundation. 

Tickets for Brewers On Deck may be purchased at Brewers.com/ondeck, by calling 414-902-4000, and at the Miller Park Box Office.

Fans who purchase a ticket before December 1 will receive a voucher for a ticket to a select 2019 Brewers home game.

Brewers On Deck will feature a number of activities for the entire family. Autographs and photos from Brewers players, coaches and alumni, interactive games, Q&A sessions and game shows with Brewers players, coaches and broadcasters, vendor booths with baseball memorabilia, the Brewers Community Foundation Treasure Hunt and live auction, as well as many other activities will all be a part of Brewers On Deck.

More details regarding player appearances and event activities will be released later.

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Brewers announce Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers have announced the recipients of the 2018 Robin Yount Performance Awards, presented annually to the organization's top minor league performers. Right-handed pitcher Zack Brown was named Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Year and center fielder Corey Ray was named Brewers Minor League Player of the Year. The pair play for the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers, who are currently competing in the Southern League Championship Series.

"Zack and Corey were both tremendous all year long," said Milwaukee Brewers Farm Director Tom Flanagan. "Their contributions stood out on a very talented Biloxi team, and helped propel them to the Southern League Championship Series. Corey was fully healthy and that allowed him to display his tools as well as rack up some impressive numbers. Zack is a premium competitor and that, combined with the type of talent he possesses, makes him a pretty special package."

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers have announced the recipients of the 2018 Robin Yount Performance Awards, presented annually to the organization's top minor league performers. Right-handed pitcher Zack Brown was named Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Year and center fielder Corey Ray was named Brewers Minor League Player of the Year. The pair play for the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers, who are currently competing in the Southern League Championship Series.

"Zack and Corey were both tremendous all year long," said Milwaukee Brewers Farm Director Tom Flanagan. "Their contributions stood out on a very talented Biloxi team, and helped propel them to the Southern League Championship Series. Corey was fully healthy and that allowed him to display his tools as well as rack up some impressive numbers. Zack is a premium competitor and that, combined with the type of talent he possesses, makes him a pretty special package."

Brown finished the year 9-1 with a 2.44 ERA (125.2ip, 34er) with 36 walks and 116 strikeouts in 22 games (21 starts) with the Shuckers. The 22-year-old led both the Southern League and organization in ERA. He also ranked among league leaders in WHIP (2nd, 1.04), opponent batting average (2nd, .207) and fewest walks per nine innings for starting pitchers (2nd, 9.91).

The Brewers fifth-round selection from the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Kentucky was named Southern League Most Outstanding Pitcher as well as both a midseason and postseason All-Star. In addition, he was named the league's Pitcher of the Week for June 12-17 after tossing a complete game 1-hitter and striking out 8 in a 5-0 win over the Mississippi Braves.

Brown was also selected as the organization's Pitcher of the Month for May, going 3-0 with a 1.62 ERA (39ip, 7er), 12 walks and 34 strikeouts in 6 starts. He was signed by area scout Jeff Simpson.

Ray ended his third year in the Brewers system with an .801 OPS in 135 games with Biloxi. The 23-year-old finished his campaign first in the Southern League in home runs (27), extra-base hits (66), steals (37), total bases (254), slugging percentage (.477) and tied for first in doubles (32). He placed second in runs (86) and games, third in hits (127) and fourth in RBI (74) and triples (7). This led to his selection as the league's MVP. Ray was both a midseason and postseason All-Star and was also selected as the circuit's Player of the Month for July (29 games, .273/.333/.628, 11 HR, 27 RBI, 13 SB) and Player of the Week for July 16-22 (6 games, .478/.520/1.043, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 3 SB).

The outfielder was selected as the Brewers first selection (fifth overall) in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Louisville. He was also signed by Jeff Simpson.

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Brewers step up to fight childhood cancer

MILWAUKEE - On Saturday, September 15, the Brewers along with Aurora Health Care®, Northwestern Mutual, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company and several community partners including The MACC Fund, Alex's Lemonade Stand and Gold In September (G9), will raise awareness for childhood cancer research and treatment with a stadium-wide, navy-and-gold visual.

Blue and gold placards will be placed on seats throughout the stadium, with detailed instructions on when and how to display it. At the end of the fourth inning, fans will be asked to hold up their placard. A collage will form to create an image of gold ribbons against a blue background. Gold is the international color for pediatric cancer. With help from fans, the Brewers will help raise awareness as well as inspire action for childhood cancer initiatives.

MILWAUKEE - On Saturday, September 15, the Brewers along with Aurora Health Care®, Northwestern Mutual, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company and several community partners including The MACC Fund, Alex's Lemonade Stand and Gold In September (G9), will raise awareness for childhood cancer research and treatment with a stadium-wide, navy-and-gold visual.

Blue and gold placards will be placed on seats throughout the stadium, with detailed instructions on when and how to display it. At the end of the fourth inning, fans will be asked to hold up their placard. A collage will form to create an image of gold ribbons against a blue background. Gold is the international color for pediatric cancer. With help from fans, the Brewers will help raise awareness as well as inspire action for childhood cancer initiatives.

That same day, the Brewers will collaborate with the American Cancer Society to host Coaches vs. Cancer Night. Fans who purchase the Theme Night ticket package will receive an Ed Sedar mini-bobblehead, featuring the Brewers third base coach in purple sneakers. All ticket package purchasers will be invited to walk the warning track in celebration of their support in the fight against cancer. To top it off, the Crew will make a donation to the American Cancer Society for every ticket package sold.

In addition, Gold In September and the American Cancer Society will be on hand to collect donations from fans. Volunteers will set up tables on the concourse and will provide fans with more information on how they can get involved in the fight as well as accept financial contributions.

The awareness event is part of Major League Baseball's larger campaign. Along with the Brewers, clubs across the league have dedicated a special Childhood Cancer Awareness Day in recognition of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

On September 1, in partnership with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and MLB, the Brewers and other clubs helped raise awareness for the fight against childhood cancer by having players, coaches, umpires and grounds crew members wear gold ribbon decals and wristbands. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children aged 15 and under. Every day, an estimated 36 new children are diagnosed with cancer in the United States alone.

In collaboration with Major League Baseball and Starlight Children's Foundation, hospitals selected by many clubs, including the Brewers, each received a donation of 200 club-themed Starlight Gowns, which replaced traditional hospital garments with high-quality, comfortable and brightly colored gowns for children undergoing treatment. MLB donated an additional 3,000 Starlight Gowns to clubs to distribute to local children's hospitals or hospital pediatric cancer care units.

This is not the first time the Brewers have stepped up to the plate to fight pediatric cancer. In 2016, the Brewers teamed up with Gold In September to host the "Grow Gold Game" at Miller Park. The team lit up Miller Park in gold, while raising awareness for various initiatives.

Tickets are limited for the Coaches vs. Cancer package, and only those who purchase the special Theme Night ticket package are eligible to receive that game's promotional item. To purchase tickets please visit Brewers.com/themenights.

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The "Hunt for October" is on for a limited time only, fans can guarantee their tickets to the postseason

September baseball is heating up at Miller Park with the Postseason on the line. With less than three weeks remaining in the regular season, the "Hunt for October" continues and Brewers fans can now secure their 2018 playoff tickets by placing a deposit on a 2019 Season Ticket Plan. 

"There's nothing like the atmosphere of Postseason baseball, and as we experienced in the past, demand for tickets exceeds capacity," said Milwaukee Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. "By placing a deposit on a Season Ticket Plan for 2019, fans can ensure their tickets for this year's October action at Miller Park." 

September baseball is heating up at Miller Park with the Postseason on the line. With less than three weeks remaining in the regular season, the "Hunt for October" continues and Brewers fans can now secure their 2018 playoff tickets by placing a deposit on a 2019 Season Ticket Plan. 

"There's nothing like the atmosphere of Postseason baseball, and as we experienced in the past, demand for tickets exceeds capacity," said Milwaukee Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. "By placing a deposit on a Season Ticket Plan for 2019, fans can ensure their tickets for this year's October action at Miller Park." 

In addition, fans who place a deposit will enjoy some of the best perks in baseball. The list of spectacular benefits includes top-flight seats for every game in your plan, ticket savings of up to 43% off the per-game price, exclusive rewards and experiences and so much more.

There are several options for 2019, each coming with rights to purchase tickets for the 2018 Postseason. Fans who place a deposit for a Full-Season Ticket Plan receive access to purchase a full strip for all Postseason games played at Miller Park, while fans who place a deposit on a 2019 20-Game Plan will receive access to purchase tickets to each game, with the exception of the World Series. 

Fans are encouraged to act now to secure their spot at Miller Park in October as this is a limited-time offer. Seats for the Postseason are limited and the offer will expire when tickets are sold out.  

To learn more about guaranteeing your spot for the Postseason with a 2019 season ticket plan, call 414-902-HITS or visit Brewers.com/TicketPlans today.

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Registration ends soon for Brewers Mini-Marathon

Half marathon, 10K and 5K set for Saturday, September 22

Time is running out to register for the Brewers Mini-Marathon, presented by PNC. The 7th annual event gives runners the option of conquering a half marathon, 10K or 5K. Each course leads participants through Miller Park along the warning track before finishing outside the ballpark on Frederick Miller Way. The races will take place on Saturday, September 22 starting at 7:00 a.m. CT and all participants will receive an exclusive race shirt and finishers' medal, as well as a ticket voucher to a select 2019 Brewers game.

Miller Park will open the field level seating bowl for spectators to join the excitement and cheer for their favorite runners as they come through the stadium and see themselves on the scoreboard. The Post-Race Tailgate Party in the Aaron Lot will include live music by Milwaukee's own Element 13, refreshments for purchase, displays by race sponsors and two free cold beers for each finisher over the age of 21.

Time is running out to register for the Brewers Mini-Marathon, presented by PNC. The 7th annual event gives runners the option of conquering a half marathon, 10K or 5K. Each course leads participants through Miller Park along the warning track before finishing outside the ballpark on Frederick Miller Way. The races will take place on Saturday, September 22 starting at 7:00 a.m. CT and all participants will receive an exclusive race shirt and finishers' medal, as well as a ticket voucher to a select 2019 Brewers game.

Miller Park will open the field level seating bowl for spectators to join the excitement and cheer for their favorite runners as they come through the stadium and see themselves on the scoreboard. The Post-Race Tailgate Party in the Aaron Lot will include live music by Milwaukee's own Element 13, refreshments for purchase, displays by race sponsors and two free cold beers for each finisher over the age of 21.

Exciting updates to the course were finalized in 2017 for the half marathon. Runners now make a loop in Walker's Point from miles three to five and complete an out-and-back on the Honey Creek Parkway before winding through Doyne Park at mile eleven. The 5K route changed as well with an extended section on the Hank Aaron State Trail for a change of scenery. Course information can be found at BrewersMini.com

Since inception, the Brewers Mini-Marathon has partnered with the MACC Fund and encouraged participants to fundraise in support of childhood cancer research. The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) has contributed over $60 million to childhood cancer and blood disorder research since 1976. Brewers Mini-Marathon participants have raised over $240,000 in the past six years.  

Volunteers are still needed for the event. Those who are interested can find more information and sign up for available shifts at BrewersMini.com.  

Online registration prices are $95 for the half marathon, $65 for the 10K and $40 for the 5K until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18. Race packets can be picked up during Packet Pick-Up at Miller Park on Thursday, September 20 and Friday, September 21. Last minute registrations will be accepted for the half marathon, 10K and 5K for $110/$80/$45, respectively at Packet Pick-Up if space is available.  

In addition to PNC, partners of the Brewers Mini-Marathon include West Bend Mutual, FS Wisconsin, WTMJ Radio, Rite Hite, Baker Tilly, Meijer Foods, Sky High Marketing, Organic Valley, Studio Gear, Heiser Automotive, Arena Americas, Gatorade and MillerCoors. Two All-Star sponsors will refuel runners at the finish line: Meijer Foods will provide water as well as salty and sweet snacks, while Organic Valley will offer string cheese and protein shakes. Brewers official health care sponsor Aurora Health Care will keep runners safe at medical tents along the race course and at the Post-Race Tailgate Party. Performance Running Outfitters, the official training partner of the race, will provide a pace team on the half marathon and 10K courses.  

Complete race details, a course map and other information can all be found at BrewersMini.com and Brewers.com. 

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Corey Knebel Named Brewers Nominee for the 2018 Roberto Clemente Award

Major League Baseball announced today that Corey Knebel was named the Brewers 2018 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award.

The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB Club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.

Major League Baseball announced today that Corey Knebel was named the Brewers 2018 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award.

The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB Club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.

Each Club nominates one current player to be considered for the Roberto Clemente Award in tribute to Clemente's achievements and character. Wednesday, September 5 marks the 17th annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente's legacy and to officially acknowledge local Club nominees of the Roberto Clemente Award. As part of the league-wide celebration, the Roberto Clemente Day logo will appear on the bases and official dugout lineup cards and a special tribute video will be played in ballparks.

In Milwaukee, Knebel has a passion for animal care and helping kids living with illness or developmental disabilities. For the past two years he has served as a base coach at the Miracle League of Milwaukee All-Star Game. The Miracle League allows all children to play organized baseball, regardless of ability. In addition, Knebel has donated to Autism Speaks, an advocacy organization that sponsors research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, government and the public. He helped bring over 100 families to a Brewers game this year.

Earlier this year, Corey and his wife, Danielle, purchased hats for kids living with cancer in support of the "Love Your Melon" apparel brand, which is dedicated to giving a hat to every child battling cancer in America and supporting the fight against pediatric cancer.

For the past three years, Corey served as an honorary chair for the Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals (MECA) Vest a K-9 Event. The event helped raise money to provide the Greenfield Police Department's dogs security vests for their protection while in the line of duty. 

Additionally, Knebel contributes financially each year to Brewers Community Foundation, the official charity of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, to support activities and programs targeted to youth recreation, health and education throughout Wisconsin. In addition to financial support, Corey donates time to several organizations throughout the season.

The league-wide winner of the Roberto Clemente Award, who will be announced during the 2018 World Series, will be selected among the group of nominees via a blue ribbon panel that includes individuals connected to the game. The blue ribbon panel includes Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., representatives from MLB-affiliated networks (MLB Network, FOX Sports, ESPN and TBS) and MLB.com, as well as Vera Clemente (the late Roberto's wife & MLB Goodwill Ambassador). Beginning on Roberto Clemente Day, fans can vote for the overall winner of the Roberto Clemente Award via a dedicated website. The site will feature bios of each of the nominees and will allow fans from Roberto Clemente Day on Wednesday, September 5 until Tuesday, September 18. The winner of the fan vote will count as one vote among those cast by the blue ribbon panel. Fans are encouraged to vote by visiting the following link: www.mlb.com/clemente21.

The concept of honoring Major League players for their philanthropic work was created in 1971 as the "Commissioner's Award." The recognition was renamed to the "Roberto Clemente Award" in 1973 in honor of the Hall of Famer and 15-time All-Star who died in a plane crash on New Year's Eve 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Major League Baseball has commemorated Roberto Clemente Day each September since 2002.

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BCF and Koos for Kids to build playground for children with disabilities

Groundbreaking ceremony set for today at 12:30 p.m.

Today, Brewers Community Foundation and Koos for Kids will announce a partnership with the Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI) to build a new, adaptive playground facility for children with physical and cognitive disabilities.

The adaptive playground will be utilized by children in MCFI's Pediatric Skilled Nursing program, which provides community-based skilled day nursing and education for children, from birth to age 21, who have highly complex medical conditions. A significant percentage of these children are tracheotomy and ventilator dependent, among the most fragile in our community. Their medical conditions range from seizures to severe respiratory problems resulting from prematurity to traumatic brain injury and other trauma.

Today, Brewers Community Foundation and Koos for Kids will announce a partnership with the Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI) to build a new, adaptive playground facility for children with physical and cognitive disabilities.

The adaptive playground will be utilized by children in MCFI's Pediatric Skilled Nursing program, which provides community-based skilled day nursing and education for children, from birth to age 21, who have highly complex medical conditions. A significant percentage of these children are tracheotomy and ventilator dependent, among the most fragile in our community. Their medical conditions range from seizures to severe respiratory problems resulting from prematurity to traumatic brain injury and other trauma.

Members of the media are invited to the groundbreaking ceremony today, September 4, at 12:30 p.m. at MCFI's main campus. It is located at the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Building on 2020 West Wells St. in Milwaukee. A reception will be hosted following the groundbreaking.

MCFI is a non-profit organization that delivers more than 30 programs, serving all ages and all disabilities, through education, employment and commercial service, long-term care, neurorehabilitation, health care and housing.

Koos for Kids is a charitable organization led by Marcus Hanel, the Crew's bullpen catcher. Hanel, otherwise known as "Koos," founded the non-profit in 2004 with the mission of helping terminally ill and disadvantaged children in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Brewers Community Foundation (BCF) is the non-profit, philanthropic arm of the Milwaukee Brewers. BCF harnesses the pride, passion, and commitment of Brewers fans, players, and other supporters to positively impact the lives of children and their families in Greater Milwaukee and Wisconsin. Funding efforts strategically extend financial support to nonprofits that provide quality programming in the areas of health, education, recreation, and basic needs.

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Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers named National League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich has been named the National League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason for the period ending September 2nd. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

Yelich posted a slash line of .444/.516/1.000 with seven runs scored, 12 hits, a double, a triple, four home runs, 14 RBI and two stolen bases over six games played to claim his second career NL Player of the Week Award, and second of the 2018 campaign (also July 29th). Among his NL counterparts, Yelich finished the period first in home runs, RBI, extra-base hits (6), slugging percentage and total bases (27); tied for first in hits and runs scored; tied for second in stolen bases; fifth in batting average; and sixth in on-base percentage. This is Milwaukee's second Player of the Week award this season, following Christian's honor earlier this season.

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich has been named the National League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason for the period ending September 2nd. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

Yelich posted a slash line of .444/.516/1.000 with seven runs scored, 12 hits, a double, a triple, four home runs, 14 RBI and two stolen bases over six games played to claim his second career NL Player of the Week Award, and second of the 2018 campaign (also July 29th). Among his NL counterparts, Yelich finished the period first in home runs, RBI, extra-base hits (6), slugging percentage and total bases (27); tied for first in hits and runs scored; tied for second in stolen bases; fifth in batting average; and sixth in on-base percentage. This is Milwaukee's second Player of the Week award this season, following Christian's honor earlier this season.

On Wednesday night against the Cincinnati Reds, Yelich batted a perfect 6-for-6 while completing the second cycle of the 2018 season, joining fellow All-Star Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox (August 9th). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the performance was the 321st cycle and the 78th 6-for-6 game since 1900. Since 1908, the 2018 All-Star became just the fourth player in Baseball to hit for the cycle while tallying six hits, joining Ian Kinsler (April 15, 2009), Rondell White (June 11, 1995) and Bobby Veach (September 17, 1920). In addition, the NL MVP candidate helped his team win on the defensive side by throwing a runner out at home, becoming the first player to do so and hit for the cycle in the same game since Johnny Callison of the Philadelphia Phillies on June 27, 1963. On Sunday, the 26-year-old outfielder finished his productive week by delivering the first grand slam of his career, and his 27th round-tripper of the season, to help lead Milwaukee to a 9-4 victory over the Washington Nationals. Since the All-Star break, Yelich, who was acquired from the Miami Marlins this past offseason, has registered 16 home runs and 40 RBI. Entering play today, the California native is the only player in the NL, and one of three players in the Majors, to be batting .315-or-better with 28 doubles and 27 home runs thus far in 2018, joined by fellow All-Stars Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez of the Boston Red Sox.

Other noteworthy performances last week included All-Stars Javier Báez (.357, 6 R, 10 H, 4 XBH) and Anthony Rizzo (.407, 7 R, 2 2B, 2 HR) of the Chicago Cubs; All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett (.500, 5 R, 12 H, 6 RBI) of the Cincinnati Reds; outfielder Hunter Renfroe (.333, 5 R, 3 HR, 8 RBI) of the San Diego Padres; starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (1-0, 3.00 ERA, 15.0 IP, 17 SO) of the New York Mets; and rookie outfielder Juan Soto (.478, 11 H, 3 XBH, 6 RBI) of the Nationals.

In recognition of his National League Player of the Week Award, Christian Yelich will be awarded a watch courtesy of Rockwell.

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Miller Park offers a variety of new healthy food choices

Fresh whole fruit, veggie tacos and salads highlight the various options

This year, the Brewers and Aurora Health Care® have teamed up to offer a number of delicious healthy food options throughout the ballpark. 

These options include fresh whole fruit at select concession stands, veggie tacos at the J. Agave's Tacos stands and salads from the new Roots for the Home Team "Salads" food cart. 

This year, the Brewers and Aurora Health Care® have teamed up to offer a number of delicious healthy food options throughout the ballpark. 

These options include fresh whole fruit at select concession stands, veggie tacos at the J. Agave's Tacos stands and salads from the new Roots for the Home Team "Salads" food cart. 

The new "Salads" cart brings fresh, locally grown produce and salads to Miller Park. Roots for the Home Team works with urban youth garden programs to enhance the vital work they do to help shape kids' lives. The program uses vegetables and herbs grown by youth in the area and supplements with produce from local farmers. 

Fans can also pick up other assorted salads, caprese and turkey sandwiches, hummus, mint fruit cups, pickle snacks, fruit snacks, SkinnyPop popcorn and Sargento® Balanced Breaks® at Marketplace stands located on the Field Level and the PNC Club Level. 

In order to find the closest healthy choices to their seats, fans can simply log onto the MLB.com Ballpark App and use the Aurora Health Care "Healthy Ballpark Choices" option in the Food & Beverage finder within the app. This, along with the "Food Finder," "Beer Finder" and "Drink Finder" allows fans to search for all of the food and beverage offerings at Miller Park in a fast and convenient way. Fans just need to enter their seat location and the app will show the most convenient stand nearby that offers the item they desire. 

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Brewers Announce 2019 Spring Training Schedule

Brewers to Play First Game at Renovated Maryvale Baseball Park on February 26 vs. San Diego

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced the team's 2019 Spring Training schedule, which begins on Saturday, February 23 against the Chicago Cubs. The Crew will open up the newly-renovated Maryvale Baseball Park on Tuesday, February 26 against the San Diego Padres.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Phoenix on Wednesday, February 13 and position players have a report date of Monday, February 18. The first full-team workout is set for Tuesday, February 19.

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced the team's 2019 Spring Training schedule, which begins on Saturday, February 23 against the Chicago Cubs. The Crew will open up the newly-renovated Maryvale Baseball Park on Tuesday, February 26 against the San Diego Padres.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Phoenix on Wednesday, February 13 and position players have a report date of Monday, February 18. The first full-team workout is set for Tuesday, February 19.

The Spring Training home of the Crew will have a brand new look in 2019. In November of last year, the Phoenix City Council voted in favor of a plan to renovate Maryvale Baseball Park, which has served as the Spring Training home of the Milwaukee Brewers since 1998. The plan keeps the Club in Maryvale through at least the year 2042, the second-longest commitment in the Cactus League.

Construction began in late March and will be completed by the start of 2019 Spring Training.

The Brewers are investing over $60 million in the construction phase of the program, and have assumed operation and maintenance (as well as related costs) of the facility. The city of Phoenix will allocate $2 million each year for the next five years for renovations, and the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority will contribute approximately $5.7 million.

The 2019 season marks the 22nd spring for the Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, Arizona. Home games are scheduled to begin at 1:05 p.m. local time (AZ). The schedule consists of a total of 31 games (15 at home/16 road games).

Information regarding ticket prices, on-sale dates as well as the broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date. Fans can visit Brewers.com/spring for additional information.

Please note that games and times are subject to change.

To see the construction progress of the new Spring Training home of the Brewers, fans can view time-lapse videos and a live stream of the site at Brewers.com/ConstructionCam. Fans are also encouraged to follow along on Twitter at @MaryvaleBP.

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Brewers celebrate Spring Training construction progress with "Topping Out" ceremony

MILWAUKEE -- Earlier this morning, the Milwaukee Brewers and Mortenson hosted a "Topping Out" ceremony to commemorate the last beam put in place on the top of the new Spring Training home of the Milwaukee Brewers in Phoenix, Arizona.

The final beam was signed by representatives of the Milwaukee Brewers, City of Phoenix, Mortenson and HKS and was lifted into place on top of what will be the brand new home clubhouse of the Brewers.

MILWAUKEE -- Earlier this morning, the Milwaukee Brewers and Mortenson hosted a "Topping Out" ceremony to commemorate the last beam put in place on the top of the new Spring Training home of the Milwaukee Brewers in Phoenix, Arizona.

The final beam was signed by representatives of the Milwaukee Brewers, City of Phoenix, Mortenson and HKS and was lifted into place on top of what will be the brand new home clubhouse of the Brewers.

The ceremony recognized the achievement and celebrated a safe project site with zero injuries to date. The practice of a Topping Out ceremony dates back to the ancient Scandinavian religious rite of placing a tree atop a new building to appease the tree-dwelling spirits displaced in construction. Often, the tree is placed with flags and streamers tied to it.

"Today, we mark a significant milestone in the renovation and construction progress at Maryvale Baseball Park," said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. "On behalf of the Brewers, I would like to thank Mortenson, the City of Phoenix, HKS, IFG and everybody else who has thus far helped make this project a success. The progress is visually stunning and we look forward to the next milestone when we cut the ribbon to open this state-of-the-art facility."

"Mortenson is proud to partner with the Brewers and the City of Phoenix, as well as all HKS and all of our trade partners on this project," said Ben Goetter, vice president and general manager at Mortenson. "The Topping Out is always a rewarding time to acknowledge all of the hard work, as well as recognize the team's commitment to safety on the project site. We look forward to seeing this ballpark continue to transform into an experience the entire community will enjoy come next spring."

FACTS & FIGURES
- 424 tons of fabricated steel have been used for the project
- 12,793 yards of concrete have been poured
- 19,288 man-hours have been worked to date
- 652 team members who have gone through orientation to make this project a success

In November of 2017, the Phoenix City Council voted in favor of a plan to renovate Maryvale Baseball Park, which has served as the Spring Training home of the Milwaukee Brewers since 1998. The plan keeps the Club in Maryvale through at least the year 2042, the second-longest commitment in the Cactus League.

Construction began in late March and will be substantially completed by the start of 2019 Spring Training.

The Brewers are investing over $60 million in the construction phase of the program, and have assumed operation and maintenance (as well as related costs) of the facility. The city of Phoenix will allocate $2 million each year for the next five years for renovations, and the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority will contribute approximately $5.7 million.

Maryvale Baseball Park opened in 1998. The facility is built on more than 60 acres of land donated by John F. Long Properties and is located off North 51st Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix, Arizona.

Renderings created by project architects HKS may be accessed by clicking here. International Facilities Group is serving as Owner's Rep for the project.

To see the construction progress of the new Spring Training home of the Brewers, fans can view time-lapse videos and a live stream of the site at Brewers.com/ConstructionCam. Fans are also encouraged to follow along on Twitter at @MaryvaleBP. Photos from today's event will be posted there as well.

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