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Official Release: Teddy Higuera Voted Onto Walk of Fame

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The Milwaukee Brewers today announced that pitcher Teddy Higuera will be honored this season as he has been voted as the newest member of the Miller Park Walk of Fame.  A total of 32 votes were cast and Higuera received 25 votes (78.1%), exceeding the threshold of 65% needed for election.

Higuera fell just two votes shy of election last year.

A lifetime Brewer, Higuera played nine seasons with the team.  He started his career in 1985 and went 15-8 with a 3.90 ERA with 127 strikeouts, while finishing as the American League runner-up for Rookie of the Year. The following season, Higuera posted a 20 win season, going 20-11 with a 2.79 ERA, with 207 strikeouts and 17 complete games.  He earned All-Star honors and finished second on the Cy Young Award ballot.  Higuera followed his success by setting the franchise record for strikeouts in a season with 240 in 1987, as he went 18-10 with a 3.85 ERA.  He went 94-64 with 3.61 ERA in his career, and currently ranks third among franchise leaders in career wins and strikeouts (1,081).

“We are thrilled to honor Teddy Higuera with a plaque on the Miller Park Walk of Fame,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “Teddy was a lifetime Brewer, and he still ranks among franchise leaders in many pitching statistics. Just as important, though, is that he’s always been an engaging personality and a terrific representative of those who have worn the Brewers uniform. We look forward to his return to Milwaukee and the opportunity to recognize his achievements with a permanent marker at Miller Park.”

Higuera will travel to Milwaukee and be recognized for the honor in a pre-game ceremony on Friday, August 14 as the Brewers face the Phillies at 7:10 pm.

Joe Adcock (20 votes) and Mike Caldwell (17) were the closest to qualifying among eligible former players and coaches.

There were a total of 29 Brewers players and seven Braves players on the ballot. The ballots included on-field personnel who wore a Brewers or Braves uniform for a minimum of three seasons but have been retired from playing/managing roles for at least three seasons. All players and managers receiving votes on at least 5% of the ballots will remain eligible in 2016.

Past inductees include Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount in 2001; Commissioner Bud Selig and Cecil Cooper in 2002; Bob Uecker and Harry Dalton in 2003; Jim Gantner and Gorman Thomas in 2004; Don Money and Harvey Kuenn in 2005; Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn and John Quinn in 2007 (the first year that former Braves players appeared on the ballot); Lew Burdette in 2010 and Johnny Logan in 2013.

Each inductee is honored with a granite plaque that is placed into the terrace area walkway that surrounds Miller Park.

The full results are as follows:

Brewers:

NAME – VOTES – PERCENTAGE

Jerry Augustine – 2 – 6.3%

George Bamberger – 15 – 46.9%

Sal Bando – 7 – 21.9%

Russell Branyan – 0 – 0.0%

Mike Caldwell – 17 – 53.1%

Bill Castro – 4 – 12.5%

Jeff Cirillo – 10 – 31.3%

Craig Counsell – 5 – 15.6%

Doug Davis – 0 – 0.0%

Mark DiFelice – 0 – 0.0%

Phil Garner – 1 – 3.1%

Wes Helms – 0 – 0.0%

Teddy Higuera - 25 – 78.1%

Larry Hisle – 4 – 12.5%

Geoff Jenkins – 16 – 50.0%

Sixto Lezcano – 4 – 12.5%

Mark Loretta – 8 – 25.0%

Charlie Moore – 5 – 15.6%

Ben Oglivie – 14 – 43.8%

Dan Plesac – 10 – 31.3%

Mike Rivera – 0 – 0.0%

Bill Schroeder – 3 – 9.4%

George Scott – 12 – 37.5%

Ted Simmons – 11 – 34.4%

Jim Slaton – 10 – 31.8%

Mitch Stetter – 0 – 0.0%

Dale Sveum – 4 – 13.80%

Greg Vaughn- 7 – 24.10%

Pete Vuckovich – 13 – 44.80%

Braves:

NAME – VOTES – PERCENTAGE

Joe Adcock – 20 – 62.5%

William Bruton – 2 – 6.3%

Robert Buhl – 6 – 18.8%

Del Crandall – 8 – 25.0%

Fred Haney – 6 – 18.8%

Felix Mantilla – 2 – 6.3%

Andy Pafko – 5 – 15.6%

Walk of Fame Voting Results, Brewers Have First Shutout of Year

Teddy Higuera and Joe Adcock Both Narrowly Miss Election

Official Release:

The Milwaukee Brewers announced today that there will not be an inductee to the Brewers Walk of Fame at Miller Park.  A total of 40 votes were received and no candidates received the 26 votes necessary (65%) for election.  Teddy Higuera (24 votes, 60%) and Joe Adcock (21 votes, 52.5%) were the closest to election.

Four former Brewers did not receive the necessary two votes to remain on the 2015 ballot.  There were a total of 26 Brewers players and seven Braves players on the ballot. The ballots included on-field personnel who wore a Brewers or Braves uniform for a minimum of three seasons but have been retired from playing/managing roles for at least three seasons. All players and managers receiving votes on at least 5% of the ballots will remain eligible in 2015.

Past inductees include Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount in 2001; Commissioner Bud Selig and Cecil Cooper in 2002; Bob Uecker and Harry Dalton in 2003; Jim Gantner and Gorman Thomas in 2004; Don Money and Harvey Kuenn in 2005; Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn and John Quinn in 2007 (the first year that former Braves players appeared on the ballot); Lew Burdette in 2010 and Johnny Logan in 2013.

Each inductee is honored with a granite plaque that is placed into the terrace area walkway that surrounds Miller Park.  The full results are as follows:

Player Name   Votes   Percentage

Jerry Augustine   7   17.5%

George Bamberger   20   50.0%

Sal Bando   3   7.5%

Ronnie Belliard   0   0.0%

Mike Caldwell   18    45.0%

Bill Castro   4   10.0%

Jeff Cirillo   14   35.0%

Phil Garner   5   12.5%

Gabe Gross   0   0.0%

Teddy Higuera   24   60.0%

Larry Hisle   5   12.5%

Geoff Jenkins   15   37.5%

Sixto Lezcano   5   12.5%

Mark Loretta   2   5.0%

Seth McClung   0   0.0%

Charlie Moore   5   12.5%

Ben Oglivie   14   35.0%

Dan Plesac   8   20.0%

David Riske   0   0.0%

Bill Schroeder   4   10.0%

George Scott   10   25.0%

Ted Simmons   14   35.0%

Jim Slaton   6   17.5%

Dale Sveum   6   17.5%

Greg Vaughn   6   17.5%

Pete Vuckovich   20   50.0%

Joe Adcock   21   52.5%

William Bruton   4   10.0%

Robert Buhl   5   12.5%

Del Crandall   11   27.5%

Fred Haney   2   5.0%

Felix Mantilla   3   7.5%

Andy Pafko   2   5.0%

Logan Induction Set For June

Former Milwaukee Braves shortstop Johnny Logan will be honored on Thursday, June 6 as the newest member of the Miller Park Walk of Fame. In January, the Brewers announced Logan received over 72% of the vote (32 votes) in Walk of Fame balloting, which includes members of the media throughout Wisconsin as well as Brewers executives.  Logan’s election marks the first time since Lew Burdette (2010) that a player will be inducted. 

Logan played in Milwaukee from 1953 – 1961 and appeared in four All-Star Games as a member of the Braves. For his 13 year career, Logan hit .268 with 93 home runs and 547 RBI.  He was a member of the Braves World Series Championship team in 1957 and the National League Championship team in 1958.  Logan was signed by the Boston Braves in 1947 and made his Major League debut with Boston in 1951.  After playing in Milwaukee, he played three seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Other past winners of the award include Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor, and Robin Yount in 2001; Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and Cecil Cooper in 2002; Bob Uecker and Harry Dalton in 2003; Jim Gantner and Gorman Thomas in 2004; Don Money and Harvey Kuenn in 2005; Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn and John Quinn in 2007 (the first year that former Braves players appeared on the ballot); and Lew Burdette in 2010.

Each inductee is honored with a granite plaque that is placed into the terrace area walkway that surrounds Miller Park.

Former Milwaukee Brave Johnny Logan to Be Inducted Into Miller Park Walk of Fame

loganFormer Milwaukee Braves shortstop Johnny Logan will be honored this summer as the newest member of the Miller Park Walk of Fame. Logan received over 72% of the vote (32 votes) in Walk of Fame balloting, which includes members of the media throughout Wisconsin as well as Brewers executives.

Logan’s election marks the first time since Lew Burdette (2010) that a player will be inducted.  Other players who received strong support this year included Braves first baseman Joe Adcock (27 votes, 61.4%) and Brewers pitcher Teddy Higuera (26 votes, 59.1%). Election requires votes from 65% of those who return ballots.

Logan played in Milwaukee from 1953 – 1961 and appeared in four All-Star Games as a member of the Braves. For his 13 year career, Logan hit .268 with 93 home runs and 547 RBI.  He was a member of the Braves World Series Championship team in 1957 and the National League Championship team in 1958.  Logan was signed by the Boston Braves in 1947 and made his Major League debut with Boston in 1951.  After playing in Milwaukee, he played three seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

“This is a very special honor for me to be honored in this great city, especially for this New York boy,” Logan said. I want to thank the greatest fans in baseball, and everyone in the media and community, for their support.”

Five former Brewers and one former Braves player did not receive the necessary three votes to remain on the 2014 ballot.  A total of 44 ballots were returned this year and there were a total of 26 Brewers players and nine Braves players on the ballot. The ballots included on-field personnel who wore a Brewers or Braves uniform for a minimum of three seasons but have been retired from playing/managing roles for at least three seasons. All players and managers receiving votes on at least 5% of the ballots will remain eligible in 2014.

“Johnny is one of the all-time great personalities of the game, and this is a special opportunity for us to honor someone who still calls Milwaukee home,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “We congratulate Johnny and look forward to his induction later this summer.”

Other past winners of the award include Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount in 2001; Commissioner Bud Selig and Cecil Cooper in 2002; Bob Uecker and Harry Dalton in 2003; Jim Gantner and Gorman Thomas in 2004; Don Money and Harvey Kuenn in 2005; Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn and John Quinn in 2007 (the first year that former Braves players appeared on the ballot); and Lew Burdette in 2010.

A date for Logan’s induction, which will take place prior to a Brewers home game, will be announced in the near future. Each inductee is honored with a granite plaque that is placed into the terrace area walkway that surrounds Miller Park.

A complete list of voting totals is listed below.

TOTAL BALLOTS 44
BREWERS
LAST FIRST

VOTES

PERCENTAGE

Augustine Jerry

3

6.8%

Bamberger George

19

43.2%

Bando Sal

8

18.2%

Burnitz Jeromy

2

4.5%

Caldwell Mike

18

40.9%

Castro Bill

4

9.1%

Cirillo Jeff

19

43.2%

Deer Rob

0

0.0%

Garner Phil

5

11.4%

Haas Moose

2

4.5%

Higuera Teddy

26

59.1%

Hisle Larry

7

15.9%

Jenkins Geoff

17

38.6%

Lezcano Sixto

3

6.8%

Moore Charlie

6

13.6%

Oglivie Ben

13

29.5%

Plesac Dan

12

27.3%

Schroeder Bill

3

6.8%

Scott George

9

20.5%

Simmons Ted

11

25.0%

Slaton Jim

7

15.9%

Surhoff B.J.

2

4.5%

Sveum Dale

3

6.8%

Vaughn Greg

7

15.9%

Vuckovich Pete

14

31.8%

Weathers David

0

0.0%

BRAVES
LAST FIRST

VOTES

PERCENTAGE

Adcock Joe

27

61.4%

Bruton William

4

9.1%

Buhl Robert

4

9.1%

Crandall Del

10

22.7%

Haney Fred

6

13.6%

Logan John

32

72.7%

Mantilla Felix

3

6.8%

Pafko Andy

3

6.8%

Torre Frank

0

0.0%

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