Uecker Magic 8-Ball Headlines Five All-Fan Giveaways; Two All-Kid Giveaways Introduced;
Eight Additional Giveaways on Tap for First 20,000 Fans
The Milwaukee Brewers today announced a variety of promotional items for the 2017 season, including five All-Fan Giveaways, two All-Kid Giveaways and eight additional promotions for the first 20,000 fans in attendance. The schedule is highlighted by three Bobbleheads, a Bob Uecker Magic 8-Ball, a replica batting practice pullover and much more.
The Brewers will continue to offer “Free-Shirt Fridays” for the first 20,000 fans, marking the fourth straight season of the popular giveaway. Five different T-shirts will be given away throughout the season, including one per month on select Friday home games from April through August. The designs include a long sleeve T-shirt on April 28, a ¾ sleeve T-shirt on May 26, a fan design T-shirt on June 16 (more details to be announced), a replica jersey on July 14 and a performance T-shirt on August 11.
The All-Fan Giveaways begin with a Jonathan Villar Bobblehead on April 23 when the Brewers host the St. Louis Cardinals. The Bobblehead features Villar as the stolen base champion after he led the Major Leagues with 62 stolen bases in 2016. Villar became the third player in franchise history to lead the majors in stolen bases, joining Tommy Harper (73 in 1969) and Scott Podsednik (70 in 2004). The Bobblehead comes complete with a counter to tally up the steals for the Brewers infielder.
On April 30, all kids will receive an Orlando Arcia face portrait wristband. This is the first of two All-Kid Giveaways scheduled in 2017 with kids ages 14 and under eligible for the giveaways.
Eight giveaways are designated for the first 20,000 fans in attendance (including the five Free-Shirt Fridays). The first of these will come on Mother’s Day, May 14, as the first 20,000 fans will receive a Brewers wristlet.
All fans in attendance for the May 28 game will receive a Robin Yount Motorcycle Bobblehead. Yount, an avid motorcyclist, is depicted on the Bobblehead with the memorable image of him riding around the County Stadium warning track following the 1982 World Series celebration.
On June 4, the first 20,000 fans will receive a replica batting practice pullover as the Brewers host the Los Angeles Dodgers. Two weeks later on Father’s Day, the first 20,000 fans at the June 18 game against the San Diego Padres will receive a Brewers golf umbrella.
The third All-Fan Giveaway will be distributed on July 2 when the Brewers host the Miami Marlins on Zach Davies Bobblehead Day. In his first full Major League season in 2016, Davies led the team with 11 wins, which ranked tied for second among Major League rookies.
On July 16, all fans will receive a 1982 American League Championship replica ring in commemoration of the 35th Anniversary of the Brewers’ pennant-winning season.
Fans won’t want to miss the game on Sunday, August 13 against the Cincinnati Reds as all fans in attendance will receive a Bob Uecker Magic 8-Ball. This giveaway is a nod to Uecker’s #8 jersey, which he wore with the Milwaukee Braves from 1962-63, and will feature a variety of famous “Ueckerisms” from “Mr. Baseball.” The item is modeled after the classic toy, but with a Brewers and Uecker twist.
The second All-Kid Giveaway is set for September 3 against the Washington Nationals. All kids will receive a Velcro Toss and Catch Game with the paddle in the shape of the Brewers “ball-in-glove” logo.
The complete promotional schedule for the 2017 season will be announced at a later date. For more information about the 2017 giveaway schedule and information on various ticket plans, fans are encouraged to visit Brewers.com/giveaways.