Brewers pay tribute to past with new Wall of Honor

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 13, 2014 at 8:15 pm •  Published: June 13, 2014
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hall of Famers Hank Aaron, Robin Yount and Rollie Fingers have joined baseball Commissioner Bud Selig as some of the inaugural honorees on the Milwaukee Brewers' Wall of Honor.

The plaques on exterior facade of Miller Park were unveiled before Friday's game against the Cincinnati Reds.

Selig owned the Brewers before taking over as commissioner. The Milwaukee native bought the Seattle Pilots, and the team became the Brewers in 1970.

Selig has a plaque on the Brewers' new honor roll, along with 57 others who met the organization's criteria.

Fingers won the Cy Young and AL MVP awards as the closer in Milwaukee in 1981. He says the wall is educational for fans, a place to catch up on team history.

"The one in Cooperstown is a harder to get," Fingers joked at a reception after the honorees got the first peek at the area. "But it's a great wall. ... A lot of the fans probably didn't know of the any of the guys that were playing in the late 60s, early 70s, so now they can read up on them, who they were and what they did to promote Milwaukee Brewer baseball."