Oakland’s Brewers Wall of Honor
I just liked a nonsensical title like that but today the Milwaukee Brewers announced that they are creating a Brewers Wall of Honor which is meant to recognize players who made contributions to the Brewers by being mainstays not necessarily the prime attraction. As a baseball guy, I love this. How many times do you with your friends shout out the names of somewhat obscure players to “Hall of the Very Good” types, and reminisce? Now Brewers fans can do that for the guys who were outsized players in their memories if not in their accomplishments.
As reported by Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the requirements for entrance are quite simple:
Individuals will qualify for the Wall of Honor by meeting any of the following criteria:
*2,000 or more plate appearances
*1,000 or more innings pitched
*250 appearances as a pitcher
*Winner of a major award (MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, or Fireman of the Year)
*Manager of a pennant-winning team
*Individuals memorialized with statues on the Miller Park Plaza
*Members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame who played for or managed the Brewers
I wonder what this would look like for the Oakland A’s? I imagine quite a few cool names. So let’s change a few things. As much as I want to honor Oakland A’s HOFers who played for the Brewers (Rollie Fingers we are looking at you!) we’ll change any Brewer specific mention to an Oakland A’s one. Here goes the 76 A’s who make it to the Oakland “Brewers Wall of Honor”:
Pitchers: Andrew Bailey, Jerry Blevins, Vida Blue, Chad Bradford, Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, Keith Foulke, Buddy Groom, Ken Holtzman, Rick Honeycutt, Tim Hudson, Catfish Hunter, Matt Keough, Billy Koch, Rick Langford, Paul Lindblad, Steve McCatty, Mike Mohler, Mark Mulder, Gene Nelson, Mike Norris, Blue Moon Odom, Dave Stewart, Huston Street, Don Sutton, Billy Taylor, Bob Welch, Curt Young, Barry Zito.