Past, present players set for Brewers On Deck

Winter fan fest will include autograph/photo sessions, interactive games and more

Past, present players set for Brewers On Deck

More than 50 Brewers players, alumni, coaches and broadcasters, including Hall of Famers Rollie Fingers and Robin Yount, are expected to attend the winter fan fest, Brewers On Deck, to be held Jan. 31 at the Wisconsin Center.

Besides Fingers and Yount, the list of alumni expected to attend also includes Don August, Jerry Augustine, Jim Gantner, Larry Hisle, Davey Nelson, Gorman Thomas and Greg Vaughn.

Brewers players who will take part in the winter fan fest include: Ryan Braun, Jacob Barnes, Yhonathan Barrios, Michael Blazek, Keon Broxton, Chris Carter, Garin Cecchini, Trent Clark, Clint Coulter, Tyler Cravy, Zach Davies, Ramon Flores, Scooter Gennett, David Goforth, Junior Guerra, Josh Hader, Adrian Houser, Jeremy Jeffress, Taylor Jungmann, Corey Knebel, Jorge Lopez, Damien Magnifico, Martin Maldonado, Jimmy Nelson, Shane Peterson, Brett Phillips, Michael Reed, Domingo Santana, Will Smith, Tyler Thornburg and Colin Walsh.

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Manager Craig Counsell and his staff, including new pitching coach Derek Johnson, new first-base coach Carlos Subero, new bench coach Pat Murphy and new coach Jason Lane, also will attend the event. They'll be joined by hitting coach Darnell Coles, third-base coach Ed Sedar and bullpen coach Lee Tunnell.

Brewers On Deck will feature activities for the entire family, including autograph and photo sessions with players, coaches and alumni, plus interactive games in the Kids Area and question-and-answer sessions. There will be a Brewers Community Foundation Treasure Hunt, a 50/50 raffle, a live auction and more.

The Brewers also will unveil a new book, "Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood Our City," published by SHARP Literacy, Inc. and sponsored by the Brewers Community Foundation and Braun. The book tells the story of two children who share their differing experiences of Milwaukee and are attempting to figure out how they fit in. The story also features informational sections that weave together iconic Milwaukee institutions and neighborhood-based landmarks with important themes in common.

Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for children 14 and under, while tickets on the day of the event are $20 for adults and $15 for children. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Brewers Community Foundation.

Food donations also will be accepted through Hunger Task Force, and donations can be dropped off at the two main entrances to the Wisconsin Center, located at Fourth Street and Wisconsin Avenue, and Fourth Street and Wells Street.

For fans interested in getting autographs, recipients of "Premier" autographs will be chosen through a random selection process. Players involved in the "Premier" class will be announced at a later date. Each fan in attendance will receive one "Premier" entry sheet, which may be redeemed at the random selection area outside the main exhibit hall of the Wisconsin Center.

The "Premier" entry sheet will be exchanged for a numbered coupon to be entered into the random selection process for any one of the select Brewers players. Coupon distribution will be available at 8 a.m. CT the day of the event and will continue up to an hour before each designated autograph session.

There is no cost for coupons to enter the random selection process. However, fans holding winning coupons must pay $25 at the respective autograph stage to collect their player signature. There will be 250 winners for each of the autograph sessions. The winning ticket numbers will be posted at the designated autograph stage no less than 30 minutes prior to each player's session.

Players and staff not included in the "Premier" autograph list will not use the random selection process. Each of these players will sign 250 autographs at prices ranging from free to $10. A schedule of players, their session times, and distribution information will be posted later. The autograph opportunities are for signatures on photo cards provided by the team. For additional information, visit brewers.com/ondeck.

Autograph proceeds benefit the Brewers Community Foundation. Fans should note that cash is the only acceptable form of payment for autographs. The Brewers cannot guarantee that any player will sign other memorabilia, and personalization of items is solely up to the discretion of each player.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.