Brewers announce 2012 Miller Park Walk of Fame results

MILWAUKEE, WIS. – For the second consecutive year, no former Brewers or Braves players earned enough votes for induction into the Miller Park Walk of Fame.  Candidates must be named on 75% of the returned ballots to be elected.

 

The closest candidate in 2012 was former Braves shortstop Johnny Logan, who received 61.5% of the vote (24 votes).  Former Brewers also finishing with a strong showing were Teddy Higuera (51.3%, 20 votes) and Geoff Jenkins (48.7%, 19 votes).  This year marked the first time that Jenkins was on the ballot and eligible for election.

 

Nine former Brewers (but no Braves) did not exceed the necessary 5% of the vote to remain on the 2013 ballot.  A total of 39 ballots were returned this year and there were nine Braves and 34 Brewers 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 2013.

 

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 complete list of voting totals is attached.

 

 

2012 Brewers Walk of Fame

TOTAL BALLOTS

39

   

LAST

FIRST

VOTES

PERCENTAGE

Augustine

Jerry

5

12.8%

Bamberger

George

16

41.0%

Bando

Sal

6

15.4%

Burnitz

Jeromy

2

5.1%

Caldwell

Mike

15

38.5%

Capellan

Jose

0

0.0%

Casanova

Raul

0

0.0%

Castro

Bill

2

5.1%

Cirillo

Jeff

17

43.6%

Clark

Brady

0

0.0%

Deer

Rob

2

5.1%

Garner

Phil

5

12.8%

Haas

Moose

4

10.3%

Higuera

Teddy

20

51.3%

Hisle

Larry

7

17.9%

Jenkins

Geoff

19

48.7%

King

Ray

0

0.0%

Lezcano

Sixto

5

12.8%

Moore

Charlie

6

15.4%

Nieves

Juan

1

2.6%

Obermueller

Wes

1

2.6%

Oglivie

Ben

12

30.8%

Plesac

Dan

12

30.8%

Schroeder

Bill

2

5.1%

Scott

George

4

10.3%

Sexson

Richie

0

0.0%

Simmons

Ted

12

30.8%

Slaton

Jim

10

25.6%

Surhoff

B.J.

4

10.3%

Sveum

Dale

3

7.7%

Turnbow

Derrick

0

0.0%

Vaughn

Greg

9

23.1%

Vuckovich

Pete

14

35.9%

Wise

Matt

0

0.0%

 

 

 

 

2010 Braves Walk of Fame

TOTAL BALLOTS

39

   

LAST

FIRST

VOTES

PERCENTAGE

Adcock

Joe

19

48.7%

Bruton

William

2

5.1%

Buhl

Robert

4

10.3%

Crandall

Del

8

20.5%

Haney

Fred

3

7.7%

Logan

John

24

61.5%

Mantilla

Felix

4

10.3%

Pafko

Andy

2

5.1%

Torre

Frank

2

5.1%