Brewers Fan Randy Bartels Wins “Ignite The Streak” Contest

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Paul Molitor’s franchise-record 39-game hitting streak, the Brewers and MLB.com recently held an “Ignite the Streak” promotion at Brewers.com.  From Saturday, July 14 through Saturday, August 25 (the 25th anniversary of the 39th consecutive game that Molitor recorded a hit), fans could choose a Brewers player that they felt would get a hit for each game day.

Randy Bartels, a resident of Oelwein, Iowa, was the winner of the contest with a 19-game streak. His prize is the use of a Club Level suite for his guests for this Saturday’s game against the Pirates. His streak began on Saturday, July 14 vs. Pittsburgh when he selected Aramis Ramirez to get a hit and concluded on Saturday, August 4 at St. Louis when he selected Corey Hart.  Over the course of the streak, he chose Hart most often (7 times), followed by Ramirez (4), Norichika Aoki (3), Carlos Gomez (3), Ryan Braun (2) and Nyjer Morgan (1).  A recap of Bartels’ selections is below.

The second-longest streak was 18 games and two fans had 17-game streaks.  Nearly 2,500 fans participated in the contest and the average streak spanned four games.  The most popular player chosen was Braun with 37 percent of all selections.  Hart (18%), Ramirez (15%), Aoki (14%) and Rickie Weeks (5%) rounded out the five most popular player selections amongst participants.

Game Date

Player Name

Opponent

Hits

At-Bats

July 14, 2012

Aramis Ramirez

vs. Pittsburgh

1

4

July 15, 2012

Ryan Braun

vs. Pittsburgh

1

4

July 16, 2012

Corey Hart

vs. St. Louis

1

4

July 17, 2012

Corey Hart

vs. St. Louis

1

4

July 18, 2012

Ryan Braun (DNP)

vs. St. Louis

0

0

July 20, 2012

Norichika Aoki

at Cincinnati

1

4

July 21, 2012

Corey Hart

at Cincinnati

1

3

July 22, 2012

Nyjer Morgan

at Cincinnati

1

4

July 23, 2012

Corey Hart

at Philadelphia

1

4

July 24, 2012

Carlos Gomez

at Philadelphia

1

5

July 25, 2012

Carlos Gomez

at Philadelphia

2

6

July 26, 2012

Corey Hart

vs. Washington

1

3

July 27, 2012

Norichika Aoki

vs. Washington

2

4

July 28, 2012

Aramis Ramirez

vs. Washington

1

4

July 29, 2012

Carlos Gomez

vs. Washington

2

5

July 30, 2012

Aramis Ramirez

vs. Houston

2

5

July 31, 2012

Corey Hart

vs. Houston

2

4

August 1, 2012

Aramis Ramirez

vs. Houston

1

5

August 3, 2012

Norichika Aoki

at St. Louis

2

5

August 4, 2012

Corey Hart

at St. Louis

1

3