In January, the Brewers began their "Fan-Tastic Forty" promotion and awarded prizes for 40 consecutive days to various Season Seat Holders who renewed their ticket packages. For the third consecutive year, the team offered a variety of unique prizes and experiences during a 40-day period, including the Welcome to the Big Leagues prize. For this experience, the winner signs a one-day Major League contract which comes with a full uniform plus one day's pay at the MLB minimum salary ($2,677.60). He will also be introduced at a press conference tomorrow at Miller Park.
Jerry DeQuardo, a Brewers Season Seat Holder since 1978, won the Welcome to the Big Leagues prize. He grew up in Milwaukee and currently resides in Brookfield. Jerry played second base for the Messmer High School baseball team and served as a bat boy and clubhouse staffer for the Milwaukee Braves from 1958 - 1960. His all-time favorite players are Eddie Matthews and Stan Musial. Currently, he owns his own insurance firm, DeQuardo Insurance in Brookfield.
In addition to the salary and uniform, DeQuardo will be able to park in the VIP lot prior to Tuesday's game vs. the Oakland Athletics, receive fifty baseball cards with his likeness, a DVD of the highlight video shown at the press conference, a framed final page of his contract and throw out the first pitch prior to the game.
Position: Second base