GRAND CHUTE, WI - The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers promotional calendar for their 20th Anniversary Season is bigger and better than ever. That's why we have to break the announcement of the calendar into three parts.
On Wednesday, we announced our weekly promotions. Yesterday informed you of the giveaways and theme nights for the 2014 season. Part three will let you know the appearances by former Milwaukee Brewers players planned for this anniversary season.
Five Brewers alumni will be heading to Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium as part of Brewers Sundays presented by 107.5 The Fan this year. Those players are: Rollie Fingers, Gorman Thomas, Jim Slaton, Rob Deer, and Bernie Carbo.
Fingers, a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, will be at the game on April 6.
Thomas, an American League home run champion, is coming on May 4.
Carbo, a member of the Brewers in 1976 and one of the heroes of the Boston Red Sox in Game Six of the 1975 World Series, is set to appear on June 29.
Slaton, who still is the Brewers career leader in wins, shutouts, and innings pitched, is scheduled for July 13.
Deer, a member of Team Streak in 1987, will be on hand for August 17.
The start time for all of the games with ex-Brewers on the docket is 1:05pm.
All five of the former Brewers will throw out a first pitch before the game and will be available to meet the general public during an autograph session after the start of the first inning through the fourth inning.
The Timber Rattlers are offering a VIP Package for Rollie Fingers, Gorman Thomas, and Rob Deer. This package includes a box seat ticket, a pregame Meet & Greet with the players from when the gates open at 11:30am until he has to leave for the first pitch, and one guaranteed autograph for $35 per person.
Fans may purchase a VIP Package for all three players for $90, a savings of $15. VIP Packages are limited to 125 for each game that it is offered.
The VIP Package will be available starting March 1 at 10:00am in person at the Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium Box Office or by calling (800) WI-TIMBER or (920) 733-4152. These packages will not be available online.
Brewers Appearances - Autograph Guidelines
All former Milwaukee Brewers players coming to Neuroscience Field at Fox Cities Stadium this season will sign autographs for fans in attendance starting after the first pitch. Each player will be setup down the third base line on the concourse near the Festival Grill, and they will be signing until the 5th inning.
Fans who would like an autograph will need to get a numbered autograph ticket. Starting when the stadium gates open up at 11:30 AM, a Timber Rattlers staff member will be stationed on the concourse down the third base line. Fans will need to present their game ticket to the staff member to receive a numbered autograph ticket. One autograph ticket will be given per fan with a game ticket. Once the player is ready to start signing autographs, we will announce 50 numbers via the PA system. Any fan whose numbered autograph ticket is called can line up to receive an autograph at that time. Once those fans have gotten their autograph, we will announce the next group of 50 numbers. The numbers will be called in the order they were distributed. This will be done until the 5th inning.
The Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium box office is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Ticket packages for Timber Rattlers games are available in person, over the phone or online through timberrattlers.com. Individual tickets for the 2014 Timber Rattlers season go on sale Saturday, March 1 at 10:00 am.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.