MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy reports that the Brewers will retire the uniform No. 1 in a ceremony to honor commissioner Bud Selig next season. It was announced today as Selig, the former owner of the Brewers, is visiting Miller Park as part of his farewell tour.
Brewers chairman and principal owner Mark Attanasio explained:
“We are proud to pay tribute to Commissioner Selig with this honor for all of his work on behalf of the Brewers as well as Major League Baseball,” said Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio. “The uniform number being retired in the Commissioner’s honor is significant, as the existence of the Milwaukee Brewers and Miller Park are a direct result of the Commissioner’s vision. Without his tireless efforts, neither would be a reality.”
“I thank Mark Attanasio and his entire organization for this extraordinary honor. The Brewers are a product of my hometown’s passion for Major League Baseball, and it was a privilege to play a part in restoring the spirit of community and kinship that the National Pastime inspires. Knowing the great history of this franchise, I am truly humbled to look forward to a memorable day at Miller Park next season.”
The Brewers plan to honor Selig in other ways as well, which will be announced at a later date.