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T-Shirt Giveaway to Honor Robin Yount Rookie Season Set for Sunday, Aug. 18

Brewers Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Hall of Famer Robin Yount’s Rookie Debut

By - Jul 10th, 2024 03:29 pm

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers announced today an exclusive giveaway for ticketed fans on Sunday, Aug. 18, the day the Club will celebrate Hall of Famer Robin Yount’s 50th anniversary of his Major League debut. The first 10,000 ticketed fans will receive an exclusive Robin Yount t-shirt featuring Yount’s 1975 Topps rookie trading card.

In addition to the giveaway, the revered Hall of Famer will be honored on the field and throw a ceremonial first pitch. Yount has a statue in his honor outside of American Family Field and is one of six former players and executives to have a number retired by the Brewers.

Fans can purchase tickets to welcome back “The Kid” at brewers.com, the American Family Field Box Office and at 1-800-933-7890.

Robin Yount’s 50th Anniversary of Major League Debut 
Robin Yount played his entire 20-year career (1974-93) with the Milwaukee Brewers, winning the American League Most Valuable Player Award at two positions and establishing himself as one of the most versatile players in history.

Selected by Milwaukee in the first round (No. 3 overall) of the 1973 First-Year Player Draft, Yount made his debut for Milwaukee at the age of 18 on Opening Day in 1974 as the Brewers starting shortstop.

He earned All-Star selections in 1980, 1982 and 1983. He was a near-unanimous pick for American League MVP in 1982, becoming the fourth AL shortstop to win the MVP Award, and in 1989 he won his second MVP award – at the time only the third player to win MVPs at two different positions.

A three-time Silver Slugger Award winner and a Gold Glove recipient, Yount is the franchise leader in games (2,856), at-bats (11,008), runs (1,632), hits (3,142), doubles (583), triples (126), RBI (1,406), total bases (4,730) and walks (966).

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