Fans Welcome Back Sheets on Saturday, Aug. 26 as Four-Time All-Star Pitcher Honored

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers will celebrate four-time All-Star pitcher Ben Sheets, as he becomes the 22nd individual to be inducted into the Walk of Fame, on Saturday, Aug. 26. That evening the Brew Crew will take on the San Diego Padres at 6:10 p.m.

The Walk of Fame commemorates some of the greatest names in Milwaukee baseball history with a granite-shaped home plate set in the ground outside of American Family Field. Sheets will be recognized on-field and throw a ceremonial first pitch that evening.

Selected 10th overall by Milwaukee in the 1999 First-Year Player Draft, Sheets spent eight of his 10 Major League seasons with the Brewers (2001-08). He was named to the National League All-Star team four times (2001, 2004, 2007, 2008) during his time in Milwaukee, including becoming the first Brewers pitcher to start an All-Star Game in 2008.

His best season came in 2004 when he ranked among Major League leaders in complete games (T2nd, 5), strikeouts (3rd, 264), WHIP (3rd, 0.98), ERA (4th, 2.70), innings pitched (T4th, 237), starts (T7th, 34) and opponent batting average (8th, .226). On May 14, 2004, Sheets struck out a franchise-record 18 batters in a complete-game victory over Atlanta in Milwaukee.

Sheets ranks second in franchise history in strikeouts (1,206), third in starts (221), fifth in innings pitched (1,428), sixth in wins (94) and ninth in ERA (3.72).

Fans can purchase tickets to welcome back Ben Sheets and celebrate his achievement. Tickets are available now at, the American Family Field Box Office and at 1-800-933-7890.

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