Citing Bud Selig’s stewardship over MLB’s wild-card, interleague play, economic prosperity and
the WBC, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Tom Haudricourt reports the Brewers will honor their former owner with a statue at Miller Park.
Selig™s statue will join those of Hank Aaron and Robin Yount, which were unveiled on April 5, 2001, the first year of Miller Park™s existence. The first two statues were donated by the Allan H. (Bud) Selig Foundation.
The ceremony to unveil the new statue will be staged on Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. at Miller Park.
The statue will be cast in bronze, measure over seven feet in height not including the base, and is being designed and produced by Brian Maughan, who (along with Douglas Kwart) also created the Yount and Aaron statues.
It makes sense to give Selig a statue at Miller Park, considering it probably would not have been built without his persistence as Brewers owner in the late ’90s. Selig also was responsible for bringing the Brewers to Milwaukee, leading the group that bought the team out of bankruptcy in Seattle in 1970.
Not to be outdone, the Philadelphia Phillies will soon confirm they’ve commissioned a similar edifice paying homage to the individuals most responsible for their recent success. In the future, if you’re meeting friends at CBP, you’ll have the option of getting together in front of the statue of Jeff Wilpon and Omar Minaya.