The Milwaukee Brewers have an exhibit at American Family Field called the Walk of Fame. It commemorates baseball players, coaches, executives, and broadcasters who have made significant contributions to Major League Baseball in Milwaukee. Joining the Walk of Fame this year is former pitcher Ben Sheets.
Former Brewers pitcher Ben Sheets will join the Walk of Fame.
Sheets was drafted by the Brewers 10th overall during the 1999 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut in 2001 and pitched for Milwaukee until the conclusion of the 2008 season. His last two seasons were spent in Oakland and Atlanta.
As a member of the Brewers, Sheets was named an All-Star on four different occasions. He was a Cy Young candidate in 2004 when he threw 237 innings and struck out 264 batters. 264 strikeouts is a Brewers single season record.
Injuries did slow Sheets down throughout his career. However, over 10 seasons he had a 3.78 career ERA. He also had 18 career complete games.
Being inducted into the Brewers Walk of Fame is much deserved for Sheets. He was the ace of their rotation in the early to mid 2000s and is often times overlooked.
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