The Milwaukee Brewers have made the MLB Playoffs for the fifth time in the past six years. They will face the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-game Wild Card Series in MLB’s newer playoff format. The winner of the series will go on to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Divisional Round.
While playoff baseball in Milwaukee has become an expectation rather than a rare phenomena, it is still an incredible achievement for the small market Brewers to find themselves competitive in an era of unprecedented spending.
For their postseason series against the Diamondbacks, the Brewers have penciled in two franchise icons to throw out the ceremonial first pitches in Games One and Two.
Milwaukee Brewers Radio Announcer Bob Uecker and 2011 Playoff Hero Nyjer Morgan Will Throw Out the First Pitches
The Brewers’ recent run of five postseason trips in six seasons began in 2018. Prior to that, the last time they made the playoffs was 2011. That year, they also faced the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opening round.
Of course, the layout was different back then and they played a best of five series. It went the full five games with the Brewers winning in walk-off fashion in Game Five. Nyjer Morgan was the hero of that series, delivering the game-winning hit in the bottom of the ninth.
Now that they will be facing Arizona again in the opening round this year, a best of three series, Milwaukee has slated Bob Uecker, their long-time radio voice, to throw out the first pitch in Game One. Morgan will return to Milwaukee to throw out the first pitch in Game Two:
You might consider cutting the pregame tailgate short for these NL Wild Card Series first pitches:
Game 1: Bob Uecker
Game 2: Nyjer Morgan pic.twitter.com/YUxhTk0PwR
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) October 2, 2023
Corbin Burnes will start game one. Due to Brandon Woodruff’s injury, Milwaukee has not announced their Game Two starter yet.