Milwaukee Brewers News: From 2001 to 2008 Ben Sheets was a force to be reckoned with in the Brew Crews rotation. Injuries hampered him at times but he did make four All-Star appearances and was a Cy Young candidate in 2004.
Strikeouts were a big part of his game in which he currently owns the single season strikeout record (264) and is second all time (1206) trailing only Yovani Gallardo. Over 10 seasons he had a 3.78 career ERA and 18 career complete games.
With how much of an impact he had on the franchise the Brewers have decided to recognize him by inducting him into their Walk Of Fame. This means he will get his own granite-shaped home plate etched into the walkways outside of American Family Field.
Ben Sheets will be Inducted into the Milwaukee Brewers Walk Of Fame.
Walk of Fame members are chosen by Wisconsin media members and Brewers executives. This award is different than the Wall Of Honor that honors only former Brewers who meet set criteria regarding career milestones or service time.
For the Walk of Fame annual ballots are cast in which candidates must have played a minimum of three seasons with Milwaukee and have been retired for at least three years. Anyone named on 65% or more of all ballots cast is elected and individuals must receive at least 5% of the vote to remain eligible in future years.
In order to recognize Ben Sheets there will be a special ceremony held for him on Saturday, August 26. That game will be against the San Diego Padres.
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