Schroeder to be enshrined on ‘Brewers Wall of Honor’
Former Milwaukee Brewers catcher and current TV analyst Bill Schroeder will be enshrined on Miller Park’s "Brewers Wall of Honor" next season, the team announced Tuesday.
The ceremony commemorating Schroeder will take place on July 17 before the Brewers game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
"I’d like to thank the Brewers organization for recognizing me for the work I have done on and off the field," Schroeder said. "It has truly been a labor of love. I have experienced many great moments with the team over the years and being added to the Wall of Honor tops the list."
The Wall of Honor, introduced last year, honors Brewers players and broadcasters that meet certain criteria based on service to the club. The Wall is a permanent display outside of Miller Park on the north side of the stadium, and each honoree’s plaque displays a photo and a synopsis of their career.
Schroeder, who will begin his 21st season as a Brewers broadcaster this upcoming season, had a distinguished playing career in Milwaukee before stepping into the booth as the team’s color analyst. He spent eight seasons in the major leagues with the Brewers and California Angels, with a career-best .332 batting average in 1987. That year, he also caught Juan Nieves’ no-hitter on April 15 and had a career-high 14 home runs and had 42 RBI.
"Bill Schroeder is such an important and integral part of Brewers baseball, both past and present, and we’re thrilled to be able to honor him in this way," said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. "As a former player and longtime broadcaster, Bill’s loyalty and commitment to the Brewers run very deep, and his place on the Wall of Honor is much deserved."
To be enshrined on the Wall of Honor, players must meet set criteria for accomplishment during and/or longevity of their careers. In addition, longtime broadcasters who played for the team are eligible for the Wall.
Last year’s class was the first to be honored and included 58 members.