Milwaukee Brewers announce Corey Hart, Lew Burdette will be inducted into the Wall of Fame

Burdette led Milwaukee to their lone World Series
Milwaukee Brewers announce Corey Hart, Lew Burdette will be inducted into the Wall of Fame
Posted at 5:06 PM, Mar 01, 2017

The Milwaukee Brewers announced Wednesday that former Brewers outfielder Corey Hart will be inducted into the “Brewers Wall of Honor," and former Milwaukee Braves pitcher Lew Burdette will be inducted into the “Milwaukee Braves Wall of Honor.”

Hart, a two-time All-Star, blasted 154 home runs and 508 RBIs in his nine seasons with Milwaukee from 2004 to 2012. His .491 slugging percentage is sixth all time in team history (min. 2,000 plate appearances). Hart is the 60th member of the Brewers Wall of Honor.

“My life has been a complete blessing because I was a Brewer,” Hart said. “My family and I will always be in forever debt because of the unbelievable experiences we had at Miller Park and the lifelong relationships we made at the park and in the community.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart; I am truly honored to be inducted into the Brewers Wall of Honor.”

Burdette played in Milwaukee from 1953-63 and was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1957 World Series, posting two shutouts and 0.67 ERA over three starts. He was a two-time All-Star, and finished with a 3.53 career ERA with the Braves. Burdette, who passed away in 2007, will be the 16th member of the Braves Wall of Honor.

“We are very appreciative of this honor and would like to thank the Brewers and the Braves Historical Association,” said Mary Lou Burdette-Wieloszynski, daughter of Lew Burdette.  “My father loved playing in Milwaukee and the encouragement from the fans meant the world to him.  He often talked about the special camaraderie with his Milwaukee teammates, and he was very proud of helping bring a World Series championship to Milwaukee.”

The Wall of Honor commemorates Brewers players and broadcasters who have “met a set criteria based on service to the club.” The Wall is located on the North side of the stadium. Burdette will be inducted into the Wall of Honor on May 26; Hart will be inducted on June 30.

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