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Perhaps as much a part of Milwaukee's rich baseball history as the players, Bernie Brewer has become a symbol of what's good about being a fan of the Brewers and Major League Baseball.
As the official mascot of the Brewers, Bernie Brewer entertains fans young and old from his Dugout located in the left field bleachers.
The concept of a team mascot first emerged back in 1970 when the expansion team needed to draw more fans to the park. That year, the first "Bernie Brewer", 69 year old Milt Mason, camped out in a trailer atop the scoreboard in late June, vowing not to come down until a crowd of at least 40,000 attended a game. On August 16, a bat day crowd of 44,387 showed up to bring their adopted hero down from his perch.
The demand for Bernie Brewer grew, and by 1973 he emerged as a character who cheered on the home team from a beer-barreled chalet. He would slide down from his perch into a beer stein following each Brewers home run and victory. Bernie Brewer became a fixture at Brewers home games through the club's powerful years when home runs came with regularity for teams known as Bambi's Bombers and Harvey's Wallbangers.
In 1984, the Brewers rebuilt the bleachers, replacing Bernie's Chalet with a sound tower, sending the mascot into retirement.
However in 1993, Bernie made a triumphant return. By popular demand, Brewers fans voted for his reinstatement. Bernie Brewers' housewarming party was a smash and he has been a permanent fixture at every game.
Aside from his appearances at Brewers home games, Bernie Brewer is available for public functions, working very closely with the Brewers Corporate Affairs Department.
For additional information, call the Brewers Offices at (414) 902-4400.