baseball http://wuwm.com en Ballplayers Have Long Found the Pfister Scarier Than a Brushback Pitch http://wuwm.com/post/ballplayers-have-long-found-pfister-scarier-brushback-pitch <p>Milwaukee's Pfister&nbsp;Hotel is known for its decades of hospitality along Wisconsin Avenue. &nbsp;But for years, it's also been recognized for its&nbsp;<em>inhospitality</em> to some visiting sports figures. &nbsp;Athletes - predominantly baseball players - have stayed at the Pfister and reported some spooky encounters with the paranormal.</p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:18:57 +0000 Mitch Teich 5148 at http://wuwm.com Ballplayers Have Long Found the Pfister Scarier Than a Brushback Pitch Why Bean Balls Don't Lead to Jail Time http://wuwm.com/post/why-bean-balls-dont-lead-jail-time <p>San Diego Padre Carlos Quentin returns from suspension today. He’s eligible to play against the Milwaukee Brewers tonight. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:29:58 +0000 Amy Kiley 2092 at http://wuwm.com Why Bean Balls Don't Lead to Jail Time It Won't Help Catch the Ball - But Catching Will Hurt Less http://wuwm.com/post/it-wont-help-catch-ball-catching-will-hurt-less <p>While baseball fans watch their team play, many focus on the score. One thing that is not often considered is the equipment used in the game. Brothers, catchers, and Racine-area natives Lee and Jason Jaramillo have experienced the pain that catchers have game after game of the impact a hard ball is pitched. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:10:20 +0000 Mitch Teich & Eleanor Peterson 1060 at http://wuwm.com It Won't Help Catch the Ball - But Catching Will Hurt Less Little League Icon James Beckum to Throw Ceremonial Pitch on Opening Day http://wuwm.com/post/little-league-icon-james-beckum-throw-ceremonial-pitch-opening-day <p>Just before the Brewers begin their 2013 season Monday at Miller Park, James Beckum will take the mound. The team has selected him to toss the ceremonial first pitch.<br><br>Beckum played in the former Negro Leagues, but he’s known in Milwaukee as the man who started Little League on the north side back in 1964 and - devoted himself to it ever since.<br><br>WUWM’s Erin Toner visited Beckum on his ball field in 2008 – here is the report she prepared.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:41:30 +0000 Erin Toner 1762 at http://wuwm.com Little League Icon James Beckum to Throw Ceremonial Pitch on Opening Day On Opening Day, Talk of Ending Sales Tax Surfaces http://wuwm.com/post/opening-day-talk-ending-sales-tax-surfaces <p>The Brewers mark their eleventh home opener today at Miller Park. For more than a decade, consumers in five southeastern Wisconsin counties have been paying a higher sales tax to build the retractable-roof stadium. As WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson reports, there is now talk that the extra tax could end in five years.<br> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 18:51:43 +0000 Marti Mikkelson 1777 at http://wuwm.com On Opening Day, Talk of Ending Sales Tax Surfaces Efforts to Get Black Kids Back to Baseball http://wuwm.com/post/efforts-get-black-kids-back-baseball <p>The Milwaukee Brewers have one of the best records in baseball this season and could make the playoffs for the first time in a quarter-century. What also makes the team noteworthy is that it has more African American players than most other teams. While Major League Baseball has spent $20 million trying to keep the sport alive in inner cities -- and likes to recall the days of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier -- interest among black children seems to have dwindled. But WUWM’s Erin Toner found players and supporters in Milwaukee working to reverse the trend. Fri, 12 Sep 2008 18:13:43 +0000 Erin Toner 1769 at http://wuwm.com Efforts to Get Black Kids Back to Baseball