Lake Effect's Mitch Teich reported on the ghosts that haunt visiting ballplayers for NPR's Only A Game in October of 2010.
Milwaukee's Pfister Hotel is known for its decades of hospitality along Wisconsin Avenue. But for years, it's also been recognized for its inhospitality to some visiting sports figures. Athletes - predominantly baseball players - have stayed at the Pfister and reported some spooky encounters with the paranormal.
ESPN The Magazine collected stories from Major League Baseball players who've experienced strange things while staying at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.
And, Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviewed some players for NPR's Only A Game back in 2010. Listen here: http://bit.ly/pfisterhaunts
What's so scary about playing the Brewers in Milwaukee? Try the Pfister Hotel. By Stacey Pressman | ESPN The Magazine Nathan Fox for ESPN Justin Upton admits to being creeped out by the Pfister. This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's June 10 Taboo issue. Subscribe today!
An interview with Lee Jaramillo, co-founder of the Racine-based company Forceout.
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.
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.
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.