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4:18 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Ballplayers Have Long Found the Pfister Scarier Than a Brushback Pitch

The ghost of hotel founder Charles Pfister (invisible, at left) is said by many to look over the hotel's guests.
Credit Mitch Teich photo

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.

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10:29 am
Tue June 4, 2013

MLB Players Share Stories of "Hauntings" at the Pfister Hotel

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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!
Regional
11:29 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Why Bean Balls Don't Lead to Jail Time

San Diego Padre Carlos Quentin charges Los Angeles Dodger Zach Greinke in a game.
Credit Denis Poroy, Getty Images

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Professor Matt Mitten, the director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University.

San Diego Padre Carlos Quentin returns from suspension today. He’s eligible to play against the Milwaukee Brewers tonight.

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Sports
5:10 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

It Won't Help Catch the Ball - But Catching Will Hurt Less

Racine-area native Jason Jaramillo wears his company's inner glove as he catches against the New York Mets.
Credit Forceout

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.

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Baseball
12:41 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Little League Icon James Beckum to Throw Ceremonial Pitch on Opening Day

James Beckum on the field in 2008.

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.

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.

WUWM’s Erin Toner visited Beckum on his ball field in 2008 – here is the report she prepared.

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