Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Old Brews Get a Shout-Out

The Washington Post has an article about our current Brewers and how they might make George Webb's famous prediction come true this week.

I was delighted to see they didn't just trace the prediction back to the Braves, but all the way back to the beginning:
The Milwaukee Brewers are four wins away from their first trip to the World Series since 1982. But they’re only one win away from securing free hamburgers for all of Wisconsin for the first time since 1987.

Local restaurant chain George Webb has promised patrons a free hamburger if the Brewers win 12 games in a row. Headed into Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, the team’s winning streak stands at 11, dating to a Sept. 23 win against Pittsburgh. Milwaukee has yet to lose in the postseason, including Game 163 against Chicago, played to decide the winner of the NL Central.

But the chain’s free burger promotion dates back to the 1940s and the minor league Milwaukee Brewers. Chain founder George Webb predicted that ballclub would win 12 straight games and hinted he’d reward customers if it did.
Always good to see people remember that Milwaukee's baseball history goes farther back than 1953.

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