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Brewers to honor Dan Plesac and 57 other former teammates

2014-06-12T17:15:00Z 2014-06-14T19:26:21Z Brewers to honor Dan Plesac and 57 other former teammatesAl Hamnik al.hamnik@nwi.com, (219) 933-4154 nwitimes.com
June 12, 2014 5:15 pm  • 

Dan Plesac is coming home. Sort of.

The Crown Point grad is among 58 former Milwaukee Brewers' players being honored tonight when the organization unveils its "Wall of Honor" at Miller Park.

Plesac, an overpowering lefty, had an 18-year career in the major leagues, which began with the Brewers from 1986 through 1992. He also pitched for the Blue Jays, Cubs, Pirates, Diamondbacks and Phillies.

"Milwaukee has a very special place in my baseball life. It was really my baptism of fire as far as big league baseball," Plesac said. "It'll be great to go back where it all started for me and see my former teammates.

"It's very gratifying and makes me happy to be honored for my little part in Brewers baseball."

The Wall of Honor will be a permanent display outside of Miller Park along a wall on the north side. Players will each have a plaque with their photo and brief synopsis of their playing career.

A three-time All-Star with Milwaukee, Plesac pitched in 1,064 career games and had a 65-71 record, which included 1,041 strikeouts in 1,072 innings and a 3.64 earned run average.

"My only regret, if you can call it that, was being a kid born in Gary and not able to pitch for my favorite team growing up – the White Sox – for whom I still have a soft spot," he said.

The 52-year-old Plesac has been an analyst for the MLB Network since 2009.

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