Brewers GM to speak at all-star banquet

Doug Melvin to address Northwoods League's All-Stars
Brewers GM to speak at all-star banquet

The Madison Mallards will be hosting the Zimbrick Honda Northwoods League All-Star Game banquet featuring the Milwaukee Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin.

The banquet on July 23 will feature a steak and lobster dinner, followed by Melvin speaking and a question and answer session. The banquet will start at 6 p.m.

Northwoods League President Dick Radatz and Mallards personnel will also be speaking and will be available during the question and answer session. All of the Northwoods League All-Stars will be in attendance (All-Star teams announced July 16).

Tickets for the event will be $35. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Mallards at 608-246-4277, going to, or stopping by the Mallards ticket office.

Melvin has been the Brewers GM since September 26, 2002. In 2008, the Brewers made the playoffs for the first time since 1982 and in 2011, they won the NL Central Division, and advanced to the NLCS before falling to the eventual World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals.

The evening will open the ceremonies for the Northwoods League All-Star Game at the “Duck Pond” on Tuesday, July 24. First pitch for the game is scheduled for 7:35 p.m.

The Northwoods League Home Run Derby presented by the Dane County Regional Airport will be at 6 p.m. Gates for the game will open at 5 p.m.