Former NBA player and Cal Bears star Darrall Imhoff died Friday of a heart attack in Bend, Ore. He was 78.
After his retirement from the NBA, Imhoff did radio commentary for the Trail Blazers, who announced the news of his death on Saturday.
Kaelin, 58, is a Milwaukee native and was home for the July 4 holiday. He told the Associated Press his brother, Bob, bought the raffle tickets for their group, which will split $12,411 before taxes.
“My brother said it’s a great thing that the Brewers do for charity,” Kaelin said. “I said, ‘Let’s do it.’ He’s a very lucky guy.”
The Brewers hold a 50/50 raffle at every home game, with the Brewers Community Foundation, an organization that supports more than 200 local nonprofits in the area of health, education, recreation and basic needs, also receiving half of the money from tickets sold.
“Bob took the ticket and started reading each number,” Kaelin added. “He said, ‘You guys, you won’t believe this. We have the first six numbers. If the next one is a six, we’re the winners.’”
Why he’s here: Correa is tied for fourth in the majors in WAR at 3.4 (by Baseball-Reference’s formula) and the biggest question for this rising star isn’t really when he’ll make his All-Star debut but how many All-Star Games he’ll play in by the end of his career. He’s comfortably ahead of the voting for the starting AL shortstop nod, by the way.
Why he’s here: You’re forgiven if you didn’t anticipate Smoak’s breakout season at 30 years old in his eighth big-league season. Nobody did. But Smoak has been brilliant, already matching his career-best with 20 homers and far exceeding his career bests in average, on-base percentage, OPS and pretty much everything else.