The Milwaukee Brewers announced pitcher Teddy Higuera has been voted in as the newest member of the Miller Park Walk of Fame.
A total of 32 votes were cast and Higuera received 25 votes (78.1 percent), exceeding the threshold of 65 percent needed for election. He will be recognized for the honor in a pre-game ceremony on Aug. 14.
(Editor's note: Sports Editor Jim Owczarski voted for Higuera.)
Higuera fell just two votes shy of election last year.
Higuera played nine seasons with the Brewers, including its last 20-win season by a pitcher in 1986 when he went 20-11 with a 2.79 earned run average. He was an All-Star that year, and finished second in the American League Cy Young voting.
Higuera went 94-64 with a 3.61 ERA in his career and still ranks third among franchise leaders in career wins and strikeouts.
"Teddy was a lifetime Brewer, and he still ranks among franchise leaders in many pitching statistics," Brewers chief operating officer Rick Schlesinger said in a statement. "Just as important, though, is that he’s always been an engaging personality and a terrific representative of those who have worn the Brewers uniform. We look forward to his return to Milwaukee and the opportunity to recognize his achievements with a permanent marker at Miller Park."
Joe Adcock (20 votes) and Mike Caldwell (17) were the closest to qualifying among eligible former players and coaches.
Past inductees include Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount in 2001; Commissioner Bud Selig and Cecil Cooper in 2002; Bob Uecker and Harry Dalton in 2003; Jim Gantner and Gorman Thomas in 2004; Don Money and Harvey Kuenn in 2005; Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn and John Quinn in 2007 (the first year that former Braves players appeared on the ballot); Lew Burdette in 2010 and Johnny Logan in 2013.
Each inductee is honored with a granite plaque that is placed into the terrace area walkway that surrounds Miller Park.