A Brewers win tonight means free burgers for Wisconsin – MLB.com

The Brewers enter tonight’s NLCS Game 1 against the Dodgers as arguably the hottest team in baseball. They’ve won 11 straight games and haven’t lost since Sept. 22. A win Friday night would make it 12-straight wins for the Brewers, which, as it turns out, is way more important than it sounds.

That’s because local restaurant chain George Webb has promised Wisconsinites that they’ll receive free burgers if the team wins 12 games in a row, honoring a promotion from the 1940s when the owner of the chain predicted team winning streaks prior to each season. When George’s son Jim took over the company, he formalized the promotion that a 12-game winning streak would net free burgers for the city. 

George Webb predicted a 12-game winning streak way back in the 1940s, but it didn’t happen until 1987 and we gave away over 168,000 burgers! Will they do it again on Friday? (We predict: Yes!) pic.twitter.com/tx7g4P9DYj

– George Webb (@George_Webb) October 10, 2018

The last time the Brewers had such a winning streak was 1987, leading the restaurant to give away 170,000 free burgers. In the age of the internet and social media, we’d expect that number to be even greater this time around. One thing is for sure, though: There will be a lot of hungry fans cheering just a little bit harder for the Brewers as they chase their 12th consecutive win Friday.

Eric Chesterton is writer for Cut4. He particularly enjoys bunts against the shift, stolen bases and celebrating his birthday with mascots at the ballpark.

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