Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich featured on video game cover

Shown in recently-unveiled new home uniform

Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich is featured on the cover of the RBI Baseball 20 video game.
Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich is featured on the cover of the RBI Baseball 20 video game.

Last updated on November 21st, 2019 at 11:02 am

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich is featured on the cover of the new RBI Baseball 20 video game.

Yelich is shown on the cover of RBI Baseball 20 wearing the new home uniform that the Brewers unveiled on Monday. RBI Baseball 20 will be available in March for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Swith, iOS and Android.

One of the biggest starts in baseball, Yelich was the 2018 National League Most Valuable Player and won the National League batting title in 2019, for the second consecutive season. He is the first player in Brewers history to be featured on the cover of an MLB-licensed video game, according to MLB.com.

Yelich is not the first Milwaukee athlete the grace the cover of a video game. Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo last year was featured on the cover of NBA 2K19. Antetokounmpo then won the 2019 NBA MVP award and led the Bucks to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Two Green Bay Packers players have been featured on video game covers: Brett Favre for Madden NFL 09, and Dorsey Levens for Madden NFL 2000.

The emergence of Yelich and Antetokounmpo as two of the biggest stars in their sports is helping to attract more national and international attention to Milwaukee.

Yelich made an announcement today on Twitter about his appearance on the cover of the video game.

 

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Andrew Weiland
Andrew Weiland is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, Weiland is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, and son, Zachary. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys coaching his son’s youth baseball and basketball teams.