June 2, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Two local legends stood side-by-side Saturday morning as former Milwaukee Brewer center fielder Gorman Thomas joined Hollywood star and Fredonia butcher Tommy Schwai for a day at the downtown West Bend Farmers’ Market.
Both were selling their wares; Schwai had his usual wide variety of meats, sausages and pig ears and Thomas was selling his Stormin’ Gorman mustard.
No. 20 was also reminiscing about the good ole’ days with Harvey’s Wallbangers and the Brewers of old.
Schwai liked to tell the story about “Gorman crashing into the walls in the outfield.” Others recalled the old days when the Brewers held camera night and kids armed with plastic Kodaks could walk onto the field and under the yellow rope and run up and pose next to their favorite Brewer. “That would never happen today,” said Thomas.
Hard-core Brewer fans lined up for jars of mustard, autographs and a chance to have their photo take with Thomas and Tommy.