Wally The Beer Man wont return to Target Field

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April 5, 2011
By: Jeremy Zoss
Jeremy Zoss
After 40 years serving beer at Twins games, Major League Baseball’s most famous beer vendor is moving on. Wally “The Beer Man” McNeil won’t be vending at Target Field this season. Instead, he’ll be working as the “celebrity beertender” at Sneaky Pete’s before and after each Twins home game.

The 76-year-old McNeil was recently acquitted of selling beer to an underage customer as part of a police sting. He was suspended during the playoffs, but doesn’t cite the incident as the reason for the career change.

"When it’s 95 degrees out, I know it’s air-conditioned," he told the Star Tribune. "No hard feelings. I’m just 76 years old. Maybe it’s time to slow down?"