Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich has his own bus route.
The County Transit System renamed Route 22 (Yelich’s jersey number) in name of the Brewers outfielder who is wildly expected to be named National League Most Valuable Player next week.
Earlier this week, Yelich was revealed as one of three finalists for the MVP honor along with Javier Báez of the Chicago Cubs and Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies.
The transit system honor begins Thursday and extends until Nov. 15 when the MVP is named.
The route runs on Center Street between the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and N. 60th St.
The route was chosen because of its number, but also because “we didn’t have a route named ‘Awesome’ or ‘Incredible’ to temporarily rename,’ MCTS said in a press release.
“Buses on the route will show ‘Yelich Line’ on the front display leading up to the MVP announcement,” MCTS said.
After the MVP announcement is made, “all 400 buses in the MCTS fleet will display a special message in Yelich’s honor,” the transit system said.
Yelich, 26, hit an NL-best .326 with 36 home runs and 110 runs batted in while logging an OPS of 1.000 in his first season with the Brewers.