Today In Brewer History: Another Day, Another Record For Robin Yount

On this day in 1989 the Brewers closed out the season with a 5-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Milwaukee managed just four hits in the game but managed to make their one run notable: They scored it on a Robin Yount solo home run in the fourth inning.

The homer was the 21st of the season for Yount, tying the third highest total of his major league career. It also drove in his 103rd run, tying his second best total. But, most notably, it was the 208th of his career, tying him with Gorman Thomas for the Brewers' all time lead.

Yount, of course, needed a lot more games than Thomas to reach this point. Thomas had homered once every 19.9 plate appearances as a Brewer and reached 208 homers in 1102 games. Yount went deep once every 47.4 PAs in his first 16 seasons as a Brewer, and hit his 208th homer in his 2291st game.

The homer capped off what would turn out to be an MVP season for Yount, the second of his career and his first since moving to the outfield. He went deep the next time on April 28, 1990 to take sole possession of the record.

Happy anniversary today to catcher Dave Huppert, who had his only major league hit as a Brewer on this day in 1985.

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