Today In Brewers History: Jenkins Stays Hot, Gallardo Does It By Himself

On this day in 2001 Geoff Jenkins was already coming off of a three home run game against the Expos, but he wasn't done. In a 10-0 Brewer win Jenkins hit two more long balls, bringing his total to five in two days. The two games raised Jenkins' batting line from .300/.380/.475 to .348/.416/.685.

Here's something that surprised me: Despite the fact that Jenkins is the second on the Brewers' all time list with 212 home runs, he only had ten career multi-homer games. Ten Brewers have more, and Prince Fielder has twice as many.

On this day in 2009, Yovani Gallardo performed a feat that's probably as impressive. Facing the Pirates, he pitched eight shutout innings and allowed just two hits, striking out 11. And while doing so, he hit a solo home run to provide the only Brewer run in a 1-0 victory. He's one of just three players that have ever done that.

With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:

 

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