Today In Brewer History: The Yount Cycle

On this day in 1988, the Brewers' game against the White Sox got ugly pretty quickly. After falling behind 2-0 in the second inning, the Brewers put up three or more runs in the third, fifth, sixth and eighth innings en route to a 16-2 rout. Only 15,445 people paid to see the game at Comiskey Park in Chicago, but the ones who stayed to the end got to witness a pretty rare feat.

Robin Yount's day started relatively quietly: He hit a two out single in the first inning and was stranded. He drove in the Brewers' second and third runs in the third inning with his eighth home run of the season, then drew a walk in the team's six-run fifth.

Yount came up again in the sixth and doubled, setting up a date with destiny in the top of the eighth. Leading off the inning against White Sox reliever Steve Rosenberg, Yount hit a fly ball to the gap in right center and legged out a triple (Yount led the AL with 11 triples on the season) to complete the cycle.

Yount was only the third Brewer ever to hit for the cycle. He's still the only player in franchise history to do it in four official ABs, and the only one to score four runs in the game:

Player Date AB R
Robin Yount 6/12/1988 4 4
Mike Hegan 9/3/1976 5 2
Charlie Moore 10/1/1980 5 3
Paul Molitor 5/15/1991 5 2
Chad Moeller 4/27/2004 5 1
Jody Gerut 5/8/2010 6 3

With help from Brewerfan.net, happy birthday today to Wisconsin Timber Rattler Mike Walker, who turns 23.

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