On this day in 1989 the Brewers pounded out ten runs in a win at Yankee Stadium, and Robin Yount carved his name into another place in franchise history. Yount's fourth inning solo home run and fifth and sixth inning two-run singles were the 2499th, 2500th and 2501st of his major league career.
Yount was only 33 at the time, making him the fifth youngest player ever to reach 2500 hits. He would go on to hit .396/.455/.693 over 26 games in July en route to winning his second AL MVP and third Silver Slugger Award. By rWAR, 1989 was the fifth best season of his major league career:
Yount (4) and Paul Molitor (3) are the only players in Brewer franchise history to have multiple seasons worth more than six rWAR.
With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:
- Nyjer Morgan, who turns 31.
- 1997 Brewer Joel Adamson, who turns 40.
- 1995 Brewer Steve Sparks, who turns 46.