Today In Brewer History: Bronswell's Big Fly

The Brewers got off to a hot start on this day in 1998, scoring three runs in the first inning against the Diamondbacks on a Jeromy Burnitz home run. The day's most interesting home run, however, came later.

Rafael Roque started the game for the Brewers, but had lasted just four innings before being removed. Bronswell Patrick took his place on the mound, and was left in to hit for himself to lead off the fifth inning. He responded by hitting a solo home run to left. Because the Brewers had been an AL team during the DH era for most of their existence, it was the first homer by a Brewer pitcher since Skip Lockwood hit one in 1971.

The Brewers went on to lose the game 5-4 anyway. Patrick finished his major league career with three hits in sixteen at bats, and with this homer as his only extra base hit.

With help from Brewerfan.net and the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday to:

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