Today In Brewer History: End Of An Era For Yount

On this day in 1984 the last place Brewers recorded a come-from-behind victory, scoring four runs in the game's last two innings to beat the Orioles 10-8. 32,488 fans showed up to watch the game at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, but most of them likely had no idea why this game would become a historic footnote.

Robin Yount started the game and batted third, going 0-for-4 with a walk and scoring a run. He played shortstop in the game, making his 1479th and final appearance at the position. Yount appeared in the season's final 21 games as the designated hitter, and on Opening Day 1985 he played in the outfield for just the second time in his major league career. He played nine more seasons out there (and won the 1989 AL MVP) before retiring following the 1993 season.

Despite the fact that a shoulder injury forced him to move off the position, Yount is still far and away the Brewer career leader in games at short:

Player Seasons Games
Robin Yount 1974-84 1479
Jose Valentin 1992-99 716
J.J. Hardy 2005-09 557

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

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