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:
With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:
- 2002-04 Brewer Shane Nance, who turns 34.
- 1995 Brewer Sid Roberson, who turns 40.
- 1983-88 Brewer and current TV analyst Bill Schroeder, who turns 53.
- 1971 Brewer Tommy Matchick, who turns 68.