Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
Thirty years ago today the Brewers took a 3-2 lead in their only World Series.
The 1982 World Series was a series of comebacks. The Brewers won Game One to take a 1-0 lead, but the Cardinals stormed back to win Games Two and Three to go up 2-1. The Brewers took Game Four to even the series at two, and on this day one year ago they won again to retake the series lead.
The Brewers took the lead on this day on a first inning RBI groundout from Ted Simmons and never looked back, holding the lead from wire to wire in a 6-4 victory. Robin Yount went 4-for-4 in the game with a double and a home run and Brewer pitchers Mike Caldwell and Bob McClure managed to scatter 15 Cardinal hits while allowing just four runs.
Unfortunately, this was the Brewers' last win of the season.
With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:
- 2012 Brewer Edwin Maysonet, who turns 31.
- 1986-90 Brewer Glenn Braggs, who turns 50. We covered his birthday in this space last year.
- 1977 Brewer Rich Folkers, who turns 66.