Today In Brewer History: A Walkoff For The Ages

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One year ago today Nyjer Morgan drove home Carlos Gomez and gave the Brewers their first playoff series victory in almost 30 years.

I wasn't around for 1982, so this day one year ago just might be the best day of my Brewer fanhood to date.

Both teams held serve in the first four games of the 2011 NLDS, with the Brewers winning Games One and Two in Milwaukee and the Diamondbacks taking #3 and 4 in Arizona. The series returned to Milwaukee for the fifth and final game, and the two teams played a contest for the ages.

The Brewers took a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning on this day on a Yuniesky Betancourt bloop RBI single but John Axford, who hadn't blown a save since April, allowed a single run in the ninth to send the game to extra innings. It was still 2-2 in the bottom of the tenth when Carlos Gomez singled, stole second and scored the winning run on Nyjer Morgan's walkoff single.

The win gave the Brewers their first playoff series victory since the 1982 ALCS. Here's our recap of the game.

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

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