Milestone Watch, 2012: Aramis Ramirez

Aramis Ramirez averaged 28 home runs per season over eight full years in Chicago. If he can match that number this season he'll join some elite company.

The Ryan Braun situation has overshadowed him a bit, but Aramis Ramirez will report to camp this spring as the Brewers' most notable offseason acquisition. 2012 will be his 15th major league season (all within the NL Central), and he's already accumulated some pretty impressive career numbers.

Ramirez is tied for 113th in major league history with 315 career home runs. Here are some notable names he could pass on the all time list this season:

  • If he hits one homer, he'll pass Jeromy Burnitz for sole possession of 113th. Burnitz also finished his career with 315 home runs, including 165 as a Brewer.
  • He needs three long balls to pass Hall of Famer George Brett (111th all time), who hit 317.
  • Five would push him past Cecil Fielder (109th), who hit 319.
  • Jumping ahead, 22 home runs would move him ahead of longtime Milwaukee Brave Joe Adcock (94th), who finished with 336.
  • Looking even further ahead, 28 would move him in front of Hall of Famer Ron Santo (87th), who finished with 342.

Ramirez is also tied for 128th all time with 1122 RBI. If he drives in 100 runs this year he'll pass Hall of Famers Joe Morgan (125th, 1133), Chuck Klein (105th, 1201) and future Hall of Famer Craig Biggio (113th, 1175), among others.

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