Today In Brewer History: Happy Birthday, Moose Haas

On this day in 1956, Bryan Edmund (Moose) Haas was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was 18 years old when the Brewers selected him in the second round (30th overall pick) of the 1984 June draft, and he turned out to be one of the better players taken that year.

Haas climbed the ladder relatively quickly in the minors and was a September callup as a 20-year-old in 1976. He made 32 starts for the Brewers in 1978 and was a mainstay in their rotation for most of the next decade, winning 91 games and posting a 4.03 ERA over 1542 innings.

Haas's best season was 1980, when he pitched 252.1 innings (the only time he broke 200) with a 3.10 ERA, completing 14 of his 33 starts and pitching three shutouts. Only four Brewers have pitched 250 innings in a season since:

Pitcher Innings Season
Cal Eldred 258 1993
Bill Wegman 261.2 1992
Teddy Higuera 261.2 1987
Mike Caldwell 258 1982

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

Today is also the second anniversary of the Brewers' 20-0 win over the Pirates in 2010, the largest shutout victory in franchise history. We covered that event in this space last year.

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