On this day in 1985 the Brewers beat the Yankees 6-0 on a Saturday at Yankee Stadium. The Brewers' 1-6 batters each scored a single run to power a balanced attack, and knocked ten hits against future Hall of Famer Phil Niekro and relievers.
The Brewers' big story on the day, however, came from the mound: Moose Haas carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning before Don Mattingly doubled to break it up, and pitched just the fourth complete game one-hitter in franchise history.
The Brewers still only have seven one-hitters as a franchise, and more than half of them came in two seasons:
|Skip Lockwood||May 30, 1972||Yankees|
|Skip Lockwood||August 1, 1972||Tigers|
|Jim Colborn||May 9, 1973||Rangers|
|Moose Haas||June 29, 1985||Yankees|
|Danny Darwin||August 19, 1985||Twins|
|Teddy Higuera||September 1, 1987||Royals|
|CC Sabathia||August 31, 2008||Pirates|
This was one of the last of Haas' great performances as a Brewer. It was his eighth of eight complete game shutouts, and the 90th of his 91 wins for Milwaukee. Following the season the team traded him to Oakland.
- Huntsville Star Kentrail Davis, who turns 24.
- 2008-09 Brewer Hernan Iribarren, who turns 28.
- 2010 Brewer Joe Inglett, who turns 34.
- 1962-63 Milwaukee Brave Bob Shaw, who would have turned 79.
Today is also the 21st anniversary of Teddy Higuera's last start in 1991 before being diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff that basically ended his career as an effective starting pitcher. We covered that event in this space last year.