The offensive hero of the day was second baseman and #8 hitter Ted Kubiak. He had four hits on the day: Singles in the second and sixth innings, a double in the eighth and a ninth inning grand slam. All four of his hits drove in at least one run as he set a Brewer franchise record with seven RBI.
For 30 years Kubiak held this record all by himself. He's now been tied five times, but he's still never been passed:
|Ted Kubiak||July 18, 1970||Red Sox||7|
|Jose Hernandez||April 12, 2001||Astros||7|
|Richie Sexson||April 18, 2002||Cardinals||7|
|Damian Miller||July 2, 2007||Pirates||7|
|Corey Hart||May 23, 2011||Nationals||7|
|Jonathan Lucroy||May 20, 2012||Twins||7|
Kubiak's seven RBI on this day represent 12% of his Brewer career total. He hit .244/.337/.316 in 247 games with the Crew between 1970 and '71.
Ken Sanders also recorded his first Brewer save in the contest. The next year he went on to become the first Brewer ever to save 30 games in a season.
With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:
- 2001-08 Brewer Ben Sheets, who turns 34. We covered his birthday in this space last year.
- 1997 Brewer and 1994 #4 overall pick Antone Williamson, who turns 39.
- 1974 #6 overall pick Butch Edge, who turns 56.
- 1960-65 Milwaukee Brave Joe Torre, who turns 72.