Today In Brewer History: Ted Kubiak's Claim To Fame

On this day in 1970 the Brewers scored nine unanswered runs to beat the Red Sox 10-5 in front of 22,723 fans at Fenway Park.

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:

Player Date Opponent RBI
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:

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