Stat Of The Night: Fastest To 1000...Or Not

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 20: Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers takes batting practice before the start of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 20, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

With singles in his first two at bats tonight Ryan Braun made history: He's just the eleventh player in franchise history to collect 1000 hits as a Brewer, and the first to reach that milestone since Jeff Cirillo did it in his final Brewer at bat in September of 2006.

It's been widely reported (including by me, my mistake) that Braun is the fastest Brewer ever to reach 1000 hits. That's only partially accurate. Among players who collected their first 1000 major league hits as Brewers, Braun is the fastest to do so. He picked up his 1000th hit in his 815th game, which was faster than Paul Molitor's 835. It wasn't, however, faster than Cecil Cooper.

Brewer Games to 1000 hits Date of 1000th Brewer hit Total Brewer hits
Cecil Cooper 785 August 15, 1982 1815
Ryan Braun 815 July 20, 2012 1000+
Paul Molitor 835 July 2, 1985 2281
Robin Yount 948 August 16, 1980 3142
Don Money 961 July 13, 1980 (second game) 1168
Geoff Jenkins 969 April 18, 2006 1221
Jeff Cirillo 978 September 30, 2006 1000
Ben Oglivie 1008 July 11, 1985 1144
B.J. Surhoff 1045 July 24, 1995 1064
Jim Gantner 1053 July 11, 1986 1696
Charlie Moore 1238 June 21, 1986 1029

With that said, I don't feel too bad about my mistake since FS Wisconsin made the same one:

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You'll notice that this graphic doesn't include any attribution to me, so I'll just assume that FS Wisconsin's researchers and I made the same honest mistake. That has to be the case, right?

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