Today In Brewer History: Molitor Cracks The Century Mark

On this day in 1988 the Brewers lost a heartbreaker to the Red Sox, taking a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning but allowing a comeback that ended with a run in the bottom of the eighth to give Boston a 5-4 win and complete a doubleheader sweep.

Paul Molitor was one of the game's offensive heroes, as he led off the game with a home run. It was the 100th homer of his career, and at that point he was only the eighth Brewer to reach that mark:

Brewer Career Home Runs*
Gorman Thomas 208
Cecil Cooper 201
Robin Yount 183
Ben Oglivie 176
Don Money 134
George Scott 115
Sixto Lezcano 102
Paul Molitor 100

* - as of July 29, 1988

Molitor has since been joined in this group by Prince Fielder (230), Geoff Jenkins (212), Ryan Braun (189 after Friday), Greg Vaughn (169), Jeromy Burnitz (165), Corey Hart (142), Rob Deer (137), Richie Sexson (133), Rickie Weeks (119 after Friday), Dave Nilsson (105), John Jaha (105) and Bill Hall (102).

Molitor finished his Brewer career with 160 home runs, still the tenth most in franchise history.

With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:

On this day in 2000 the Brewers lost at home on Bob Wickman Poster Night, one day after trading the veteran closer to the Indians. We covered that event in this space last year.

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