On this day in 1982 the Brewers made one last acquisition to shore up their roster for the playoffs, acquiring future Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton from the Astros for outfielder Kevin Bass and pitchers Frank DiPino and Mike Madden.
Sutton had signed with Houston as a free agent before the 1981 season, but they were 61-69 at the time of this trade and 11.5 games back of first in the NL West.
Sutton made seven starts in the regular season and three more in the playoffs for the pennant-winning Brewers, then stayed with the Crew for two more seasons before they traded him to Oakland in December of 1984. 26 of his 324 career wins came as a Brewer, as did 313 of his 3574 strikeouts.
- Wisconsin Timber Rattler Stosh Wawrzasek, who turns 22.
- West Bend, Wisconsin native and 1978 and 1981 Brewer Willie Mueller, who turns 56.