On this day in 1973 the Brewers beat the Yankees 5-2 in front of just 4,804 fans at County Stadium. The Brewers only had six hits in the game but one was a two-run single for George Scott, giving him 100 RBI on the season.
Five runs was more than enough for Jim Colborn, who allowed just three hits while pitching a complete game to become the first 20 game winner in Brewer franchise history. Colborn, in his first full season as a starter, also set a Brewer franchise record with 314.1 innings pitched.
Colborn is still one of just three Brewers ever to reach 20 wins:
Yovani Gallardo leads all Brewers with 16 wins this season. Chris Capuano is the only Brewer since 1987 to have more than 17.
Today is also the 15th anniversary of Doug Jones recording his 25th consecutive save in 1997, setting a franchise record that stood until 2011. We covered that event in this space last year.