Today In Brewer History: Two hits, one win

37 years ago today Jim Colborn got by with about the bare minimum amount of help from his friends.

On this day in 1976 the Brewers and Angels had an epic pitchers' duel at County Stadium in front of just 3,841 paying fans. The Brewers drew first blood in the bottom of the first, when Don Money led off the inning with a solo home run...and that was it. The game ended 1-0, with Jim Colborn and Eduardo Rodriguez combining to pitch a three hit shutout.

The Brewers picked up the win in this game despite collecting just two hits: The aforementioned Money homer and a Robin Yount single to lead off the fourth. They also drew three walks (Money had two of them), but their 3-9 hitters went a combined 0-for-20 and never reached base.

This game was one of just seven times in franchise history the Brewers have had two hits or less in a win. The most recent was a 3-1 victory over the Rockies in 2011.

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

Today is also the 112th anniversary of the debut game for the 1901 Milwaukee Brewers, who blew a nine run lead in the ninth inning to lose 14-13 to Detroit. We covered that event in this space last year.
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