Today In Brewer History: Money's last game

A four-time Brewer All Star made his final major league appearance 30 years ago today.

On this day in 1983 the Orioles beat the Brewers 5-4 in Baltimore. Charlie Moore had three hits but it wasn't enough as the Brewers lost their eighth consecutive game. The day's historic event, though, came in the ninth inning when Don Money was called upon to pinch hit for outfielder Roy Howell and flew out to right field in his final major league appearance.

The 1983 season had been one to forget for Money, as the 36-year-old longtime third baseman had become almost exclusively a DH and hit .149/.220/.219 while appearing in just 43 games. His appearance on this day was his first in over a month and one of just four in the Brewers' final 74 games.

Money played parts of eleven seasons as a Brewer after coming over in a seven-player trade with the Phillies following the 1972 season, hitting .270/.338/.421 in 1196 games and making four All Star appearances in a five-year stretch between 1974-78. He's still seventh on the Brewers' all-time list with 1196 games played, sixth with 1168 hits and sixth with 440 walks.

With help from Brewerfan.net and the B-Ref Play Index, we'd like to wish a happy birthday to:

Today is also the second anniversary of the Brewers' 10-1 win over the Reds in 2011. We covered that event in this space last year.

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