The 1982 Brewers have become easily the most storied team in franchise history: A clubhouse full of personalities that powered their way to the World Series and came within a game of taking the trophy. On this day in 1982, though, they came within an eyelash of having it all go up in smoke.
The Brewers' magic number was at two already five days earlier, as the Crew led the Orioles by four games with five to play. Things went downhill fast from there, though, as the Brewers lost four in a row (including three to Baltimore) to bring the two teams back into a first place tie and make the season's final game winner-take-all.
Thankfully, the Brewers came out swinging and finished what they started. Robin Yount had home runs in the first and third inning as the Crew ran out to a 3-0 lead, and they plated five insurance runs in the ninth to finish off a 10-2 victory. It was the tenth of 14 multi-homer games in Yount's career, and his seventh in 1982.
With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to 2011 Brewer Brett Carroll. He turns 29.