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Today In Brewer History: Happy Birthday, Dale Sveum

On this day in 1963, Dale Sveum was born in Richmond, California. He was 18 years old when the Brewers took him with the 25th overall pick in the 1982 draft, and made his major league debut in 1986.

Sveum's career was on an interesting track before a rather sudden derailment. He was a full time big leaguer for his first three seasons until a serious injury suffered in a collision with outfielder Darryl Hamilton cost him the entire 1989 campaign. He played nine more major league seasons after that but hit just .225/.300/.360 and only appeared in more than 100 games one time.

Sveum rejoined the Brewers as a coach for the 2006 season and filled several jobs over the next six years, including serving as the team's interim manager for the team's final 12 regular season and four playoff games in 2008. He was the Brewers' hitting coach in 2011 and was invited back in that role for 2012, but last week he was named the new manager of the Cubs.

Sveum turns 48 today. With help from the B-Ref Play Index we'd also like to wish a happy birthday today to 1971 Brewer Frank Tepedino. He turns 64.