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Today In Brewer History: Happy Anniversary, Mike Fetters

On this day in 1991 the Brewers and Angels swapped relievers, as Chuck Crim headed west and Mike Fetters came to Milwaukee for the first time.

The Brewers drafted Crim in 1982 and he played his first five pro seasons with them, making 332 appearances (nearly all in relief) and posting a 3.47 ERA. He pitched over 100 innings in relief in three consecutive seasons (1987-89), and no Brewer has done it since. He led the AL in appearances in both 1988 and 1989 and pitched in 60+ games again in 1990 and '91. Maybe the workload had finally started to wear him down at this point: He posted a 4.97 ERA and pitched just three more seasons after leaving the Brewers.

Fetters, meanwhile, spent six seasons in Milwaukee and and made 289 appearances as a Brewer, racking up 79 saves. His best season in Milwaukee was his first one: He posted a 1.87 ERA in 50 games in 1992. The six seasons he spent with the Brewers were the longest stop on his journeyman major league career - after leaving Milwaukee he spent either one or two seasons each in Oakland, Anaheim, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Arizona and Minnesota before calling it a career.

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