On this day in 1975 the Brewer bats had no problem with the Tigers, connecting for 17 hits and walking seven times in a 17-3 win. Four of those hits came off the bat of Hank Aaron (in four at bats), who drove in two runs to pass Babe Ruth on the all time list with 2,211 RBI.*
That game featured another interesting statistical anomaly: After Aaron's fourth hit, Del Crandall sent in Bobby Mitchell to pinch run for him. Mitchell eventually scored, then came to the plate again in the eighth, walked and scored again. As such, his final line for the game was 0-for-0, one walk, two runs scored. He's one of only three Brewers ever to score two runs in a game without an official plate appearance.
With help from Brewerfan.net and the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:
- Brevard County Manatee Scooter Gennett, who turns 22.
- 1998 Brewer Bobby Chouinard, who turns 39.
- 1987-90 Brewer Charlie O'Brien, who turns 51.
- 1984-86 Brewer Ray Searage, who turns 56.
- 1976-77 Brewer Von Joshua, who turns 63.
* - In 1976 a research committee changed Ruth's career RBI total from 2209 to 2004, meaning Aaron had broken the record days earlier.