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Today in Brewer History: Robin Yount Is A Run Scorer.

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On this day in 1980, a small crowd gathered to watch the Brewers and White Sox play the middle game in a three game series. A day after just 8,653 fans had shown up to witness the series opener the two teams played again in front of 11,232 fans, or roughly the same amount that came to see the 2011 Rising Stars Game at Miller Park.

Robin Yount, however, gave the small crowd something to cheer for. He went 3-for-4 in the game, finished a home run short of the cycle and scored three runs. The second run was his 403rd, moving him past George Scott and into second place on the Brewer career list. At that point Yount was only second to teammate Don Money, who he would go on to pass in 1982.

Fourteen more Brewers have passed Scott since then, including three current players:

Player Runs
Robin Yount 1632
Paul Molitor 1275
Cecil Cooper 821
Jim Gantner 726
Geoff Jenkins 661
Don Money 596
Ben Oglivie 567
Greg Vaughn 528
Gorman Thomas 524
Jeff Cirillo 506
Prince Fielder 499
B.J. Surhoff 472
Rickie Weeks 469
Jeromy Burnitz 467
Charlie Moore 441
Ryan Braun 424
George Scott 402