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Today In Brewer History: 2000 For Kendall

On this day in 2009, the Brewers were hot. They completed a sweep of the Cardinals with an 8-4 victory, picking up the sixth in what would turn out to be a season-high seven game winning streak. 

There were several heroes in the game for the Brewers: Mat Gamel hit his first career home run, Ryan Braun went 2-for-4 with a double, two walks and scored four times, and Braden Looper picked up a quality start. Meanwhile, Jason Kendall had two singles in the game, the 2000th and 2001st hits of his major league career.

There have only been eight players in major league history to record at least 2000 hits while playing 50% or more of their games at catcher. The list includes four Hall of Famers, two likely Hall of Famers, one guy who probably should be a Hall of Famer...and Kendall. 

Player Hits rWAR
Ivan Rodriguez 2830 67.7
Ted Simmons 2472 50.4
Carlton Fisk 2356 67.3
Jason Kendall 2195 38.1
Yogi Berra 2150 61.9
Mike Piazza 2127 59.1
Gary Carter 2092 66.3
Johnny Bench 2048 71.3

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