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Today In Brewer History: Higuera's Last Hurrah

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This day in 1991 was one of the more epic collapses in Brewer history. Playing against the Yankees at County Stadium, the Brewers led 8-3 entering the top of the eighth and allowed six unanswered runs, including three off Dan Plesac, as the Yankees rallied for a 9-8 victory.

This game, however, was notable for another reason. Teddy Higuera was the starting pitcher for the Brewers and had a pretty good day, allowing three runs on seven hits over seven innings. Sadly, it was his last appearance before being diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff. Higuera, who was in the first year of a four year contract, didn't pitch again in 1991 and missed the entire 1992 season. He rejoined the team in 1993 but was a shell of his former self, making just 25 appearances over two seasons and posting a 7.11 ERA. He became a free agent after the 1994 season and was done as a major leaguer at age 35.

With help from Brewerfan.net and the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to: