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Today In Brewer History: Molitor's Five Fall Classic Hits

The Brewers opened the World Series with a rout on this day in 1982, and Paul Molitor set a Fall Classic record.

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Just days after Cecil Cooper's historic AL pennant-winning single, the Brewers found themselves in St. Louis for Game One of the World Series. Mike Caldwell pitched a three hit shutout to start things off on the right foot, and the Brewer offense gave him plenty of support in a 10-0 victory.

Five different Brewers had multiple hits in this game but no one had a bigger day than Paul Molitor, who singled in the second, fourth, sixth, eighth and ninth innings to set a World Series record with five hits. It took over eighty years of World Series play for this to happen the first time, and in the 30 years since it's happened just once more (Albert Pujols last season).

Nine of the Brewers' 17 hits in the game came from Molitor and Robin Yount, who went 4-for-6 with a double and also drove in two runs.

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