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Today In Brewer History: Welcome Back, Jim Slaton

The one-time former Brewer pitcher rejoined the team on this day in 1978.

Starting pitcher Jim Slaton was one of the real bright spots on the Brewers' early years in Milwaukee, pitching over 200 innings per season between 1971-77 and making the 1977 AL All Star team. That all came to an end* in December of 1977 when Slaton was traded to the Tigers for outfielder Ben Oglivie.

* - temporarily.

One year later, though, Slaton returned to Milwaukee when he re-signed with the Brewers as a free agent on this day in 1978. Slaton's second run as a Brewer lasted for five seasons and allowed him to collect 45 more wins. He's still the franchise's all-time leader in victories with 117.

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