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Brew Crew Blasts Bonus: Walking Off

We're wrapping up our 15-part look at Brewer home runs in 2012 with this look at home runs that wrapped up games.


Brew Crew Blasts is a look at the ten longest home runs hit by Brewer batters during the 2012 season, as measured by Hit Tracker Online, and some other home run-related tidbits that caught my attention. This is the third week for the daily series, and here are the home runs we've already covered:

10) Carlos Gomez against the Nationals on July 26, 439 feet
9) Aramis Ramirez against the Royals on June 14, 440 feet
Rickie Weeks against the Padres on October 1, 441 feet

Carlos Gomez against the Diamondbacks on June 30, 442 feet
Rickie Weeks against the Nationals on July 29, 443 feet
Ryan Braun against the Rockies on April 21, 448 feet
4) Corey Hart against the Twins on May 20, 449 feet

3) Aramis Ramirez against the Mets on September 16, 458 feet
Ryan Braun against the Cubs on August 30, 460 feet

Rickie Weeks against the Cardinals on July 17, 462 feet

The Brewers led all National League teams with 202 home runs in 2012, but none were more special than these three. Here are 2012's trio of walkoff home runs.

Norichika Aoki against the Cubs, June 7

This has to be 2012's least likely walkoff. Norichika Aoki had never hit a ball out of an MLB ballpark before this day against the Cubs, where his second long ball of the day gave the Brewers a 4-3 win:

Aramis Ramirez against the Marlins, July 3

One of the wildest games of the season saw the Brewers blow a 9-2 lead to force extra innings, fall behind 12-11 in the tenth and win anyway on this Ramirez bomb with two outs:

Corey Hart against the Pirates, September 1

The Brewers also blew a late lead in this game but got it back in the ninth as Corey Hart powered the offense to a 3-2 victory: