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Today In Brewer History: Happy Birthday, Bob Sadowski

On this day in 1938, Bob Sadowski was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was 20 years old when the Cardinals signed him as an amateur free agent in 1958, but didn't make his major league debut until after they traded him to the Braves in 1963.

Sadowski appeared in 105 games during the Braves' final three seasons in Milwaukee, posting a 3.87 ERA with 13 complete games and eight saves. He was only 27 when the team moved to Atlanta, but his career was already more or less over: The Braves traded him to the Red Sox following the 1965 season and he made just eleven more major league appearances.

Sadowski was the youngest of three brothers who all played in the big leagues: Ed played five MLB seasons in the 60s as a member of the Angels and two other teams, and Ted was a Washington Senator/Minnesota Twin from 1960-62.

Thanks to the B-Ref Play Index for informing me that Sadowski turns 74 today. We'd also like to wish a happy birthday to former Brewer pitching coach Dave Stewart, who turns 55.