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Today In Brewer History: Walking To Washington

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On this day in 1991 the Brewers beat the Mariners 6-1 at County Stadium despite getting just one extra base hit, a ninth inning RBI triple for Darryl Hamilton. They were on base 22 times in the contest, however, collecting seven hits and drawing 15 walks.

The losing pitcher on that day was 27-year-old Randy Johnson, who posted one of the stranger pitching lines you'll ever see: He allowed four runs over four innings on a single hit and ten walks. He walked two batters in the first, struck out the side in order in the second, gave out three free passes in the third, walked four in a row in the fourth and walked Gary Sheffield in the fifth before being lifted.

All told, Darryl Hamilton was the only Brewer who didn't walk in the game. Paul Molitor, Candy Maldonado, Gary Sheffield, Rick Dempsey, Dale Sveum and Willie Randolph were each walked multiple times.

With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:

  • 1982-85 Brewer Pete Ladd, who turns 56.
  • 1974 Brewer Deron Johnson, who would have turned 74.
  • 1961-64 Milwaukee Brave and 1972 Brewer interim manager Roy McMillan, who would have turned 83.

Today is also the 25th anniversary of Dale Sveum's three home run game in a 12-2 Brewer win over the Angels in 1987. We covered that event in this space last year.