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Today In Brewer History: Molitor Streaks To The Top

On this day in 1987 the Brewers beat the Rangers 4-3 when Juan Castillo's walkoff single drove in Glenn Braggs in the bottom of the 12th inning. The game's most significant historical note, though, came in the bottom of the third inning.

Paul Molitor, in his second at bat of the day, singled off Rangers pitcher Jose Guzman to extend his hitting streak to 25 games and gain sole possession of the longest streak in franchise history. Here's what the all-time leaderboard looked like at that point:

Player Season Games
Paul Molitor 1987 25
Dave May 1973 24
Cecil Cooper 1980 22
Robin Yount 1980 18
Ben Oglivie 1979-80 18
Tommy Davis 1969 18

Molitor's streak went on for two more weeks before being snapped at 39 games. He's still the only Brewer ever to break 25.

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

Today is also the fourth anniversary of a 2008 game where the Brewers came from behind twice to beat the Nationals 5-4 in 13 innings. We covered that event in this space last year.