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Today In Brewer History: The First To 50

Prince Fielder had a lot of great days as a Brewer, but this was one of his best ones.

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On this day in 2007 the Brewers beat the Cardinals 9-1 behind one of Prince Fielder's best offensive games. He went 2-for-2, walked twice and drove in four runs with a pair of home runs, one each off Kip Wells and future teammate Braden Looper.

Fielder's second home run was his 50th of the season, making him the first Brewer and the youngest player in major league history to reach 50 homers. Here are the top five:

Player Season Age Team HR
Prince Fielder 2007 23 Brewers 50
Jimmie Foxx 1932 24 Athletics 58
Ralph Kiner 1947 24 Pirates 51
Willie Mays 1955 24 Giants 51
Mickey Mantle 1956 24 Yankees 52

Fielder finished the year with these 50 home runs, won the NL Silver Slugger Award and finished third in the voting for NL MVP.

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

Today is also the anniversary of Jeromy Burnitz and Richie Sexson combining for six home runs in a 9-4 win over the Diamondbacks in 2001. We covered that event in this space last year.