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Today In Brewer History: Juan Nieves, Jeromy Burnitz and more

Juan Nieves, as a coach with the Red Sox
Juan Nieves, as a coach with the Red Sox
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26 years ago today a small crowd gathered at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, not knowing they were about to witness history.

22-year-old Brewers starting pitcher Juan Nieves started out the game by retiring the first five Orioles before allowing third baseman Ray Knight to reach on a walk. He allowed four more walks in the game but no other baserunners, pitching the first and only no-hitter in Brewer franchise history. Current Brewer broadcaster Bill Schroeder caught the game, which you probably know if you've ever listened to one of his telecasts. We talked more about that game in this space two years ago.

44 years ago today, Jeromy Burnitz was born in Westminster, California. He spent 14 seasons patrolling the outfield for seven major league teams, including the 1996-2001 Brewers, and his .508 slugging percentage during his time in Milwaukee is the third best in franchise history. We covered his birthday in this space last year.

Burnitz turns 44 today. With help from and the B-Ref Play Index, we'd also like to wish a happy birthday to: