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Today In Brewer History: The streak ends, Orosco born

Our daily look at the history of baseball in Milwaukee continues today with a look at the beginning of a long baseball life and the end of a long streak.

On this day in 1987, the Brewers entered play as the hottest team in franchise history. They had opened the season with a 13-game winning streak, but they removed any possibility of stretching it to 14 early when they allowed five runs in the first three innings of a 7-1 loss to the White Sox.

For much more on the streak and its conclusion, check out our friend Jon Loomer's post in this space two years ago.

On this day in 1957 Jesse Orosco was born in Santa Barbara, California. He made his major league debut as a 1979 Met and went on to pitch 24 MLB seasons as a member of nine teams, including the 1992-94 Brewers. His 1252 games pitched are still a major league career record.

Orosco turns 56 today, and we covered his birthday in this space last year. With help from Brewerfan.net and the B-Ref Play Index, we'd also like to wish a happy birthday to:

  • 2012 Helena Brewer Joe Andrade, who turns 23.
  • Nashville Sound Zach Kroenke, who turns 29.
  • Milwaukee native and UW-Oshkosh alum Jack Taschner, who turns 35. He pitched in six major league seasons between 2005-10 as a member of the Giants and three other teams.
  • 2000-01 Brewer Kevin Brown, who turns 40.