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Today In Brewer History: Back-to-back-to-back-to-loss

Three consecutive home runs weren't enough 31 years ago today.

On this day in 1982 the Brewers and Angels went into the sixth inning at Anaheim Stadium tied 2-2 when some early fireworks went off.

Cecil Cooper, leading off the top of the inning against Geoff Zahn, hit a solo home run to give the Crew a 3-2 lead. Don Money followed him to the plate and followed suit with his seventh of the season. Not to be outdone, Gorman Thomas came up next and hit the eighth of his MLB-leading 39. They were the first three of five straight hits to lead off the inning, but the other two runners were left stranded.

Sadly, the Brewers could have used more insurance. Mike Caldwell gave up three runs to tie the game before departing in the seventh, and Don Baylor's solo home run in the eighth gave the Angels the lead and an eventual 6-5 victory.

With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to 1993 Brewer Bill Doran. He turns 55.

Today is also the second anniversary of Jonathan Lucroy's walkoff squeeze bunt in 2011, which we covered in this space last year, and Corey Hart's walkoff home run against the Mets in 2010, which we covered in this space two years ago.