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Today In Brewer History: Yount runs past Money

Yount claimed another in his long list of franchise records 31 years ago today.


On this day in 1982 the Brewers beat the Twins 6-3 at County Stadium. Mark Brouhard had two hits, including a triple, and scored a run and drove one in to be the offensive hero while Rollie Fingers picked up his fifth save.

The reason this game is historically significant, though, is Robin Yount. He scored two runs in the game and the first one was his 556th as a Brewer, moving him past teammate Don Money and into first place on the franchise's all time list.

For a while Yount and Money were neck-and-neck for this honor: On May 26 Money made up the gap and tied Yount again with 763. By the end of the year, though, Yount had scored 129 times compared to Money's 40 and had taken control of the record for good. Yount finished his career with 1632 runs, a record no Brewer is likely to approach. Ryan Braun is the Brewer active leader with 629, and would need to average 100 runs per season for ten more years (into his age 39 season) to catch Yount.

With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to 2002 Brewer Israel Alcantara. He turns 40 and we covered his birthday in this space two years ago.

Today is also the fourth anniversary of a 15-3 Brewer win over Bronson Arroyo and the Reds in 2009. We covered that event in this space last year.