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Today In Brewer History: Happy anniversary, Greg Vaughn

An all-time great Brewer slugger appeared in his first game 24 years ago today.


On this day in 1989 the Brewers beat the Indians 10-3 at Cleveland Stadium. Robin Yount had four hits in the game and DH Joey Meyer drove in five runs, but Meyer's exit from the game might actually be more historically significant.

Meyer was intentionally walked in the ninth inning (despite the fact that the Brewers were already leading 9-3), and the Brewers responded by pinch running for him with outfielder Greg Vaughn. Vaughn advanced to second on Charlie O'Brien's RBI single but was later stranded in his major league debut.

Vaughn got his first major league plate appearance, hit and RBI the next day, going 2-for-2 with a double. A week later he hit his first home run. Over eight seasons as a Brewer Vaughn went deep 169 times, which is still the eighth highest total in franchise history.

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

Today is also the fifth anniversary of Gabe Kapler's 13th inning walkoff home run in 2008 and the 26th anniversary of Paul Molitor extending his hitting streak to 25 games in 1987. We covered those events in this space two years ago and last year, respectively.