On this day in 1982 the Brewers allowed a single run in the ninth en route to a 3-2 loss to the Blue Jays at County Stadium. The Brewers' two runs in the game scored on Robin Yount and Gorman Thomas' solo home runs, but neither of those hits were the day's historic event.
Cecil Cooper went 1-for-4 on this day, singling in the bottom of the sixth inning. The hit was his 1000th as a Brewer, making him the fastest player in franchise history to reach that mark. He reached the mark in 785 games, putting him 20 ahead of Ryan Braun's pace:
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Cooper, of course, was far from done. By the time he retired following the 1987 season he had 2192 hits, including 1815 for Milwaukee.
With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:
- 2007 Brewer Mel Stocker, who turns 33.
- 2000-01 Brewer Allen Levrault, who turns 36.
- 2004 Brewer Ben Ford, who turns 38.
- 1997 Brewer Jeff Huson, who turns 49.
- 1972 Brewer Billy Conigliaro, who turns 66.
- 1972 Brewer Tommie Reynolds, who turns 72.
- 1953-60 Milwaukee Brave Joey Jay, who turns 78.
Today is also the second anniversary of the Brewers turning a 4-6-3-2 triple play against the Dodgers in 2011 and the 44th anniversary of Billy Williams debuting for the Seattle Pilots and becoming the oldest player in franchise history to make his MLB debut. We covered those events in this space last year and two years ago, respectively.