Over the past several years, the Milwaukee Bucks have seen many players wear their uniform. Some have had long careers, others very short. Some seem to have made a “stopover” in Milwaukee on their way to another team. And others have made a brief stop in Milwaukee just before retirement.
Here’s a list of 12 players who played for the Bucks whose careers lasted less than 100 games with the team, but they were pretty decent scorers in their short time with the Bucks.
Most career points by Bucks players with less than 100 career games with the team:
Player Career Points Years with Bucks
Richard Jefferson 1607 2009
Moses Malone 1329 1992-93
Ruben Patterson 1194 2007
Terrell Brandon 1044 1998-99
Wayne Embry 1023 1969
Ken Norman 979 1994
Michael Carter-Williams 976 2015-16
Swen Nater 938 1977
Earl Boykins 897 2007, 2011
Fred Hetzel 843 1969
Lindsey Hunter 825 2001
Corey Maggette 805 2011
Follow Jerry on Twitter @StatsonTapp
PACKERSTATS-Game #11-2018 season
Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 24-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on November 25.
- The Packers are now 16-10 (.615) in road games against their division opponents (Bears, Lions, Vikings) since 2010.
- Green Bay is 16-9-2 against the Vikings (regular season and playoff contests) in the Mike McCarthy era, but they are 1-5-1 in the last seven games against the Vikes.
- The Packers have held the Vikings to less than 30 points in 11 straight games.
- Davante Adams has now scored a TD in eight of the 11 games played this season. It was the 29th game of his career that he scored a TD, placing him 13th in that stat for the team all-time. Randall Cobb and Paul Coffman are tied for 11th on the list with TD receptions in 32 games for the Pack. Boyd Dowler is 10th with 34 games. Leading the team is Donald Driver with a TD reception in 57 games with the Packers.
- The Packers scored first in the game and are now 17-12 (.586) since 2010 in road games when they score the first points of the game.
- The Pack had seven points in the first quarter and are now 77-35-2 (.684) since 2006 in games when they score at least seven points in the first quarter.
- Aaron Jones scored a TD in his third straight game. The team record is seven straight games held by Ahman Green and Paul Hornung.
- Minnesota placekicker Dan Bailey missed a pair of field goal attempts in the game. Green Bay is 19-13-1 since 2010 when the opponents’ kicker misses at least one field goal attempt in a game.
- The game was tied at 14-14 at halftime. Green Bay is now 2-6 in road games since 2002 when the score is tied at half.
- Minnesota held a 10-point lead going into the fourth quarter, 24-14. The Pack is 2-21 in their last 23 road games when they go into the fourth quarter behind by 10 or more points.
- Minnesota QB Kirk Cousins had three TD passes and 342 yards passing. Cousins now has three career games against the Packers with three or more TD passes and 300+ yards passing in the same game. Drew Brees tops this list with four such games.
- Adam Thielen had 125 yards receiving and became the 14th player to have three or more career games with 100+ yards receiving against the Packers. Randy Moss had seven games to top this stat. He is followed by Elroy Hirsch and Calvin Johnson with six such games.
- Green Bay only scored three points in the second half. Since 2000, the Packers are 11-34 (.244) in games when they score three or fewer points in the second half of a contest.
- The Pack had only 25:33 time of possession in the game. Since 2006 they are 4-13 in away games when they have the ball less than 26 minutes in a game and are 9-18 (.333) in all games since 2006 when they have the ball less than 26 minutes in a game.
- Cousins had a Passer Rating of 129.5 in the game. Teams are 49-4-1 (.917) against the Packers when they have a QB with a Passer Rating above 125. Cousins became the ninth opposing QB to have two career games against the Packers with a Passer Rating of 125 or better. The others: Troy Aikman, Drew Brees, Brett Favre, Bill Munson, Matthew Stafford, Fran Tarkenton, John Unitas and Bill Wade.
- The Packers are now 5-14 (.109) in road games when they score less than 20 points in the game. They have lost eight straight road games when they tally less than 20 points.
It’s one thing to come in last place in Major League Baseball. It’s another thing to come in last place and to be so far out of first place that you set a record.
That’s what happened to the Baltimore Orioles this past season. The O’s finished in last place in the American League East, 61 games behind first place Boston. That’s right… 61 games out of first place.
The 61 games out of first place stat are the most games behind by a team in the majors since baseball went to a three-division format in 1994. Prior to that, the record was held by the 1998 Florida Marlins who finished 52 games out of first place in the National League East.
Following are the teams that finished more than 40 games (or more) out of first place in their division since 1994.
2017: San Francisco, N.L. West, 40 games behind
2012: Houston, N.L. Central, 42 games behind
2011: Houston, N.L. Central, 40 games behind
2004: Arizona, N.L. West, 42 games behind
2002: Milwaukee, N.L. Central, 41 games behind
1998: Florida, N.L. East, 52 games behind
2018: Baltimore, A.L. East, 61 games behind
2013: Houston, A.L. West, 45 games behind
2005: Kansas City, A.L. Central, 43 games behind
2003: Detroit, A.L. Central, 47 games behind
2002: Tampa Bay, A.L. East, 48 games behind
2001: Texas, A.L. West, 43 games behind
2001: Anaheim, A.L. West, 41 games behind
1998: Tampa Bay, A.L. East, 51 games behind
1995: Minnesota, A.L. Central, 44 games behind
Adrian Beltre retires
Adrian Beltre recently announced his retirement. He began his career in 1998 at the age of 19 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. A sure-fire Hall of Famer, Beltre had a career .286 average with 477 home runs, 1,707 RBI and 3,166 hits.
Beltre is also one of only 21 players in baseball history to end their careers with 12,000 or more plate appearances. He had 12,130, good enough for 17th on the all-time list.
Here are the 21 players with 12,000 or more plate appearances in a career: Pete Rose (15,890), Carl Yastrzemski (13,992), Hank Aaron (13,941), Rickey Henderson (13,346), Ty Cobb (13,099), Cal Ripken (12,883), Eddie Murray (12,817), Stan Musial (12,718), Barry Bonds (12,606), Derek Jeter (12,602), Craig Biggio (12,504), Willie Mays (12,496), Dave Winfield (12,358), Robin Yount (12,249), Alex Rodriguez (12,207), Paul Molitor 12,167), Adrian Beltre (12,130), Eddie Collins (12,078), Rafael Palmeiro (12,046), Omar Vizquel (12,013) and Tris Speaker (12,011).
Christian Yelich – Part One
The numbers were enough to give him a straight path to the 2018 National League MVP: 110 RBI, 118 runs scored, 36 home runs, 22 stolen bases, a .326 batting average. With those stats, Christian Yelich also became the 19th player in baseball history to have 100 or more RBI, 100 or more runs, 30 or more HRs, 20 or more stolen bases, and a batting average of .320 or better in a season. (It’s interesting to note that fellow Brewer Ryan Braun is the only player in history to reach these numbers in two seasons.)
Here are the 19 players who have accomplished these numbers in a season:
2018: Christian Yelich (Milwaukee)
2015: Paul Goldschmidt (Arizona)
2011: Matt Kemp (L.A. Dodgers), Jacoby Ellsbury (Boston), Ryan Braun (Milwaukee)
2010: Carlos Gonzalez (Colorado)
2009: Ryan Braun (Milwaukee)
2007: David Wright (N.Y. Mets)
2005: Alex Rodriguez (N.Y. Yankees)
2002: Vladimir Guerrero (Montreal)
1999: Ivan Rodriguez (Texas)
1997: Larry Walker (Colorado)
1996: Ellis Burks (Colorado)
1993: Barry Bonds (San Francisco)
1978: Dave Parker (Pittsburgh)
1970: Carl Yastrzemski (Boston)
1961: Hank Aaron (Milwaukee), Frank Robinson (Cincinnati)
1932: Chuck Klein (Philadelphia)
1922: Ken Williams (St. Louis Browns)
Christian Yelich – Part Two
Yelich became the eighth Brewers player to hit 30 or more home runs for the team before he turned 27. (Yelich turns 27 on December 5th.)
Following are the seasons when a Brewers player had 30 or more HRs before turning 27 (age for the season as of June 30 of that year).
Player, year Home Runs Age
Rob Deer, 1986 33 25
Geoff Jenkins, 2000 34 25
Richie Sexson, 2001 45 26
Bill Hall, 2006 35 26
Ryan Braun, 2007 34 23
Prince Fielder, 2007 50 23
Ryan Braun, 2008 37 24
Prince Fielder, 2008 34 24
Ryan Braun, 2009 32 25
Prince Fielder, 2009 46 25
Prince Fielder, 2010 32 26
Domingo Santana, 2017 30 24
Christian Yelich, 2018 36 26
Follow Jerry on Twitter @StatsonTapp
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points in the Bucks win over the Portland Trailblazers on November. It’s amazing to think that he is not yet turned 24 years old and will not celebrate his 24th birthday until December 6th.
Giannis has tallied 7,172 points in his young career. By scoring that many points before his 24th birthday, he ranks eighth all-time on the NBA list for most career points scored by a player before turning 24. As you might expect, LeBron James tops this list; he scored 11,514 points before his 24th birthday.
Here is a list of the nine NBA players who scored 7,000 or more points in their careers before turning 24.
LeBron James, 11,514
Kevin Durant, 9,978
Carmelo Anthony 9,264
Tracy McGrady, 8,542
Kobe Bryant, 8,197
Shaquille O’Neal, 7,481
Dwight Howard, 7,397
Giannis Antetokounmpo, 7,172*
Anthony Davis, 7,093
- (through games of November 22, 2018)
As stated above, Giannis won’t turn 24 until December 6. The Bucks have six more games until then. If he hits his current average, 26.3 points per game, he will hit his 24th birthday with 7,330 points… not enough to push him past Howard on this list.
Giannis does rank number one on the Bucks list of most points scored by a Milwaukee Bucks player (in a Bucks uniform) before he turned 24. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is second with 4,957 points. He is followed by Brandon Jennings (4,946), Marques Johnson (4,789) and Glenn Robinson (4,125).
Follow Jerry on Twitter @StatsonTapp