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Today’s Sports Stat: July 12, 2018

In the 50-year history of the Milwaukee Brewers, there have now been 60 players who have been selected to play in the All-Star Game Including this year’s four selections). Some had long careers with the Brewers (Molitor, Yount, Braun) while others spent only one season in Milwaukee (Dave Parker, Jim Sundberg). Another interesting category is those Milwaukee Brewers players who made the All-Star team in their first season with the club.

Christian Yelich is the latest Brew Crew member to be selected to play in the ASG in his first season with the team; in fact, Yelich becomes the 12th Milwaukee Brewers player to be selected in his first season with the team.

Here’s a look at the Brewers players who made the All-Star team in their first season with the team.

1969: Don Mincher and Mike Hegan (this was the first year as the expansion Seattle Mariners before the team moved to Milwaukee in 1970… for Mincher, it was his only year with the franchise)

1975: Hank Aaron (Aaron made several All-Star appearances as a member of the Milwaukee Braves, but this was his first and only ASG as a member of the Brewers)

1978: Larry Hisle (he made the All-Star team the previous year as a member of the Minnesota Twins)

1981: Rollie Fingers and Ted Simmons

1984: Jim Sundberg (this was his only year with the Brewers)

1990: Dave Parker (this was his only year with the Brewers)

2001: Ben Sheets (this was Sheets’ rookie campaign)

2005: Carlos Lee

2009: Trevor Hoffman

2018: Christian Yelich

 

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Today’s Sports Stat: April 2, 2018

Two of the Brewers newest additions, Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich, have gotten off to fast starts for the team. Cain has nine hits in his first four games while Yelich has seven.

At this pace, Cain will end the season with 365 hits and Yelich will collect 284. Highly unlikely, I might add.

If, however, Cain and Yelich can continue their fast starts over the course of the season, they could become the 2.0 version of Brewers legends Robin Yount and Paul Molitor. A formidable 1-2 punch at the top of the lineup would certainly go a long way to the Brewers having success in 2018.

There has been only one season in Brewers history where two (or more) teammates collected 200 or more hits in the same season. In 1982, Cecil Cooper (205), Paul Molitor (201) and Robin Yount (210) each passed the 200-hit milestone.

If we drop the hit total down to 180 hits in a season, there have also been seven other seasons where a pair of Brewers teammates both had 180 or more hits that campaign. The last time was in 1998 when Jeff Cirillo (194) and Fernando Vina (198) each had more than 180 hits in a season.

Following are the eight seasons when the Brewers had two or more teammates with 180 or more hits in the same season.

1973: George Scott (185) and Davey May (189)

1979: Cecil Cooper (182) and Paul Molitor (188)

1980: Ben Oglivie (180) and Cecil Cooper (219)

1982: Cooper (205), Molitor (201) and Yount (210)

1983: Ted Simmons (185) and Cecil Cooper (203)

1988: Molitor (190) and Yount (190)

1989: Molitor (194) and Yount (195)

1998: Cirillo (194) and Vina (198)

The Brewers are hoping Cain and Yelich (and maybe another player or two) might join this list.

 

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