A Look at Major League Baseball Milestones in Milwaukee

Albert Pujols watches his three-run homer as Brewers catcher Omar Narvez during a game at American Family Field on April 17, 2022.

The Brewers’ upcoming two-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals at American Family Field will probably be the last that Milwaukee sees as one of their all-time foes, Albert Pujols. He is on the hunt for his 700th career home run, the rarest airs on the list ahead of him (Barry Bonds, Henry Aaron, Babe Ruth).

Pujols entered his account on September 23 with 698 and three more games before reaching Milwaukee.

Brewers fans would naturally prefer that he just go ahead and save the achievement for someone else. After all, they already have 45 of them against the Brewers—which, perhaps unsurprisingly, is the lowest of the other four teams in the National League Central (and well shy of former NL Central affiliate Houston, against whom Pujol is the youngest). Has a career-best 62 blasts).

But hey, a little history can be good too, right? Correct?

Perhaps you still have ticket stubs (remember them?) for some of these milestone moments on Milwaukee’s earth, some for the good ones and some for…other people.

A List of All MLB No-hitters in Milwaukee

  • Jim Wilson, Milwaukee Braves. 2–0 win over Philadelphia on June 12, 1954
  • Lew Burdett, Milwaukee Braves. 1–0 win over Philadelphia on August 18, 1960
  • Warren Spahn, Milwaukee Braves. 4–0 win over Philadelphia on September 16, 1960
  • Warren Spahn, Milwaukee Braves. 1–0 win over San Francisco on April 28, 1961
  • Steve Busby, Kansas City Royals. 2–0 win over Milwaukee on June 19, 1974
  • Carlos Zambrano, Chicago Cubs. 5–0 win over Houston on September 14, 2008*
  • Alec Mills, Chicago Cubs. 12-0 win over Milwaukee on September 13, 2020

*Milwaukee served as the neutral site for the game moved due to a tornado in Houston.

Sean Green of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits his fourth home run of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the ninth inning on Thursday, May 23, 2002 in Milwaukee.  Green set a major league record with four homers in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 16–2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Four-Homer Game in Milwaukee by Willie Mays and Sean Green

  • Willie Mays, San Francisco Giants. 14-4 win over Milwaukee on April 30, 1961. At the time, he was the ninth player in Major League history to score four home runs in a game, and he scored eight.
  • Sean Green, Los Angeles Dodgers. 16–3 victory over Milwaukee on May 23, 2002. Green scored 6 for 6, scoring a record six runs, recording five extra base hits and Record-setting 19 total bases, He broke the record after 18 set by Joe Adcock of the Braves in Brooklyn, and speaking of his…
Harvey Haddix of the Pittsburgh Pirates rubbed his brows with baseball history on May 27, 1959, pitching 12 perfect innings against the Milwaukee Braves.  He lost the game 1–0 in the 13th inning.

May 26, 1959: Harvey Haddix game considered one of MLB’s greatest pitching performances

For 12 dazzling innings, Harvey Haddix spun what many consider to be the greatest game of all time, and he still lost. He took the first 36 men he faced, but although Milwaukee Braves starter Lew Burdett wasn’t perfect, he clinched the Pittsburgh Pirates star with naught through the 13th.

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