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.
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…
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.
In the bottom half, Braves leadoff hitter Felix Mantilla was hit by a poor throw by third baseman Don Hock. Three batters later, after a deliberate run to Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock hit the ball into the stands (though he was later dismissed for passing Aaron between second and third base, and it was called a double and was re-classified as just one RBI instead of two).
Either way, the game was over, officially winning 1–0 and heartbroken for Haddix.
May 1, 1975: Henry Aaron breaks Babe Ruth’s RBI record
It certainly isn’t celebrated as a home-run record, but when Henry Aaron singles in third at Sixto Lezcano, it gave him 2,210 RBIs, eclipsing Babe Ruth’s all-time mark of 2,209 (though baseball- A mark of reference is for Ruth 2,214).
There was no special celebration after that, contrary to his domestic record of April 8, 1974. Aaron, who spent the last two years of his career with the Brewers in 1975 and 1976, added an RBI double later in the game against the Tigers. Aaron’s final game came on 3 October 1976 at County Stadium and he scored a single in his final at-bat.
August 27, 1982: Ricky Henderson sets single-season steal-base mark
Oakland star Ricky Henderson stole his 119th base of the year in 1974 with a swipe of second base in the third inning despite a pitch-out, bypassing Lou Brock’s 118 sets. He received a cursory standing ovation from Milwaukee fans at County Stadium, which was also attended by Brock, and stole three more bases in the game before Milwaukee won, 5–4.
He finished the year with a record 130 steals, and the only player to come close to it is Vince Coleman with 110 in 1985 and 109 in 1987. Most steals for a single player since the early 1990s: Marquis Grissom with 78. 1992.
July 31, 1990: Nolan Ryan’s 300th victory
At the age of 43 and already one of the greatest pitchers of all time, Ryan threw 146 pitches in 7 innings and scored the 300th victory of his career, considered one of the most sacred achievements in the game. He allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits with eight strikeouts as the Texas Rangers easily won 11-3, though his six runs came in the top of the ninth.
9 September 1992: Robin Yount’s 3,000th hit
It’s unforgettable. A lifelong Milwaukee Brewers infielder and outfielder, Yount recorded another great game achievement when he delivered his 3,000th hit against Jose Mesa and Cleveland.
The game was marred by rain delays and the collapse of the ninth inning leading to a 5–4 loss, but it was still a magical night in which Yount’s seventh inning made history. He became the third youngest player to reach 3,000, behind Aaron and Ty Cobb.
September 1998: Home run chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa
Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa jockeyed for a single-season home run record, he will not be remembered as the last home run from the 1998 season, but there was a wild stretch in Milwaukee from September 18–23 that saw the Brewers play three games. The Cardinals and McGwire faced off for one, followed by Sosa and the Cubs for two.
McGuire hit his 64th and 65th homers of the year, technically both setting new single-season records two days after his 62nd homer in St. Louis, with blows against Raphael Roque and Scott Carling officially. Roger Maris was sidelined. Not wishing to advance, Sosa drilled two homers against Rock and Rod Henderson on 23 September to tie McGwire at number 65.
Milwaukee won the only game in that section, second against the Cubs, which was fondly remembered as the “Brandt Brown Game”.
McGuire finished the year with a 70, and Sousa, who overtook Macquarie with his 66th homer two days after leaving Milwaukee, never went past 66.
September 7, 2010: Trevor Hoffman’s 600th Savings
Trevor Hoffman, who had scrambled with the Brewers in the second year of two years and was not regularly called as a close, was given his 600th career save, the first to reach that milestone. became a reliever. The 42-year-old pulled off a 4-2 win over the Cardinals and started a spirited celebration; He ended his career with 601, surpassed only by Mariano Rivera (652).