Saturday, June 4, 2011

Milwaukee Brewers - Seattle Pilots

1B  Cecil Cooper – Batted .300 or better seven straight seasons (.352 in ’80); slugged over .500 four times for Milwaukee; two Gold Gloves.
2B  Jim Gantner – Good fielder who batted over .280 six times; twice stole 20 bases.
SS  Robin Yount – Could hit for power and steal a base; two-time MVP (.331, 29, 114 in ’82); won a Gold Glove at SS that same year.
3B  Paul Molitor – Ignited many a rally while batting over .300 eight times as a Brewer (.353 in ’87); stole 30+ bases eight times.
OF  Jeromy Burnitz – Hit 30+ HRs in four of his five seasons as a Brewer; averaged 105 RBI a year in Milwaukee.
OF  Ben Oglive – Batted .280 or better six times for Milwaukee; led AL with 41 HRs in ’80.
OF  Ryan Braun – Four 100+ RBI seasons in his first five years; twice led NL in slugging; 30-30 man in 2011; topped league with .994 OPS that same year.
C  Charlie Moore – Hit .261 during his 14 seasons in Milwaukee; batted .290 or better four times.
DH  Gorman Thomas – Twice led the AL in HRs; three 100-RBI seasons; low BA, but drew a few walks to help the OBP.
Bench  Prince Fielder – Mammoth power (led league with 50 HRs in ’07); drove in 100+ RBI three straight years; draws plenty of walks.
Pitcher  Teddy Higuera – Won 15+ games four times (20 in 1986); posted 2.45 ERA in ’88.
Pitcher  Mike Caldwell – Finished 22-9 in 1978 and 16-6 in ’79; won 11+ games the next four seasons.
Pitcher  Jim Slaton – Won 13+ games five times for Milwaukee; tossed at least 210 innings six times for the Crew; edges out Ben Sheets.
Closer  Rollie Fingers – Won the AL MVP and Cy Young in ’81 with a ridiculous 1.04 ERA and AL best 28 saves; helped Brewers win AL flag in ’82, but had to miss the World Series.

Harvey's Wallbangers are well represented on this team.

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