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The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time 

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This is a list of the greatest Milwaukee Brewers in history. The Milwaukee Brewers were originally called the Seattle Pilots, but moved to Wisconsin after one season in the Pacific Northwest. Bought by Bud Selig in 1970, the Brewers spent 29 seasons in the American League before moving to the National League in 1998. Throughout its history, the Brewers have teetered the line between mediocre and contender, with flashes of brilliance in some years. Some of the greatest Brewers of all time played on these memorable teams.

Spending his entire 20 year career with the Brewers, Robin Yount is considered by many to be the best Brewers player ever. A first ballot Hall of Famer, Yount had more hits than any player during the '80s with his highest total coming in a memorable 1982 campaign (210) that saw the Brewers reach their only World Series. Yount won a Gold Glove and his only AL MVP award in that same season. Yount is the franchise's current leader in games, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, RBIs, total bases, walks and strikeouts. He had his number 19 retired in 1994.

Spending 15 seasons playing in Milwaukee, Paul Moiltor is also considered one of the greatest Brewers of all time. Like Yount, Molitor was part of the 1982 American League Championship team. He was an All Star five times as a Brewer and is in the exclusive 3,000 hit club, an honor that led to his induction to the Hall of Fame in 2004. After he retired in 1998, Molitor had his number 4 retired by the Brewers in 1999.

This is a list of the Greatest Milwaukee Brewers of All Time. If you see someone who should be on this list, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank this list as you deem fit.
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Robin Yount is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder, Shortstop
Robin R. Yount (; nicknamed,"The Kid", and "Rockin' Robin", born September 16, 1955) is an American former professional baseball player. He spent his entire 20-year career in ...more
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Paul Molitor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman
Paul Leo Molitor (born August 22, 1956), nicknamed "Molly" and "The Ignitor", is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) player and former manager of the Minnesota ...more
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Ryan Braun is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Left fielder
Ryan Joseph Braun (born November 17, 1983), nicknamed "The Hebrew Hammer", is an American baseball left fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). Braun has also ...more
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Rollie Fingers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Pitcher
Roland Glen Fingers (born August 25, 1946) is an American retired professional baseball pitcher. Fingers pitched in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics (1968–76), San Diego Padres ...more
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Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
First baseman
Prince Semien Fielder (born May 9, 1984) is an American former professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Milwaukee Brewers, ...more
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Cecil Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
First baseman
Cecil Celester Cooper (born December 20, 1949) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball and the former manager of the Houston Astros. From 1971 through 1987, Cooper played for the ...more
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Gorman Thomas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Center fielder
James Gorman Thomas III (born December 12, 1950) is an American former professional baseball player. He played Major League Baseball (MLB) as a center fielder and right-handed hitter. Thomas ...more
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Ben Oglivie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
wallje added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
Benjamin Ambrosio Oglivie Palmer (born February 11, 1949) is a former Major League Baseball left fielder for the Boston Red Sox (1971–1973), Detroit Tigers (1974–1977), and the Milwaukee Brewers ...more
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Jim Gantner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
slaft added Second baseman, Third baseman
James Elmer Gantner (born January 5, 1953) is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers (1976–92).
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Christian Yelich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
RyanNorman1 added Outfielder
Christian Stephen Yelich (born December 5, 1991) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Miami ...more
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Ben Sheets is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
Ben Michael Sheets (born July 18, 1978) is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, and Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball. ...more
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Geoff Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
Geoff Jenkins (born July 21, 1974) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1998 to 2007 and the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008. Jenkins is fourth ...more
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Jonathan Lucroy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
slaft added Catcher
Jonathan Charles Lucroy (born June 13, 1986) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Milwaukee ...more
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Teddy Higuera is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Pitcher
Teodoro Higuera Valenzuela (born November 9, 1957) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He played for nine years (1985–1991 and 1993–1994) for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League ...more
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Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
wallje added Designated hitter, Catcher
Ted Lyle Simmons (born August 9, 1949) is an American former professional baseball player and coach. A switch-hitter, Simmons was a catcher for most of his Major League Baseball career with the ...more
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Corey Hart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Right fielder, First baseman
Jon Corey Hart (born March 24, 1982) is an American former professional baseball right fielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Milwaukee Brewers from 2004 through 2013, the ...more
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Lorenzo Cain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Blightell added Lorenzo Cain Center fielder
Lorenzo Lamar Cain (born April 13, 1986) is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Kansas City ...more
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Don Money is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
slaft added Don Money Designated hitter, Second baseman, Third baseman
Donald Wayne "Easy" Money (born June 7, 1947), is an American former professional baseball infielder, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies and ...more
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Dan Plesac is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher
Daniel Thomas Plesac (Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: [ˈdænˈplêsats], born February 4, 1962) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher with an 18-year career from 1986 to 2003. He ...more
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George Scott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
slaft added First baseman
George Charles Scott, Jr. (March 23, 1944 – July 28, 2013) was a first baseman in Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox (1966–71, 1977–79), Milwaukee Brewers (1972–76), Kansas City Royals ...more
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Pete Vuckovich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
Peter Dennis Vuckovich (voo-koh-vich) (born October 27, 1952) is a retired Serbian-American starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who came across as an intimidating presence on the mound ...more
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CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Pitcher
Carsten Charles Sabathia Jr. (born July 21, 1980) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Cleveland ...more
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Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher
Donald Zackary Greinke (born October 21, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Kansas City ...more
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Yovani Gallardo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Pitcher
Yovani Gallardo (pronounced gah-YAR-doh) (born February 27, 1986) is a Mexican professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the second round of ...more
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J. J. Hardy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
RobertYttri added Shortstop
James Jerry Hardy (born August 19, 1982) is an American former professional baseball shortstop. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, and Baltimore ...more