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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 is an American former professional baseball player. He spent his entire 20-year career in Major League Baseball as a shortstop and center fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers. After ...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, nicknamed "Molly" and "The Ignitor", is an American former Major League Baseball player and current manager of the Minnesota Twins, who is in the Baseball ...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 is an American baseball right fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball. Braun is considered a five-tool player for his ability to hit for power and average, ...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 is a retired American Major League Baseball pitcher. During his 18-year baseball career, he pitched for the Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers. In ...more
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Cecil Cooper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
First baseman
Cecil Celester Cooper, nicknamed "Coop," 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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Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
First baseman
Prince Semien Fielder is an American professional baseball player for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball. He has also played for the Milwaukee Brewers and Detroit Tigers. Fielder, a ...more
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Ben Oglivie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
wallje added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
Benjamin Ambrosio Oglivie Palmer is a former Major League Baseball left fielder for the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, and the Milwaukee Brewers. He also played two seasons in Japan for the ...more
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Christian Yelich is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Gorman Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Center fielder
James Gorman Thomas III is an American former professional baseball player. He played Major League Baseball as a center fielder and right-handed hitter. Thomas played in the American League with ...more
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Jim Gantner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
slaft added Second baseman, Third baseman
James Elmer Gantner was a Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers.
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Teddy Higuera is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Pitcher
Teodoro Higuera Valenzuela is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for nine years for the Milwaukee Brewers, at that time of the American League.
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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 is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1998 until 2007 and the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008. Jenkins is fourth on the ...more
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Ben Sheets is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
Ben M. Sheets is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, and Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball. Sheets is a four-time MLB ...more
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Jonathan Lucroy is listed (or ranked) 14 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 Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Milwaukee ...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 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 St. Louis Cardinals, ...more
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Don Money is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Second baseman, Third baseman
Donald Wayne "Easy" Money is a retired major league baseball player. He currently serves as the special instructor of player development for the Milwaukee Brewers. Money spent most of ...more
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B. J. Surhoff is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder
William James "B. J." Surhoff is a former catcher, outfielder, first baseman, third baseman, and designated hitter in Major League Baseball. Over his 18-year major league career, he ...more
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Greg Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
Gregory Lamont Vaughn is a former Major League Baseball left fielder who played for the Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Colorado Rockies. He was ...more
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Pete Vuckovich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
Peter Dennis Vuckovich is a retired American starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who came across as an intimidating presence on the mound with his 6'4" 220 lb frame and Fu Manchu ...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. was a first baseman in Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees. He batted and threw right-handed.
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Dan Plesac is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher, Pitcher
Daniel Thomas Plesac is a former Major League Baseball pitcher with an 18-year career from 1986 to 2003. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, ...more
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Carlos Gómez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
slaft added Center fielder
Carlos Argelis Gómez Pena, nicknamed Go-Go and "CarGo", is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball. He is a two-time MLB
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Yovani Gallardo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Pitcher
Yovani Gallardo is a Mexican professional baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball. He was selected in the second round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft out of ...more
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Corey Hart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
Right fielder, First baseman
Jon Corey Hart is an American professional baseball outfielder and first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball. He previously played in MLB for the Milwaukee Brewers from ...more
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Richie Sexson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time
First baseman
Richmond Lockwood "Richie" Sexson is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who played for five teams from 1997 to 2008. At 6'8", Sexson is the tallest position player in