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The Best Milwaukee Brewers of All Time

Updated May 5, 2020 15.6k votes 1.7k voters 39.1k views151 items

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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

    Outfielder, Center fielder
    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 Major League Baseball as...  more
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    632
    83

    Paul Molitor

    Designated hitter, Infielder
    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 Twins, who is in the...  more
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    442
    178

    Prince Fielder

    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, Detroit...  more
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    168
    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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    409
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    Cecil Cooper

    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 Boston...  more
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    Ryan Braun

    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 played right...  more
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    282
    137

    Gorman Thomas

    Designated hitter, Outfielder
    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 played...  more
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    38
    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 Marlins....  more
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    227
    108

    Jim Gantner

    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)....  more
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    162
    65

    Don Money

    Designated hitter, Second 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 Milwaukee Brewers,...  more
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    177
    74

    Ted Simmons

    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 St....  more
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    224
    110

    Ben Sheets

    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...  more
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    179
    39

    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 Royals....  more
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    152
    57

    Dan Plesac

    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 played for the...  more
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    234
    118

    Ben Oglivie

    Right fielder, Outfielder
    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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    198
    94

    Geoff Jenkins

    Right fielder, Outfielder
    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 on...  more
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    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 Indians...  more
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    161
    62

    Pete Vuckovich

    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 with his...  more
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    198
    96
    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 Baseball...  more
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    124
    40

    Mike Caldwell

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher
    Mike Caldwell may refer to: Mike Caldwell (baseball) (born 1949), American baseball pitcher Mike Caldwell (American football) (born 1971), former American football linebacker Mike Caldwell (wide...  more
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    142
    54

    George Scott

    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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    176
    80

    Corey Hart

    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 Seattle...  more
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    153
    72

    B. J. Surhoff

    Outfielder, Left fielder
    William James "B. J." Surhoff (born August 4, 1964) is a former catcher, outfielder, first baseman, third baseman, and designated hitter in Major League Baseball. Over his 18-year major league...  more
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    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 the...  more
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    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 Brewers,...  more