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Here are 5 best games by Brewers pitchers

@AdamMcCalvy
January 18, 2021

1) CC Sabathia -- Sept. 28, 2008, vs. Cubs After making a case in our hitter ranking that context counts, we must be consistent in lining up pitching performances. Consider what rested on Sabathia’s shoulders as he took the mound for the Brewers in the final regular-season game of 2008.

Brewers' best single-game hitting displays

@AdamMcCalvy
January 11, 2021

MILWAUKEE -- From superstars to one big surprise performer off the bench, here are our picks for the best single games ever for a Brewers hitter: 1. Robin Yount -- Oct. 3, 1982, at Baltimore Brewers players have tallied more hits in a game and driven in more runs, but

The Crew's all-time single-season team

@AdamMcCalvy
January 4, 2021

MILWAUKEE -- Cecil Cooper’s .352 average or one of Prince Fielder’s monster years? Tommy Harper’s impressive introduction to Milwaukee or the first of Paul Molitor’s top 10 finishes in Most Valuable Player Award balloting? Those were some of the debates as we compiled the best seasons at each position in

Cheers! Top 5 moments in Miller Park history

@AdamMcCalvy
December 30, 2020

MILWAUKEE -- So long, Miller Park. Welcome to American Family Field. The home of the Brewers has a new name as of Jan. 1, 2021, as a new naming rights agreement with Madison, Wis.-based American Family Insurance kicks in. It ends a 20-year run of Miller Park, and while the

Best Crew player to wear each uni number

@AdamMcCalvy
December 30, 2020

From Franklin Stubbs to Takahito Nomura -- with Paul Molitor and Robin Yount along the way -- here are the best players to wear each uniform number used by the Brewers: 0: Franklin Stubbs Stubbs had seasons of 20-plus homers for the Dodgers and Astros and signed a big free-agent

How they came to be called the Brewers

@AdamMcCalvy
December 21, 2020

MILWAUKEE -- You might miss the historical marker if you are not looking for it. It is on a brick column along N. Old World 3rd St. in downtown Milwaukee, just a few steps north of Kilbourn Ave. and directly across the street from the Milwaukee County Historical Society. BIRTHPLACE

The 5 best seasons by Brewers pitchers

@AdamMcCalvy
December 14, 2020

MILWAUKEE -- Who put together the best seasons for a pitcher in Brewers history? To start a list, we averaged players’ WAR from Fangraphs, Baseball-Reference and Stats Inc. After the top three, it seemed time to deviate. Do you agree with these selections for the top five seasons for a

History of Brewers' Rule 5 Draft picks

@AdamMcCalvy
December 11, 2020

MILWAUKEE -- In 1982, Ned Yost slugged the biggest home run by a backup in Brewers history. Ten days later, another backup, Mark Brouhard, started and delivered three hits to help the Brewers to their only World Series to date. How did both players wind up in Milwaukee? Via the

Brewers' top Winter Meetings deals

@AdamMcCalvy
December 7, 2020

MILWAUKEE -- The smoke-filled rooms are a thing of the past by now, but even as the times have changed, there are still deals to be made at the Winter Meetings. Here are the most notable trades and signings for the Brewers during baseball’s annual gathering. 1. The Blockbuster Brewers

Roof open or closed? How Brewers make call

@AdamMcCalvy
December 5, 2020

MILWAUKEE -- Did you ever wonder how the Brewers decide whether the roof is open or closed for the first pitch of a ballgame? Few elements of the fan experience at Miller Park -- set to be renamed American Family Field in 2021 -- generate as much scrutiny as the

Best position-player seasons in Crew history

@AdamMcCalvy
November 30, 2020

MILWAUKEE -- The downside of Robin Yount’s breakthrough in 1982 was fielding questions about his individual performance. “If it were up to me,” Yount told the Associated Press when asked about his chances of winning the American League MVP Award that year, “I probably wouldn’t have an award. No one

Why do Brewers wear blue and yellow?

@AdamMcCalvy
November 19, 2020

MLB.com is starting a new series seeking to answer some of the common questions about teams’ traditions, stadiums, players and history -- the sorts of things that might begin at a pregame tailgate with someone asking, “Did you ever wonder why …” Look for more entries in the coming weeks,

Top 5 Brewers who are not in Hall of Fame

@AdamMcCalvy
November 16, 2020

Who are the best Brewers not in the Hall of Fame? Note that these are retired players only, so Ryan Braun doesn’t qualify yet, and we are including only players who spent multiple seasons with a team, so CC Sabathia is not on this Brewers list despite the indelible memories

Brewers' top general managers: McCalvy's take

@AdamMcCalvy
June 23, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to compile lists of the best at each position in franchise history, based on their career while playing for (or working for) that club -- including manager and

Paul Molitor's Top 10 greatest achievements

@goodforball
June 21, 2020

Paul Molitor inevitably left the impression that he could do anything on a baseball field. At bat, Molitor remained an inexhaustible source of offense. “The Ignitor” is one of only five Major Leaguers to bat at least .300, steal 500 bases and amass 3,000-plus hits. Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, Ichiro

Brewers' Top 5 managers: McCalvy's take

@AdamMcCalvy
June 16, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five managers in the history of their franchise. These rankings are for fun and debate purposes only … if you don’t agree with the

Yount was Mr. Dependable for 20 seasons

@goodforball
June 14, 2020

You could set clocks and watches by Robin Yount's performance. The man was that steady. Yount's consistency throughout his 20 years with the Milwaukee Brewers was matchless. He batted .285 against right-handers and .286 off lefties; .288 in home games and .283 on the road; and .289 in the season's

Brewers' Top 5 relievers: McCalvy's take

@AdamMcCalvy
June 8, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Brewers' Top 5 lefty starters: McCalvy's take

@AdamMcCalvy
June 2, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Brewers' Top 5 righty starters: McCalvy's take

@AdamMcCalvy
May 26, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Brewers’ Top 5 right fielders: McCalvy's take

@AdamMcCalvy
May 12, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Brewers’ Top 5 center fielders: McCalvy's take

@AdamMcCalvy
May 5, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Brewers' Top 5 left fielders: McCalvy's take

@AdamMcCalvy
April 28, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Brewers' Top 5 shortstops: McCalvy's take

@AdamMcCalvy
April 21, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Brewers’ Top 5 third basemen: McCalvy's take

@AdamMcCalvy
April 13, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun