Let’s start with a quick quiz:
There have been 12 players who have played in 1,000 or more games with
the Brewers. Can you name them? (The answer will appear towards the
bottom of this article … don’t cheat; try to name the 12 before you continue
reading the rest of this article.)
Before we get to the 12, did you know that Prince Fielder fell just two
games short of having played in 1,000 games with the Milwaukee Brewers?
Fielder ended his career with the Brewers with 998 games played. He is
one of four players who played in 900 games with the team but fell short of
the 1,000-game milestone. The four:
Prince Fielder, 998 games with the Brewers
Jeff Cirillo, 978 games with the Brewers
Corey Hart, 945 games with the Brewers
Greg Vaughn, 903 games with the Brewers.
As you might expect, there are no pitchers on the list of the players with
1,000 or more games in a Brewers uniform. There are, however, four
pitchers who appeared in 300 or more games with the Brewers: Dan
Plesac (365), Jim Slaton (364), Bob McClure (352) and Chuck Crim (332).
Current Brewers reliever Jerremy Jeffress is the active pitcher with the
most games with the team, 253. That puts him in a tie for 11th place with Bill
Wegman on the all-time list for most appearances by a Brewers pitcher.
Ryan Braun is the active player on the Brewers roster who has played in
the most games for the team. He ranks fourth on the all-time list with 1,583
games played for the Brew Crew.
Do you know which player on the current roster is second in this category with 481 games played with the Brewers?
(Answer at the bottom of the article.)
As you might expect, Robin Yount tops the list with 2,856 games played for the Brewers. Following are the 12 played who have played in 1,000 or
more games in a Brewers uniform.
Robin Yount, 2,856
Paul Molitor, 1,856
Jim Gantner, 1,801
Ryan Braun, 1,583
Cecil Cooper, 1,490
Charlie Moore, 1,283
Geoff Jenkins, 1,234
Don Money, 1,196
Ben Oglivie, 1,149
Rickie Weeks, 1,142
Gorman Thomas, 1,103
B.J. Surhoff, 1,102
Hernan Perez ranks second behind Braun in most games played by an active Brewers player; he has appeared in 481 games with the team.
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