Today’s Sportstat: You could always count on Robin Yount to give you that little ‘extra’

By JERRY TAPP

On the last two Saturdays, the Brewers have played an 18-inning game and a 15-inning game.

It got me thinking about which Brewers hitters in their history have statistically been the best when the game goes into extra inning. I looked at three stats: home runs, RBI and batting average.

Here are the Brewers with the most home runs and RBI in extra-inning games played by the Brew Crew, and the players with the highest batting average in those extra-inning contests.

Most career extra-inning home runs for the Brewers in extra-inning games

5-Robin Yount, Geoff Jenkins
4-Prince Fielder, Gorman Thomas, Bill Hall

3-Ben Oglivie, Jonathan Lucroy, Ryan Braun, Dave May, Rob Deer, Greg Vaughn

Most career Runs Batted In for the Brewers in extra-inning games

20-Robin Yount

17-B.J. Surhoff

15: Ryan Braun, Gorman Thomas

14-Jim Gantner

12-John Jaha

11-Geoff Jenkins, Jeromy Burnitz

10-Ben Oglivie, Ted Simmons

Highest career batting average for the Brewers in extra-inning games

(Minimum of 25 plate appearances in extra-inning games with Brewers)

.464 Tommy Harper

.448 Jose Hernandez

.440 Casey McGehee

.419 Darryl Hamilton

.382 J.J. Hardy

.368 Fernando Vina

.355 Rick Manning

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