By JERRY TAPP
Here’s a quick trivia question to ponder: The Milwaukee Brewers have had four players who hit 100 or more career home runs and have more than 100 career stolen bases with the team. Can you name the four? Answer at the end of this blog.
On July 5, Christian Yelich stole career base 150 against the Chicago Cubs. In doing so, Yelich became the 107th player in Major League history to join the 150/150 Club: 150 or more career stolen bases and 150 or more career home runs (he has 168 career home runs).
It’s interesting to note that Yelich is also the 16th player in this club who has played for the Milwaukee Brewers at one time in their career. Here’s a list of the 16 players from the MLB 150/150 Club who spent time in a Brewers uniform:
Yelich could become the next Milwaukee player to reach 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases in a Brewers uniform. As a member of the Brew Crew. Yelich has 109 home runs and 78 stolen bases, thus leaving him 22 steals short of this group. The four Brewers who reached the 100HR/100SB Club in a Brewers uniform are:
Robin Yount: 251 HRs/271 SBs
Rickie Weeks: 148 HRs/126 SBs
Paul Molitor: 160 HRs/412 SBs
Ryan Braun: 352 HRs/216 SBs