By JERRY TAPP
With 13 games remaining in their season, the Milwaukee Brewers have an uphill battle to make the playoffs this year. In addition, Brewers’ shortstop Willy Adames is making a late push to put his name in the record books again before the season comes to a close.
Just a few games back, Adames slugged his 30th HR of the season giving him the team record for most HRs by a shortstop, breaking Robin Yount’s record. Through games of September 21, Adames has 31 HRs and 95 RBI. If Adames can tally another five runs batted in before the end of the campaign, he would become the 16th player in team history to have 30 or more homers and 100 or more RBI in a season.
The last Brewers players to reach the 30 HR/100 RBI milestone in a season was in 2018 when both Jesus Aguilar (35-108) and Christian Yelich (36-110) put those numbers on their stat line. The 30-100 club has been reached 28 times in Brewers history by 15 players. Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder reached those numbers in a season four times to top the club.
Here are the Brewers players who have reached 30 HR/100 RBI in a season:
4 seasons: Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder
3 seasons: Jeromy Burnitz, Gorman Thomas
2 seasons: Cecil Cooper, Ben Oglivie, Richie Sexson
1 season: Jesus Aguilar, Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw, Corey Hart, Carlos Lee, John Jaha, Larry Hisle, George Scott
• Prince Fielder is the youngest Brewers player to reach 30/100. He did it in his age 23 season in 2007. The oldest? Cecil Cooper (1983) and Ben Oglivie (1982) both did it in their age 33 seasons.
• Eight Brewers players also hit .300 in their 30/100 season… Braun (.332 in 2011), Yelich (.326 in 2018), Braun (.320 in 2009), Braun (.319 in 2012), Cooper (.313 in 1982), Cooper (.307 in 1983), Oglivie (.304 in 1980) and Jaha (.300 in 1996).
• Of the 28 times the Brewers had a 30/100 player, Burnitz had the fewest hits of those players with only 126. He hit 33 HR and had 103 RBI in 1999.
There were also a handful of Brewers players who just missed punching their membership in the 30/100 club, either with not enough HRs and RBI, or both. Those players are:
Yelich, 44/97 in 2019
Braun, 34/97 in 2007
Geoff Jenkins, 28/95 in 2003
Sexson, 29/102 in 2002
Burnitz, 31/98 in 2000
Greg Vaughn, 31/95 in 1996
Vaughn, 30/97 in 1993
Yount, 29/114 in 1982
Sixton Lezcano, 28/101 in 1979