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Robin Yount from the Chronology
Jan 5, 1999 - Nolan Ryan George Brett and Robin Yount are elected to baseball's Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. It is the first time since 1936 that three players are elected simultaneously on their first try. Carlton Fisk finishes 4th in the voting missing election by 43 votes.
Feb 11, 1994 - Milwaukee's Robin Yount retires after 21 years with the Brewers.
Sep 9, 1992 - Milwaukee OF Robin Yount gets the 3000th hit of his career in his team's 5-4 loss to the Indians. He also becomes only the 2nd player in history to record 200 HRs 200 SBs and 100 triples duplicating Willie Mays' feat.
Sep 3, 1991 - Milwaukee's Jim Ganter has a double and hits his 1st homer since 1987 a streak of 1762 at bats without a dinger. In 2 days he'll hit another. With 2 outs in the 9th Robin Yount bangs a 3-run HR off Oakland's Dennis Eckersley for a 5-3 win.
Apr 21, 1991 - Milwaukee scores 5 runs in the 8th to tie Toronto at 8 apiece and then win in the 10th on Robin Yount's 3-run homer.
Jul 15, 1990 - RF Felix Jose robs Robin Yount of a HR in the top of the 1st then hits a grand slam in the bottom of the frame as the A's beat the Brewers 4-1. Jose also throws out Parker at the plate. Chris Bosio and Jamie Navarro combine on a 2-hitter.
Jul 2, 1989 - Brewers OF Robin Yount 33 collects his 2500th hit in a 10-2 win over the Yankees. Ty Cobb Rogers Hornsby Hank Aaron and Mel Ott are the only players to reach that milestone at a younger age.
Sep 22, 1987 - Teddy Higuera wins his 7th straight as the Brewers down the Yankees 7-2 in the first of 2 games. Robin Yount drives in 4 runs with a homer and double. Yount drives home another 5 in game 2 including his 20th homer of the season but it is not enough as New York wins 10-8.
Nov 9, 1982 - Robin Yount who hit .331 for Milwaukee and led the league in hits (210) doubles (46) and slugging percentage (.578) is a unanimous choice as AL MVP.
Oct 17, 1982 - Robin Yount records his 2nd 4-hit game of the Series to lead the Brewers to a 6-4 win in game 5 and give Milwaukee a 3-2 lead overall. Yount is the first player ever to have two 4-hit games in one World Series.
Oct 12, 1982 - Paul Molitor goes 5-for-6 to become the first player ever to collect 5 hits in a World Series game and teammate Robin Yount goes 4-for-6 as the Brewers rout the Cardinals 10-0 in game one.
Oct 3, 1982 - Robin Yount smacks 2 home runs and a triple as Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win the AL East championship. Don Sutton 4-1 since being acquired by the Brewers in late August is the winning pitcher. Milwaukee had lost 3 in a row to Baltimore before today's pivotal victory. Despite Yount's stellar game he loses the AL batting title .332 to .331 to Kansas City's Willie Wilson who sat out the Royals' final game. Yount ends the year with 114 RBI and joins teammates Cecil Cooper (121) Gorman Thomas (112) and Ben Oglivie (102) as only the 2nd foursome since 1940 to top the 100 RBI mark: The 1977 Bosox of Fisk Rice Hobson and Lynn were the others. Ted Simmons is just 3 short of 100 RBI or the Brewers would have joined the 1936 Yankees as the only squad with five 100-RBI hitters.
Jul 19, 1982 - The Twins overcome 2 homers by Robin Yount to beat the Brewers 6-4. Tom Brunansky hits his 2nd inside-the-park homer of the year (May 28 was the other) but this one is a grand slam off Jerry Augustine. The IP slam is a first in Twins history.
Jul 1, 1979 - Paul Molitor hits a leadoff HR-his 2nd in two days-as the Brewers roll by the Mariners 10-3. Gorman Thomas hits his 2nd HR in 2 days and Robin Yount adds a 3-run dinger. Jim Slaton goes the distance for the win.
May 31, 1975 - The Royals beat the Brewers 7-5 in a game bridging the generation gap. Home run leaders Henry Aaron and Harmon Killebrew are in their 22nd ML seasons and winning pitcher Lindy McDaniel is in his 21st. All three were playing in the majors before Brewers SS Robin Yount was born.
Apr 8, 1975 - In a club house meeting Boston captain Carl Yastrzemski criticizes his teammates for their poor attitude in spring training when they went 10-20. In the game the Sox bomb Jim Slaton for 5 runs in 3 innings and defeat Milwaukee 5-2. Hank Aaron is hitless in his AL debut while teammate Robin Yount homers. Tony Conigliaro is the Sox DH and is 1-for-4 in his Boston return.
Apr 12, 1974 - Robin Yount 18 collects his first ML hit for the Brewers during a 5-3 loss to the Orioles. Tomorrow Yount will get his 2nd hit against the O's-a game-winning home run.
Jun 7, 1973 - The Rangers make Texas high school P David Clyde the number-one pick in the free-agent draft. He will make his ML debut later this month. U of Minnesota star Dave Winfield the number 4 pick (Padres) will also go straight to the ML. Winfield was also taken in the ABA (Utah) NBA (Atlanta) and NFL (Minnesota) drafts. John Stearns is taken 2nd by the Phillies and the Brewers picking 3rd take Robin Yount. Randy Scarbery becomes the first player selected twice in the first round of the regular phase of the draft when the A's take him 23rd. The Astros picked him first in 1970 but he chose college instead. Eddie Bane 41-4 in his collegiate career is taken 11th overall by the Twins who sign him to a club-record bonus. He debuts a week after David Clyde. The Reds have a 3rd straight draft in which they come up short this time selecting California prep OF Brad Kessler with their 1st choice.