It has been a long time coming, but it is finally here. The All-Brewers team is up and running, and submitted respectfully for your consideration.
There isn’t a lot more to go over, and to be honest I have been stuck to my laptop pouring over stats and writing drafts for far too long. So I’ll dispense the filler and show you the roster.
Catcher – BJ Surhoff (1987-1995) (VOTER’S CHOICE)
This was interesting, because going into the debate, we were settled that it was going to be either Dave Nilsson or Ted Simmons. Then BJ popped up into the mix again, and you guys and gals ran with it and made him your pick for the All-Time Catcher. Here’s what we said about him in the poll:
William James Surhoff was drafted by Milwaukee out of North Carolina in the 1985 draft. In his nine seasons with the club, he played 704 games behind the plate – more than any other Brewer besides Charlie Moore. He had quite a long career, playing 19 seasons in the Majors before calling it quits in 2005. During his tenure for the Brewers, he averaged .274 at the plate and racked up 1064 hits. His performances were always solid both at the plate and at defense. There’s a strong argument to be made that if he did not stay at catcher in his early days in Milwaukee, he easily could have made 3,000 hits.