Jun 5, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun (8) slides into third in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Milwaukee Brewers win 8-5. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Braun's 1000th Game with the Brewers

The radio and TV broadcasts are making a big deal of Ryan Braun‘s 1,000th game as a Milwaukee Brewer tonight; after all, we fans love big, round numbers.

1,000 games is something of a milestone. It puts Braun in the 12th position on the Brewers list of games played by individual players.  Braun has made good use of his 1,000 games.

How does he stack up with the men ahead of him?

Player Rank Games
Played
AVG OBP SLG bWAR WAR
/162
All
Star
Games
MVPs
Ryan Braun 12 1000 0.310 0.371 0.560 36.2 5.8 5 1
Rickie Weeks 11 1075 0.248 0.346 0.421 11.6 1.7 1 0
B.J. Surhoff 10 1102 0.274 0.323 0.380 15.4 2.2 0 0
Gorman Thomas 9 1103 0.230 0.325 0.461 18.4 2.7 1 0
Ben Oglivie 8 1149 0.277 0.345 0.461 21.4 3 3 0
Don Money 7 1196 0.270 0.338 0.421 28.2 2.9 4 0
Geoff Jenkins 6 1234 0.277 0.347 0.496 22 2.9 1 0
Charlie Moore 5 1283 0.262 0.320 0.355 10.5 1.3 0 0
Cecil Cooper 4 1490 0.302 0.339 0.470 30.5 3.3 5 0
Jim Gantner 3 1801 0.274 0.319 0.351 22.3 2 0 0
Paul Molitor 2 1856 0.303 0.367 0.444 59.6 5.2 5 0
Robin Yount 1 2856 0.285 0.342 0.430 77 4.3 3 2

It is pretty likely, given his contract, that Braun will pass everybody on that list except Robin Yount in terms of games played. Barring major injuries, he’ll pass Surhoff, Thomas, Oglivie, Money and possibly Jenkins by the end of next season.

Braun’s WAR/162 is the best on that list, but that certainly drop as his career continues and he moves further away from his prime years.  Still though, he would have to fall off pretty far to fall out of the realm of the best players in Brewers’ history.

Let’s take a look at some fan tweets from tonight, ignoring all the Rockies fans of course:

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