Bob Wickman (1996-2000)
Another throwback to the forgotten era in Milwaukee, Bob Wickman was a Wisconsin boy and a bit of a journeyman. He spent five years back in the Dairyland, which was long enough to rack up 79 of his career 267 saves. He pitched a total of 315 innings, with a WAR of 6.7. Fun fact, in two ALDS appearances with 4 innings pitched, he has an ERA of 0.00, with 5 strikeouts. Imagine if we had that kind of performance against the Phillies.
Let’s set aside the fact that Wickman was born in Green Bay and graduated from UW-Whitewater. Wickman is without a doubt, one of the best relievers in the history of the game. He made more appearances and more strikeouts in a Brewers uniform than with any other team(CLE, NYY, ATL, ARI, MIL). For his career, he pitched over 1,00 innings and posted a 3.57 ERA. We were lucky to have him.