Milwaukee Brewers: The Top 5 Third Basemen In Franchise History

19 Jul 1998: Infielder Jeff Cirillo #26 of the Milwaukee Brewers in action during a game against the Atlanta Braves at the Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia. The Braves defeated the Brewers 11-6. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport
19 Jul 1998: Infielder Jeff Cirillo #26 of the Milwaukee Brewers in action during a game against the Atlanta Braves at the Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia. The Braves defeated the Brewers 11-6. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport /
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4. Bill Hall

Years as a Brewer: 2002-2009

Bill Hall was a presence on some pretty inconsistent teams in the early 2000s. He’s one of my favorite players from those days. He could play all around the field but he was the primary third baseman on that Milwaukee Brewers team that won the Wild Card in 2008.

Hall’s best years were 2005-2006. He hit .291 in 2005 with 17 homers and 18 stolen bases. In 2006, Hall experienced a power surge, knocking 35 long balls.

Also, who could ever forget Hall’s LEGENDARY walk-off home run on Mother’s Day in 2006. It’s still an amazing moment even to this day.

That moment has gone down in Brewers lore. Hall’s pink bat home run also inspired clutch homers by Martin Maldonado and Manny Pina on more recent Mother’s Days, but Hall had the original.

Bill Hall was never an All-Star. He was never an MVP, Gold Glove, or Silver Slugger candidate. But he played strong defense, and was the primary third baseman on the 2008 Wild Card team, even though he didn’t have the greatest season that year. He was a longtime Brewer and he finally got a chance in the postseason.

He also hit 35+ doubles in three straight seasons from 2005-2007. Hall was more of a utility player than an everyday third baseman, but he played there a bunch and could hold his own.

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