Milwaukee Brewers: The Top 5 Third Basemen In Franchise History
2. Don Money
Years as a Brewer: 1973-1983
For about six years in the 1970s, Don Money was one of the most consistent hitters in the Brewers lineup. He could put up around 15 homers a season and hit between .275 and .295 every single year.
Money was also a great defender at the hot corner, but he never won a Gold Glove at the position. That can be attributed to Brooks Robinson, who won that award 15 seasons in a row.
Don Money went to four All-Star Games, and he earned MVP votes twice, in 1974 and 1978.
In 11 seasons in a Milwaukee Brewers uniform, Money had a .270/.338/.421 slash line with a 114 OPS+. Money totaled 215 doubles, 134 homers, and 529 RBIs as a Brewer. He also stole 66 bases as a member of the Crew, 22 of them were in 1973, his first season in Milwaukee. Money then stole 19 bags in 1974, but those were the only two times he swiped double digit bases.
Money finished his career as a Brewer, playing his last game in 1983 at the age of 36. He spent 11 years in Milwaukee. The last real year of his prime was in 1978. After that year, he never played in more than 100 games in a season the rest of his career. Part of that can be attributed to the future Hall of Famer that joined the team after that
That future Hall of Famer’s name was Paul Molitor.