Milwaukee Brewers: Top Ten Relievers in Franchise History
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2. Ken Sanders
Years as a Brewer: 1970-1972
321 IP, 3.02 FIP, 1.10 WHIP
While the Brewers teams of the early 1970’s were pretty poor, a bright spot that stood out was Ken Sanders. He had two amazing seasons with the Crew. 1970 was his top year, but 1971 was right up there.
Sanders set the single-season record for games finished in 1971 with 77 and led the AL with 31 saves. He finished 16th in the MVP voting. It is hard to believe that Sanders was never named to an All-Star team in 1971 or 1972.
He was nicknamed, “Bulldog” by Brewers manager Dave Bristol for his mentality on the mound as being a rough and tough pitcher.