3. Paul Molitor
Years as a Brewer: 1978-1992
How is a Hall of Famer only number three on the list? Well, Molitor was only the Brewers’ primary second baseman for a few years at the beginning of his career. Injuries and new talent forced positional changes in his later years, so for the purpose of this list, we’re only considering his stats as a second baseman.
Although he was only a primary second baseman for his first three years, he put up some pretty good numbers. His .777 OPS was well above average, and he swiped 97 bases during that three-year span. A runner-up finish in the Rookie of the Year voting, a few MVP votes in his second season and an All-Star appearance in the third make him a sure-thing for this list.
In 1979, Molitor hit .322 and had 16 triples during the season. He struck out 48 times, and also walked 48 times.
Molitor is an All-Time Brewer. He’s one of the best to ever wear the uniform.