Milwaukee Brewers: Top Five Second Basemen in Franchise History

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MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 10: Rickie Weeks #23 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a single in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Miller Park on August 10, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 10: Rickie Weeks #23 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a single in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Miller Park on August 10, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images) /
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1990: PAUL MOLITOR OF THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS CHOPS A GROUNDER DURING THEIR GAME AGAINST THE CALIFORNIA ANGELS AT ANAHEIM STADIUM IN ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA. MANDATORY CREDIT: STEPHEN DUNN/ALLSPORT.
1990: PAUL MOLITOR OF THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS CHOPS A GROUNDER DURING THEIR GAME AGAINST THE CALIFORNIA ANGELS AT ANAHEIM STADIUM IN ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA. MANDATORY CREDIT: STEPHEN DUNN/ALLSPORT. /

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.

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