8. The Time He Earned A Walk Off Win Against the Cubs
September 7th, 2019 is probably a memorable game for many Brewers fans. In his first four plate appearances, Yelich singled and walked three times. Not only that, but he became the first player to hit 40 HR/30 SB in a season since Ryan Braun back in 2012. In the bottom of the ninth, Christian hit a walk-off double to left field, earning Milwaukee’s seventh straight victory.
Walk-offs are always fun. Walk-offs to beat the Cubs are even more fun.
7. The Time He Hit 3 Home Runs in One Game
In a game against the St. Louis Cardinals early in the 2019 season, you could probably say Yelich was on fire for this game. Leading the Brew Crew to a 10-7 win over the Cards, he set a career high with seven RBI’s and the first ever three home-run game for Yelich as well.
The last time a three home-run game performed by a Brewer was in 2017 when Jesus Aguilar crushed three against the Yankees. The fireworks were popping off repeatedly on that night.
There were doubts by many heading into the 2019 season that Yelich could continue the kind of power surge he had in the second half of 2018. This game helped put those doubts to rest.
6. Those Times He Hit Grand Slams
Have to put these both into one slot on the countdown because they’re equally amazing. Yelich has hit two career grand slams, both happening wearing a Brewers uniform.
The first occurred on September 2nd, 2018 against the Washington Nationals where he crushed a grand slam in the 5th inning, bringing the Crew to a 9-4 lead. His second one happened in July of ’19 against the Atlanta Braves, and they ended up crushing them 13-1.
5. The Time He Hit It Into the Allegheny River
It’s not everyday you get to say that Christian Yelich’s “home run derby practice round” broke your boat’s window. Before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Christian decided to hit the ball out of PNC Field, where it landed in a boat parked in the Allegheny River near right field. Legendary, one could say.
It’s such a shame that Yelich had to miss the 2019 Home Run Derby due to a back injury, because this would’ve been pretty epic to watch on national TV.