Milwaukee Brewers: All-time Home Run Leaders in Franchise History
The Milwaukee Brewers and their fans have had the pleasure of seeing a bunch of prolific power hitters over the course of its franchise history.
In years past, it was Gorman Thomas, Ben Oglivie, Richie Sexson and Jeromy Burnitz who were locks to hit between 30 and 40 big flies in a single season.
In more recent memory, Chris Carter, Eric Thames, Dan Vogelbach and Jesus Aguilar come to mind as some of the most menacing home run hitters on the field.
However, none of these players top the leaderboard for career home runs as a Milwaukee Brewer. While Yelich could conceivably get there eventually, he currently sits in the 16th spot all-time, with 115 homers. He could pass Don Money and Rob Deer on the leaderboard with a solid showing in 2023.
Let's take a look at the top three all-time career home run hitters in a Brewers uniform.
No. 3: 1B Prince Fielder, 230 HR (2005-2011)
This man needs no introduction. Prince Fielder is arguably the best first baseman to ever suit up for the Brewers, and rightfully so.
In a Brewers career that somehow only spanned seven years, Fielder made three All-Star Games, won two Silver Slugger Awards, and won the 2009 Home Run Derby. His 50 home runs in 2007 are the most in a single season in franchise history and the 46 he hit in 2009 are second most ever for the club.
One of the more beloved players to ever wear the uniform, Fielder posted a combined 143 OPS+ in just under 1,000 games for the Crew and will forever be remembered as one of the best to ever do it. He was even recently honored as an all-time Brewers great last year when he was inducted into the franchise's Walk of Fame.
No. 2: INF/OF Robin Yount, 251 HR (1974-1993)
Robin Yount, the best position player to ever wear a Brewers uniform, made three All-Star Games, won two MVP Awards, and collected three Silver Sluggers on the way to a Hall of Fame induction.
Yount spent 20 years in Milwaukee and accrued 3,000 hits and over 1,400 RBI along the way. His 115 OPS+ suggests that he was 15 percent above league-average over the course of his career.
While he was never known to be a huge home run hitter, Yount accumulated 251 round trippers over the course of his career, highlighted by a 29-homer showing in 1982 when he won his first AL MVP Award.
No. 1: OF Ryan Braun, 352 HR (2007-2020)
Ryan Braun is another one that was just incredibly gifted when it came to the game of baseball. He spent his entire 14-year big league career in Milwaukee and was one of the most dynamic players in the league in his prime.
Suspension be damned, Braun was one of the most fearsome right-handed hitters of his time, making six All-Star Game appearances and winning five Silver Slugger Awards along the way. The 2007 Rookie of the Year and 2011 NL MVP topped 30 home runs six times over the years, maxing out at 41 in 2012, enough to lead the National League.
Braun wrapped up his storied career at the conclusion of the 2020 season and had 352 home runs, 1,154 RBI, and a 134 OPS+. It will be quite a while before any other Brewers player comes even close to threatening Braun's franchise lead in long bombs.