Milwaukee Brewers: All-Time RBI Leaders in Franchise History
Though they've been known more for their strong pitching in recent years, the Milwaukee Brewers have been fortunate enough to be a franchise that consistently drives in a boatload of runs over the course of its storied history.
The single season leaders in RBI consist of players who didn't quite stick around long enough to make the career leaders list. This includes Prince Fielder, whose 141 in 2009 is the highest single season mark in franchise history, Richie Sexson, Jeromy Burnitz, and Gorman Thomas.
Let's take a look at the top three Milwaukee Brewers franchise leaders in RBI.
No. 3: 1B Cecil Cooper, 944 RBI (1977-1987)
Cecil Cooper, a key piece to some of the most successful Brewers teams of the 1980s, didn't see his big league career take off until he came to Milwaukee.
Over the course of his 11-year Brewers career, he made five All-Star Games, won three Silver Slugger Awards, and collected two Gold Gloves for good measure.
He quickly became a threat to drive in over 100 runs a year, doing so four times, including an American League-leading 122 in 1980 and 126 in 1983.
No. 2: OF Ryan Braun, 1154 RBI (2007-2020)
The "Hebrew Hammer" was one of the scariest right-handed hitters to face while he was in his prime. The 2007 Rookie of the Year and 2011 NL MVP topped 100 runs batted in a total of five times, doing so in consecutive years from 2008-2012.
Finding hitters that top 110 runs batted in in a single season is becoming increasingly difficult in today's game. Ryan Braun drove in 114 in 2009, good for fourth in the NL, while his 112 in 2012 was the second highest in the league behind only Chase Headley of the Padres.
No. 1: INF/OF Robin Yount, 1406 RBI (1974-1993)
Robin Yount wins this pretty much by default, as no other hitters have ever spent as much time in Milwaukee as he did. His career that spanned two decades saw him drive in over 1,400 runs, but he only topped the 100 RBI plateau three times in his career. In two of those three, he won the American League MVP Award.
Yount's 1,406 RBI has him tied with Todd Helton for 77th on the all-time leaderboard, which is nothing to scoff at. He made the Hall of Fame for a reason and will forever go down as the best position player in Milwaukee Brewers history.