Franchise Four: Milwaukee Brewers

robin yount 1975According to a release by MLB on April 8, fans can visit to select the four most impactful players for each franchise who best represent the history of each franchise out of eight choices from its lineage. There is also a space for a write-in selection. Voting is live now until May 8.

The Ballot:

Ryan Braun (2007-Present)
Cecil Cooper (1977-1987)
Prince Fielder (2005-2011)
Rollie Fingers (1981-1985)
Jim Gantner (1976-1992)
Paul Molitor (1978-1992)
Gorman Thomas (1973-1983)
Robin Yount (1974-1993)

Shoestring Catches Recommendations for the Milwaukee Brewers:

Ryan Braun: The only Brewer to win the American Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards, Ryan Braun earned in the in 2007 and 2011. A suspension from baseball has made Braun a controversial figure, but he is a five-time all-star with five Silver Sluggers and 235 career homers.

Rollie Fingers: In 1981, Rollie Fingers was named the AL Cy Young Award winner and the MVP. Fingers had 28 saves and a 1.04 ERA to lead the Brewers into the post-season for the first time. Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992, he was a two-time all-star and an important part of the Brewers 1982 AL pennant.

Paul Molitor: National Baseball Hall of Fame members Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner were the only players to have 3,000 hits, 600 doubles and 500 stolen bases until Paul Molitor joined that exclusive group. A five-time all-star with the Brewers, Molitor ended his career with 3,319 hits, 605 doubles and 504 stolen bases and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004.

Robin Yount: After playing his entire career in Milwaukee, Robin Yount was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999. Yount was the AL MVP in 1982 as a shortstop and in 1989 as a centerfielder. He finished with 3,142 hits and 251 homers in his career. He was a three-time all-star and had a Gold Glove as a shortstop.

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