1987 Milwaukee Brewers season

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1987 Milwaukee Brewers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bud Selig
Manager(s) Tom Trebelhorn
Local television WVTV
(Mike Hegan, Jim Paschke)
Local radio WTMJ (AM)
(Bob Uecker, Pat Hughes)
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The 1987 Milwaukee Brewers season featured the team finish in third place in the American League East, with a record of 91 wins and 71 losses. The team began the season at a red-hot pace, winning their first 13 games under first-year manager Tom Trebelhorn. Other highlights included Paul Molitor capturing the imaginations of Milwaukee fans with a 39-game hitting streak and Juan Nieves tossing the first and only no-hitter in Brewers history on April 15 with a 7-0 blanking of the Baltimore Orioles.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 98 64 .605 --
Toronto Blue Jays 96 66 .593 2
Milwaukee Brewers 91 71 .562 7
New York Yankees 89 73 .549 9
Boston Red Sox 78 84 .481 20
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 .414 31
Cleveland Indians 61 101 .377 37


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1987 Milwaukee Brewers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Surhoff, B. J.B. J. Surhoff 115 395 118 .299 7 68
1B Brock, GregGreg Brock 141 532 159 .299 13 85
2B Castillo, JuanJuan Castillo 116 321 72 .224 3 28
3B Riles, ErnestErnest Riles 83 276 72 .261 4 38
SS Sveum, DaleDale Sveum 153 535 135 .252 25 95
LF Deer, RobRob Deer 134 474 113 .238 28 80
CF Yount, RobinRobin Yount 158 635 218 .312 21 103
RF Braggs, GlennGlenn Braggs 132 505 136 .269 13 77
DH Cooper, CecilCecil Cooper 63 250 62 .248 6 36

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Molitor, PaulPaul Molitor 118 465 164 .353 16 75
Gantner, JimJim Gantner 81 265 72 .272 4 30
Schroeder, BillBill Schroeder 75 250 83 .332 14 42
Kiefer, SteveSteve Kiefer 28 99 20 .202 5 17
Stanicek, SteveSteve Stanicek 4 7 2 .286 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Higuera, TeddyTeddy Higuera 35 261.2 18 10 3.85 240
Wegman, BillBill Wegman 34 225 12 11 4.24 102
Nieves, JuanJuan Nieves 34 195.2 14 8 4.88 163
Barker, LenLen Barker 11 43.2 2 1 5.36 22
Birkbeck, MikeMike Birkbeck 10 45 1 4 6.20 25
Ciardi, MarkMark Ciardi 4 16.1 1 1 9.37 8

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bosio, ChrisChris Bosio 46 170 11 8 5.24 150
Knudson, MarkMark Knudson 15 62 4 4 5.37 26
Burris, RayRay Burris 10 23 2 2 5.87 8

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Plesac, DanDan Plesac 57 5 6 23 2.61 89
Crim, ChuckChuck Crim 53 6 8 12 3.67 56
Clear, MarkMark Clear 58 8 5 6 4.48 81
Mirabella, PaulPaul Mirabella 29 2 1 2 4.91 14
Aldrich, JayJay Aldrich 31 3 1 0 4.94 22
Stapleton, DaveDave Stapleton 4 2 0 0 1.84 14
Madrid, AlexAlex Madrid 3 0 0 0 15.19 1

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Zephyrs American Association Terry Bevington
AA El Paso Diablos Texas League Duffy Dyer
A Stockton Ports California League Dave Machemer
A Beloit Brewers Midwest League Gomer Hodge
Rookie Helena Brewers Pioneer League Dave Huppert

Notes[edit]

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