1987 Milwaukee Brewers season

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1987 Milwaukee Brewers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Bud Selig
General manager(s)Harry Dalton
Manager(s)Tom Trebelhorn
Local televisionWVTV
(Jim Paschke, Mike Hegan)
Local radioWTMJ (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 Home Road
Detroit Tigers 98 64 0.605 54–27 44–37
Toronto Blue Jays 96 66 0.593 2 52–29 44–37
Milwaukee Brewers 91 71 0.562 7 48–33 43–38
New York Yankees 89 73 0.549 9 51–30 38–43
Boston Red Sox 78 84 0.481 20 50–30 28–54
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 0.414 31 31–51 36–44
Cleveland Indians 61 101 0.377 37 35–46 26–55


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1987 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 1–12 9–3 8–4 7–6 4–9 9–3 2–11 5–7 3–10 7–5 4–8 7–5 1–12
Boston 12–1 4–8 3–9 7–6 2–11 6–6 6–7 7–5 7–6 4–8 7–5 7–5 6–7
California 3–9 8–4 8–5 7–5 3–9 5–8 7–5 8–5 3–9 6–7 7–6 5–8 5–7
Chicago 4–8 9–3 5–8 7–5 3–9 6–7 6–6 6–7 5–7 9–4 6–7 7–6 4–8
Cleveland 6–7 6–7 5–7 5–7 4–9 6–6 4–9 3–9 6–7 4–8 5–7 2–10 5–8
Detroit 9–4 11–2 9–3 9–3 9–4 5–7 6–7 8–4 5–8 5–7 7–5 8–4 7–6
Kansas City 3–9 6–6 8–5 7–6 6–6 7–5 4–8 8–5 5–7 5–8 9–4 7–6 8–4
Milwaukee 11–2 7–6 5–7 6–6 9–4 7–6 8–4 3–9 7–6 6–6 4–8 9–3 9–4
Minnesota 7–5 5–7 5–8 7–6 9–3 4–8 5–8 9–3 6–6 10–3 9–4 6–7 3–9
New York 10–3 6–7 9–3 7–5 7–6 8–5 7–5 6–7 6–6 5–7 7–5 5–7 6–7
Oakland 5–7 8–4 7–6 4–9 8–4 7–5 8–5 6–6 3–10 7–5 5–8 6–7 7–5
Seattle 8–4 5–7 6–7 7–6 7–5 5–7 4–9 8–4 4–9 5–7 8–5 9–4 2–10
Texas 5–7 5–7 8–5 6–7 10–2 4–8 6–7 3–9 7–6 7–5 7–6 4–9 3–9
Toronto 12–1 7–6 7–5 8–4 8–5 6–7 4–8 4–9 9–3 7–6 5–7 10–2 9–3


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 B. J. Surhoff 115 395 118 .299 7 68
1B Greg Brock 141 532 159 .299 13 85
2B Juan Castillo 116 321 72 .224 3 28
3B Ernest Riles 83 276 72 .261 4 38
SS Dale Sveum 153 535 135 .252 25 95
LF Rob Deer 134 474 113 .238 28 80
CF Robin Yount 158 635 218 .312 21 103
RF Glenn Braggs 132 505 136 .269 13 77
DH Cecil 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
Paul Molitor 118 465 164 .353 16 75
Jim Gantner 81 265 72 .272 4 30
Bill Schroeder 75 250 83 .332 14 42
Steve Kiefer 28 99 20 .202 5 17
Steve 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
Teddy Higuera 35 261.2 18 10 3.85 240
Bill Wegman 34 225 12 11 4.24 102
Juan Nieves 34 195.2 14 8 4.88 163
Len Barker 11 43.2 2 1 5.36 22
Mike Birkbeck 10 45 1 4 6.20 25
Mark 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
Chris Bosio 46 170 11 8 5.24 150
Mark Knudson 15 62 4 4 5.37 26
Ray 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
Dan Plesac 57 5 6 23 2.61 89
Chuck Crim 53 6 8 12 3.67 56
Mark Clear 58 8 5 6 4.48 81
Paul Mirabella 29 2 1 2 4.91 14
Jay Aldrich 31 3 1 0 4.94 22
Dave Stapleton 4 2 0 0 1.84 14
Alex 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]

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.143, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Tim Leary at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Brian Turang at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Mark Kiefer at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Jim Morris at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Bill Mooneyham at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Skeeter Barnes at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Ray Burris at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/awards/aw_hut.shtml

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