- SS, OF, DH, 1B, CF, LF
- September 16, 1955
- 165 lbs
- Major League Debut:
- 4-05-1974 with ML4
- Allstar Selections:
- 1980 SS, 1982 GG, 1982 ML, 1982 MVP, 1982 SS, 1989 MVP, 1989 SS
- Hall of Fame:
Where does Robin Yount rank among baseball greats?
Robin Yount ranks among the Top 50 all-time at SS. Rankings ?
All Time Teammates:
Robin Yount Teammates
Best Season: 1982
Everything came together for the Brewers and Yount in '82. A mature hitter at age 26, Yount led the AL in hits (210), doubles (46), slugging (.578) and several other offensive categories. He finished one point behind Willie Wilson for the batting title (.331). Every evaluative method for offense pointed to Yount as the best player in all of baseball that year. He led in runs scored (139), batting runs (59), OPS (.962) and was second to Dwight Evans in Total Average (.969). Yount led the Brewers to their first AL pennant. He won the MVP, The Sporting News Player of the Year Award and a Gold Glove.
Throughout his career Milwaukee fans called him “Rockin Robin” and his teammates knew him simply as “Kid.” Owner Bud Selig placed him alongside Aaron as his favorite player of all-time.
Alan Trammell, Cal Ripken Jr., Craig Biggio
Paul Molitor, Jim Gantner, George Brett, Nolan Ryan
1981 American League Division Playoffs
1982 American League Championship Series
1982 World Series
Awards and Honors
1982 AL Gold Glove
1982 AL MVP
1989 AL MVP
On September 9, 1992 Yount collected his 3,000th hit – a sharp single to right field off Cleveland’s Jose Mesa. A few weeks later Yount’s longtime rival and friend George Brett reached the same goal.
- June 12, 1988: Cycle...
18 games (1980)
16 games (1976)
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