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1989 Milwaukee Brewers season

 

1989 Milwaukee Brewers season

The Milwaukee Brewers' 1989 season involved the Brewers' finishing 4th in the American League East with a record of 81 wins and 81 losses.

Offseason

  • October 26, 1988: Steve Stanicek was released by the Brewers.[1]
  • December 20, 1988: Jim Gantner was signed as a free agent by the Brewers.[2]
  • March 30, 1989: Terry Francona was signed as a free agent by the Brewers.[3]
  • March 30, 1989: Dave Engel was signed as a Free Agent with the Milwaukee Brewers.[4]

Regular season

  • During the season, Robin Yount had a 19 game hitting streak. Yount finished the season leading the Brewers in RBIs for the third straight season.

Notable transactions

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 .549 --
Baltimore Orioles 87 75 .537 2
Boston Red Sox 83 79 .512 6
Milwaukee Brewers 81 81 .500 8
New York Yankees 74 87 .460 14½
Cleveland Indians 73 89 .451 16
Detroit Tigers 59 103 .364 30

First SkyDome Game

The Brewers played in the first baseball game at SkyDome. The game was played on June 5 against the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Brewers won by a score of 5-3. Don August was the winning pitcher as he won his 5th game of the season, while Toronto's Jimmy Key lost his 4th game of the season. The attendance at SkyDome was 48,378.

Linescore

June 5, SkyDome, Toronto, Canada

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Milwaukee 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
Toronto 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 0
W: Don August (5-6)  L: Jimmy Key (6-4)   SV: Dan Plesac (13)  
Home Runs: Braggs (10), McGriff (13), Bell (8) Attendance: 48,378 Time: 2:43
[7]

Roster

Milwaukee Brewers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

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 126 436 108 .248 5 55
1B Greg Brock 107 373 99 .265 12 52
2B Jim Gantner 116 409 112 .274 0 34
3B Paul Molitor 155 615 194 .315 11 56
SS Bill Spiers 114 345 88 .255 4 33
LF Glenn Braggs 144 514 127 .247 15 66
CF Robin Yount 160 614 195 .318 21 103
RF Rob Deer 130 466 98 .210 26 65
DH Joey Meyer 53 147 33 .224 7 29

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Gary Sheffield 95 368 91 .247 5 32
Terry Francona 89 233 54 .232 3 23
Charlie O'Brien 40 118 26 .220 2 9
Greg Vaughn 38 113 30 .265 5 23
Juan Castillo 3 4 0 .000 0 3

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Chris Bosio 33 235 15 10 2.95 173
Jerry Reuss 7 33.2 1 4 5.35 13

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Paul Mirabella 13 0 0 0 7.63 6

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Zephyrs American Association Dave Machemer
AA El Paso Diablos Texas League Marc Bombard
A Stockton Ports California League Dave Huppert
A Beloit Brewers Midwest League Savannah Fossey
Rookie AZL Brewers Arizona League Sam Harry
Rookie Helena Brewers Pioneer League Ben Anderson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: AZL Brewers

References

  • 1989 Milwaukee Brewers team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1989 Milwaukee Brewers team page at www.baseball-almanac.com


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