Yount grabs top two moments of 1990s
MILWAUKEE — Despite retiring just four years into the decade, Robin Yount was the highlight of the 1990s for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Yount’s 3,000th career hit on Sept. 9, 1992 at County Stadium was selected as the top moment in Brewers history in fan and media voting for the greatest moments in team history during the 1990s.
With 44.6 percent of the vote, Yount’s 3,000th hit won by a margin of more than 10 percent.
Yount’s induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 25, 1999, earned a second place finish in the voting process. He became the first player wearing a Brewers cap to be inducted into the Hall of Fame 11 years ago today.
Rounding out the top three moments was a 22-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Aug. 28, 1992, in which the Crew set an American League record with 31 hits in the game. Voting is being conducted as part of the Milwaukee Brewers “40 Years/40 Moments” program.
Over the course of the season, there will be a series polls on Brewers.com (including video vignettes of each moment) to select the top moments from each of the four decades of Brewers Baseball. A separate media poll will also be conducted, with results of the two polls weighed equally.
The top three events from each decade will advance into a final vote in September to select the All-Time Greatest Moments in Brewers History.
The unveiling of the Top 3 moments from the 1990s will occurred Sunday on broadcasts and in Miller Park. The same process took place for the ’70s and ’80s and will continue for the 2000s, with separate polls and reveals for each decade.
— Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter