For the third straight season, the Brewers did not have a batter hit .300 for the season. The last time the Brewers went three straight seasons without a .300 hitter was in 1974, 1975 and 1976.
Of players with at least 400 plate appearances in a season, the closest Brewer to .300 the last three seasons was Willy Adames who hit .285 in 2021. The last .300 hitter (minimum of 400 plate appearances) was Christian Yelich in 2019 with a .329 average.
In the last 10 seasons, the Brewers have had only five players reach the .300-mark. Yelich did it in 2019 and the previous year, 2018, his first year in Milwaukee when he was the National League MVP. Lorenzo Cain hit .308 in 2018, Ryan Braun hit .305 in 2016, and Jonathan Lucroy hit .301 in 2014 when he was an all-star and finished fourth in the NL MVP race.
Brewers .300 hitter by decade
It’s interesting to note that the largest group of Brewers .300 hitters was back in the 80’s and 90’s. Thirty-four of the Brewers 58 .300 hitters (58.6 percent) played for the team from 1980-99. Here is a by-decade breakdown of Brewers .300 hitters:
Paul Molitor tops the Brewers with the highest single season batting average. He hit .353 for the 1987 Brewers. Next on the list is Cecil Cooper who batted .352 in 1980.
Most .300 seasons by Brewers hitters
Molitor also leads the franchise with the most .300 seasons (again, 400 plate appearances to qualify). He hit .300 eight times with the Brew Crew. Eleven different Brewers players hit .300 or better in two or more seasons. They are:
6-Ryan Braun, Robin Yount
2-Darryl Hamilton, Geoff Jenkins, Dave Nilsson, Ben Oglivie, Kevin Seitzer, Christian Yelich
- Willie Randolph was the oldest Brewers player to hit .300 in a season; he hit .327 in 1991 in his age 36 season. The youngest? Molitor who hit .322 in 1979 in his age 22 season.
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