The Baseball Hall of Fame will induct two new members to the Hall this summer: Scott Rolen (voted in by the writers) and Fred McGriff (voted in by the Veterans’ Committee).
Rolen, a third baseman, had a 17-year career playing for the Phillies, Cardinals, Blue Jays and Reds. McGriff was a first baseman who played 19 years in the majors with six different teams; he is probably best known for his time in Atlanta and Toronto.
Both Rolen and McGriff faced off against the Milwaukee Brewers, albeit with interesting, different results. Here’s a snapshot of how Rolen and McGriff performed against the Brewers in their careers.
Rolen played 132 games against the Brewers in his career. In 477 at-bats against the Crew, Rolen had 138 hits, scored 91 runs and had 38 doubles, two triples and 25 home runs. He added 95 RBI and a .289 average against Milwaukee.
At County Stadium, Rolen played 11 games where he hit .350 with a pair of homers and 10 RBI. At Miller Park he played in 47 games with a .291 average with 11 HRs and 33 RBI.
- In his 15 seasons playing against Milwaukee, Rolen had at least one HR against the Brewers in 13 of those 15 seasons.
- He hit .300 or better against the Brewers in eight of those 15 seasons.
- His best year against the Brewers was in 2003 as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. He batted .417 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 13 games.
McGriff played against the Brewers in 68 games. In 247 at-bats against Milwaukee, McGriff had 57 hits, scored 36 runs and had 11 doubles, two triples and 11 HRs. He added 35 RBI and had a career batting average of .231 against the Brewers.
McGriff played 22 games at County Stadium where he batted .122 with two home runs and four RBI.
- The .231 career batting average against the Brewers was the second worst in his career. He batted only .167 against Arizona in his career, the worst versus any team.
- His .122 batting average at County Stadium was the worst of his career at any ballpark.
- McGriff’s best year against the Brewers was in 2002 as a member of the Chicago Cubs when he batted .322 with three HRs and 14 RBI in 16 games.
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