Most Brewers fans know that Robin Yount is the team’s all-time leader in hits (3,142). And there’s a good chance they know that Paul Molitor is the only other Brewer to collect 2,000 or more career hits with the team(2,281).
But do you know which player had the most hits for the Brewers in the 1970s? Or the most in the decade of the 1990s? Or, who has the most hits for the Brewers in the first three years of the 2020s?
Most hits by Milwaukee Brewers players by-decade
The by-decade hits leaders for the Brewers are as follows:
1970s; Don Money, 959
1980s: Robin Yount, 1,731
1990s: Jeff Cirillo, 864
2000s: Geoff Jenkins, 1,021
2010s: Ryan Braun: 1,410
2020s: Christian Yelich, 285
Robin Yount had the most hits in the majors in the 1980s
You may find it interesting that not only did Yount lead the Brewers with the most hits in the 1980s, but he also led the entire majors that decade with his 1,731 hits. Eddie Murray was second with 1,642; Willie Wilson, Wade Boggs and Dale Murray complete the Top 5 for most hits in the 1980s. Paul Molitor, who was second for the Brewers with 1,421 hits in the 80’s, finished 20th in the majors for most hits that decade.
The only other Brewers player to finish in the Top 20 for hits in a decade was in the 2010s; Ryan Braun led the Brew Crew with 1,410 hits and finished 18th that decade in the majors.
Trea Turner with his 467 hits from 2020-22 leads the majors in most hits so far this decade. Yelich’s 285 hits this decade ranks tied for 84th.
Top 5 for most hits by Brewers in each decade
Here are the Top 5 for the Brewers in hits for each decade.
1970s: Don Money, Robin Yount, George Scott, Sixto Lezcano, Dave May
1980s: Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Cecil Cooper, Jim Gantner, Ben Oglivie
1990s: Jeff Cirillo, Dave Nilsson, Greg Vaughn, B.J. Surhoff, Darryl Hamilton
2000s: Geoff Jenkins, Bill Hall, Prince Fielder, Richie Sexson, J.J. Hardy
2010s: Ryan Braun, Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Gomez, Rickie Weeks, Jean Segura
2020s: Christian Yelich, Luis Urias, Willy Adames, Kolten Wong, Omar Narvaez
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