Robin Yount

Click the image to learn more. Photograph of Robin Yount early on in his storied twenty-year career with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Drafted at age eighteen, Robin Yount became an everyday starter for the Milwaukee Brewers in his first season and played his entire major league baseball career (1974-1993) with the Brewers. Yount led the team to the World Series in 1982 and earned two league MVP awards (shortstop, 1982; centerfield, 1989). Collecting more hits during the 1980s than any other MLB player, Yount finished his career with 3,142 hits and 251 homeruns.[1] A three-time All-Star, Yount holds Brewers’ team records for games played, runs scored, hits, doubles, triples, homeruns, and runs batted in.[2] He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999.[3]

Footnotes [+]

  1. ^Robin Yount,” National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Hall of Famers, last accessed July 11, 2016; “Robin Yount Stats,” ESPN, last accessed July 11, 2016.
  2. ^Robin Yount #19,”, last accessed July 11, 2016; “Robin Yount,”, last accessed July 11, 2016.
  3. ^ “Three for Cooperstown: Ryan, Brett, Yount Elected to Hall of Fame on First Try,” Sports Illustrated, January 6, 1999,, last accessed October 12, 2012.

For Further Reading

Baggot, Andy. Robin Yount: The Legend Lives On. Milwaukee: Milwaukee Brewers Publications, 1995.

Creamer, Robert W. “This Robin Is a Rare Bird.” Sports Illustrated, September 27, 1982.

Gammons, Peter. “Forever a Kid.” Sports Illustrated, April 30, 1990.

Wulf, Steve. “Robin Yount.” Sports Illustrated, February 21, 1994.


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