1987 Milwaukee Brewers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Bud Selig
General manager(s)Harry Dalton
Manager(s)Tom Trebelhorn
Local televisionWVTV
(Jim Paschke, Mike Hegan)
Local radioWTMJ (AM)
(Bob Uecker, Pat Hughes)
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The 1987 Milwaukee Brewers season featured the team finish in third place in the American League East, with a record of 91 wins and 71 losses. The team began the season at a red-hot pace, winning their first 13 games under first-year manager Tom Trebelhorn before losing 12 games in a row in May. Other highlights included Paul Molitor capturing the imaginations of Milwaukee fans with a 39-game hitting streak and Juan Nieves tossing the first no-hitter in Brewers history on April 15 with a 7-0 blanking of the Baltimore Orioles.[1]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 98 64 0.605 54–27 44–37
Toronto Blue Jays 96 66 0.593 2 52–29 44–37
Milwaukee Brewers 91 71 0.562 7 48–33 43–38
New York Yankees 89 73 0.549 9 51–30 38–43
Boston Red Sox 78 84 0.481 20 50–30 28–54
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 0.414 31 31–51 36–44
Cleveland Indians 61 101 0.377 37 35–46 26–55

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 1–12 9–3 8–4 7–6 4–9 9–3 2–11 5–7 3–10 7–5 4–8 7–5 1–12
Boston 12–1 4–8 3–9 7–6 2–11 6–6 6–7 7–5 7–6 4–8 7–5 7–5 6–7
California 3–9 8–4 8–5 7–5 3–9 5–8 7–5 8–5 3–9 6–7 7–6 5–8 5–7
Chicago 4–8 9–3 5–8 7–5 3–9 6–7 6–6 6–7 5–7 9–4 6–7 7–6 4–8
Cleveland 6–7 6–7 5–7 5–7 4–9 6–6 4–9 3–9 6–7 4–8 5–7 2–10 5–8
Detroit 9–4 11–2 9–3 9–3 9–4 5–7 6–7 8–4 5–8 5–7 7–5 8–4 7–6
Kansas City 3–9 6–6 8–5 7–6 6–6 7–5 4–8 8–5 5–7 5–8 9–4 7–6 8–4
Milwaukee 11–2 7–6 5–7 6–6 9–4 7–6 8–4 3–9 7–6 6–6 4–8 9–3 9–4
Minnesota 7–5 5–7 5–8 7–6 9–3 4–8 5–8 9–3 6–6 10–3 9–4 6–7 3–9
New York 10–3 6–7 9–3 7–5 7–6 8–5 7–5 6–7 6–6 5–7 7–5 5–7 6–7
Oakland 5–7 8–4 7–6 4–9 8–4 7–5 8–5 6–6 3–10 7–5 5–8 6–7 7–5
Seattle 8–4 5–7 6–7 7–6 7–5 5–7 4–9 8–4 4–9 5–7 8–5 9–4 2–10
Texas 5–7 5–7 8–5 6–7 10–2 4–8 6–7 3–9 7–6 7–5 7–6 4–9 3–9
Toronto 12–1 7–6 7–5 8–4 8–5 6–7 4–8 4–9 9–3 7–6 5–7 10–2 9–3


Notable transactions

Roster

1987 Milwaukee Brewers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C B. J. Surhoff 115 395 118 .299 7 68
1B Greg Brock 141 532 159 .299 13 85
2B Juan Castillo 116 321 72 .224 3 28
3B Ernest Riles 83 276 72 .261 4 38
SS Dale Sveum 153 535 135 .252 25 95
LF Rob Deer 134 474 113 .238 28 80
CF Robin Yount 158 635 218 .312 21 103
RF Glenn Braggs 132 505 136 .269 13 77
DH Cecil Cooper 63 250 62 .248 6 36

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Paul Molitor 118 465 164 .353 16 75
Mike Felder 108 289 77 .266 2 31
Jim Gantner 81 265 72 .272 4 30
Bill Schroeder 75 250 83 .332 14 42
Rick Manning 97 114 26 .228 0 13
Jim Paciorek 48 101 23 .228 2 10
Steve Kiefer 28 99 20 .202 5 17
Billy Jo Robidoux 23 62 12 .194 0 4
Charlie O'Brien 10 35 7 .200 0 0
Brad Komminsk 7 15 1 .067 0 0
Steve Stanicek 4 7 2 .286 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Teddy Higuera 35 261.2 18 10 3.85 240
Bill Wegman 34 225.0 12 11 4.24 102
Juan Nieves 34 195.2 14 8 4.88 163
Len Barker 11 43.2 2 1 5.36 22
Mike Birkbeck 10 45.0 1 4 6.20 25
Mark Ciardi 4 16.1 1 1 9.37 8

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Chris Bosio 46 170.0 11 8 5.24 150
Mark Knudson 15 62.0 4 4 5.37 26
John Henry Johnson 10 26.1 0 1 9.57 18
Ray Burris 10 23.0 2 2 5.87 8

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Dan Plesac 57 5 6 23 2.61 89
Chuck Crim 53 6 8 12 3.67 56
Mark Clear 58 8 5 6 4.48 81
Paul Mirabella 29 2 1 2 4.91 14
Jay Aldrich 31 3 1 0 4.94 22
Dave Stapleton 4 2 0 0 1.84 14
Alex Madrid 3 0 0 0 15.19 1

Awards and honors

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

The Brewers' farm system consisted of five minor league affiliates in 1987.[10]

Level Team League Manager
Triple-A Denver Zephyrs American Association Terry Bevington
Double-A El Paso Diablos Texas League Duffy Dyer
Class A Stockton Ports California League Dave Machemer
Class A Beloit Brewers Midwest League Gomer Hodge
Rookie Helena Brewers Pioneer League Dave Huppert

Notes

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.143, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Tim Leary at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Brian Turang at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Mark Kiefer at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Jim Morris at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Bill Mooneyham at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Skeeter Barnes at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Ray Burris at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ "Hutch Award | Baseball Almanac".
  10. ^ "1987 Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Affiliates". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2020.

References