Milwaukee Brewers: Top 7 Left Fielders in Context to Age


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Left fielders are always a critical part of any ball club. They need to be able to cover a lot of ground and make the tough plays look easy. In addition, they need to have some power at the plate in order to bring in runners from third base.

The Milwaukee Brewers have had their share of great left-fielders over the years. Here is a list of the top seven left fielders in team history, ranked in order of most games played at that position:

1) Don Money (1968-1979)

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Money was a six-time All-Star during his time with the Milwaukee Brewers. He ranks first in games played (1474), hits (1597), doubles (269), and RBIs (747) among left fielders in team history.

2) Sixto Lezcano (1974-1983)

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Lezcano was a five-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove Award, winner. He ranks second in games played (1386), hits (1692), doubles (287), and RBIs (781) among left fielders in team history. Money and Lezcano rank first and second, respectively, in most of the major offensive categories among Milwaukee Brewers left fielders.

3) Gorman Thomas (1979-1987)

Thomas ranks third in games played (1173), hits (1292), doubles (224), and RBIs (643) among left fielders in team history. He was a three-time All-Star during his time with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Money, Lezcano, and Thomas are the only left fielders in team history to have over 1000 games played, 1600 hits, 250 doubles, and 600 RBIs.

4) Lary Sorensen (1981-1988)

Sorensen ranks fourth in games played (1007), hits (1118), doubles (172), and RBIs (441) among left fielders in team history. He was a member of the 1982 World Series Championship team. Sorensen is the Milwaukee brewer left fielders to have over 1000 games played, 1100 hits, 100 doubles, and 400 RBIs.

5) Ben Oglivie (1980-1988)

Oglivie ranks fifth in games played (98), hits (1139), doubles (211), and RBIs (545) among left fielders in team history. He was a two-time All-Star during his time with Oglivie is the left fielders in team history to have over 1000 games played, 1100 hits, 200 doubles, and 500 RBIs.

6) Dave May (1970-1974)

May ranks sixth in games played (646), hits (680), doubles (126), and RBIs (362) among left fielders in team history. He was a member of the 1971 World Series Championship team. May is one of four left fielders in team history to have over 600 games played, 650 hits, 125 doubles, and 350 RBIs.

7) Gary Sheffield (1988-1992)

Sheffield ranks seventh in games played (471), hits (.292), doubles (74), and RBIs 220) among left fielders in team history. He was a two-time All-Star during his time with the Milwaukee Brewers. Sheffield is one of three left fielders in team history to have over 400 games played, .290 batting average, 70 doubles, and 200 RBIs. Sheffield is the only left fielder in team history to have a 30 homer season (1991).

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