"The Ignitor" had his No. 4 retired by the Milwaukee Brewers prior to their game against the Minnesota Twins on July 11, 1999. Paul Molitor's career in Milwaukee spanned 12 seasons and was highlighted by the 1982 World Series in addition to an exhiliarating 39-game hitting streak while playing with Team Streak during the 1987 season. During the ceremony, Molitor said that should he be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame, he would be honored to enter as a Milwaukee Brewer. He honored that commitment when he became the second Brewer to be inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame, in 2004.
"The Kid" had his legendary No. 19 retired in ceremonies at County Stadium on May 29, 1994. Robin Yount played his entire 20-year career with the Brewers from 1974-93 breaking into the big leagues at the tender age of 18. Yount won Most Valuable Player awards in 1982 and 1989. He became the 17th player in baseball history to record 3,000 career hits when he accomplished the feat on Sept. 9, 1992 against the Cleveland Indians at County Stadium with a single off Jose Mesa. Yount became the first player to enter the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a Brewer after being inducted on July 25, 1999.
The man who made the Handlebar Mustache famous had his No. 34 retired on Aug. 9, 1992 in ceremonies at County Stadium. Rollie Fingers, who was elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1992, spent five seasons in a Brewers uniform. He made his mark on the baseball world as the game's first relief ace. Fingers also won both the Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards in 1981, the first pitcher to accomplish the feat since Oakland's Vida Blue in 1971.
"Hammerin' Hank" had his famous No. 44 retired after the conclusion of the 1976 season. Hank Aaron played baseball in Milwaukee from 1954 through 1965 with the Braves and in 1975 and '76 with the Brewers. He was elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1982 after closing out his career with a record 755 home runs. He was the National League's MVP in 1957, the year the Braves won the World Series. Aaron also hit 40-or-more home runs in eight seasons, drove in 100-or-more runs 16 times and had a .305 lifetime batting average.
The man who broke baseball's color barrier as a Brooklyn Dodger had his No. 42 retired by Major League Baseball in 1997. The Brewers honored Jackie Robinson in special pre-game ceremonies at County Stadium July 18, 1997. Former Brewers pitcher Scott Karl was the last Brewer to wear No. 42 as a tribute to Robinson.
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