Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
January 08, 2003
BASEBALL: The Essential Ingredient

I was satisfied, of course, to see Gary Carter finally get his due from Cooperstown. More on that later. Here are some numbers to chew on, when Paul Molitor comes up for the Hall of Fame:

Milwaukee Brewers' record before 1978 arrival of Paul Molitor: 614-836 (.423), no winning seasons (includes 1969 Seattle Pilots)
Milwaukee Brewers' record since 1992 departure of Paul Molitor: 690-863 (.444), no winning seasons

Milwaukee Brewers' record, 1978-92, with Paul Molitor in the lineup: 1004-851 (.541), 10 winning seasons in 15 years
Milwaukee Brewers' record, 1978-92, without Paul Molitor in the lineup: 237-281 (.458), losing season the year he missed most of the season, losing seasons in two years when he missed 1/3 of the season.

TOTAL:
Milwaukee Brewers' record with Paul Molitor in the lineup: 1004-851 (.541)
Milwaukee Brewers' record, 1969-2002, without Paul Molitor in the lineup: 1541-1980 (.438), franchise has never had a winning season when Molitor played fewer than 50% of team's games.

And here we've got Brewer fans saying it's the logo.

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