Ryan Braun's 200th Home Run Will Open Doors to Exclusive Clubs
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With his next home run, Ryan Braun will become the sixth player in Milwaukee Brewers history to hit 200-plus HRs as a Brewer. The current 200-HR club for the franchise: Robin Yount (251), Prince Fielder (230), Geoff Jenkins (212), Gorman Thomas (208) and Cecil Cooper (201).
If you add in Braun’s 119 career stolen bases with the club, he will become only the second player in Brewers history to have 200 home runs and 100 stolen bases with the franchise. Yount is currently the only member of that group with his 251 home runs and 271 steals.
Could there be any other current players who might be joining Yount (and Braun) in the near future on the 200-100 list?
There are two possibilities: Corey Hart has 151 home runs and 83 stolen bases with the Brewers, and second baseman Rickie Weeks has the 100-100 tag on his resume with 126 homers and 112 steals. Longevity, staying healthy and staying with the team will determine whether or not they join Yount and eventually Braun in the Brewers 200-100 club.
The following are the franchises that have players who collected 200-plus HRs and 100-plus stolen bases with the franchise.
Baltimore Orioles: Brady Anderson
Boston Red Sox: Carl Yastrzemski
Detroit Tigers: Lou Whitaker, Al Kaline
Kansas City Royals: George Brett
Milwaukee Brewers: Robin Yount
Minnesota Twins: Kirby Puckett
Oakland Athletics: Reggie Jackson, Jose Canseco
Seattle Mariners: Ken Griffey, Jr.
Atlanta Braves: Dale Murphy, Chipper Jones, Andruw Jones, Hank Aaron
Chicago Cubs: Sammy Sosa, Ryne Sandberg
Cincinnati Reds: Frank Robinson, Eric Davis
Colorado Rockies: Larry Walker, Dante Bichette
Houston Astros: Jimmy Wynn, Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell
New York Mets: David Wright, Daryl Strawberry
Philadelphia Phillies: Mike Schmidt
San Francisco Giants: Willie Mays, Barry Bonds
St. Louis Cardinals: Ray Lankford
Washington Nationals: Vladimir Guerrero, Andre Dawson
If we move the criteria to 200-plus home runs and 200-plus stolen bases, there are only 13 players in MLB history that have reached those numbers with a franchise. The members of the 200-200 club with a franchise are:
Player, Team, Home Runs/Stolen Bases
Brady Anderson, Baltimore, 209/307
George Brett, Kansas City, 317/201
Robin Yount, Milwaukee, 251/271
Derek Jeter, N.Y. Yankees, 254/348
Hank Aaron, Atlanta, 733/240
Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs, 282/344
Eric Davis, Cincinnati, 203/270
Craig Biggio, Houston, 291/414
Jeff Bagwell, Houston, 449/202
Willie Mays, San Francisco, 646/336
Barry Bonds, San Francisco, 586/263
Ray Lankford, St. Louis, 228/250
Andre Dawson, Washington, 225/253
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