It’s Spring Training. The precursor to every baseball season finds new and unfamiliar players vying for a spot on the Brewers’ 25-man roster. Some athletes in Arizona at the moment will inevitably wind up in the minors or back in the free agent pool once the regular season rolls around. Others might earn a place with the parent club. Who knows, a player or two on the team right now could eventually have their jersey number retired once their tenure in Milwaukee is through (we’re looking at you, Christian Yelich!).

We don’t know what the future holds for the 2021 Milwaukee Brewers, so we figured we’d look back at every single player to wear, well, every single number in the team’s history. Moreover, we figured we’d determine which player had the best career AS A MILWAUKEE BREWERS PLAYER—sorry, Gary Sheffield!—while wearing that particular number in the regular season. Admittedly, many numbers have never been worn in the regular season. Others have considerable competition for the top spot (such as numbers 5, 15, 20, 23, and so on). At any rate, here are Milwaukee Record‘s picks for the best Brewers to wear every jersey number. Like we said, when we listed the best Packers to wear every jersey number, it’s strictly based on our opinion. So let the heated debates begin!

0 — Franklin Stubbs
1
— Corey Hart
2 — Bill Hall
3 — Dante Bichette
4 — Paul Molitor
5 — B.J. Surhoff
6 — Sal Bando
7 — Don Money
8 — Ryan Braun
9 — Larry Hisle
10 — Juan Nieves
11 — Richie Sexson
12 — Carlos Villanueva
13 — Zack Greinke
14 — Dave Nilsson
15 — Cecil Cooper
16 — Sixto Lezcano
17 — Jim Gantner
18 — Keston Hiura
19 — Robin Yount
20 — Gorman Thomas
21 — Cal Eldred
22 — Christian Yelich
23 — Ted Simmons
24 — Ben Oglivie
25 — Mike Cameron
26 — Jeff Cirillo
27 — Carlos Gomez
28 — Prince Fielder
29 — Chris Bosio
30 — Moose Haas
31 — Jaime Navarro
32 — Chuck Crim
33 — Chris Carter
34 — Rollie Fingers
35 — Bill Castro
36 — Mike Fetters
37 — Dan Plesac
38 — Devin Williams
39 — Lary Sorensen
40 — Chad Fox
41 — Danny Kolb
42 — Scott Karl
43 — Doug Jones
44 — Hank Aaron
45 — Rob Deer
46 — Jerry Augustine
47 — Jesse Orosco
48 — Francisco Cordero
49 — Teddy Higuera
50 — Pete Vuckovich
51 — Trevor Hoffman
52 — C.C. Sabathia
53 — Brandon Woodruff
54 — Jose Valentin
55 — Brooks Kieschnick
56 — Ned Yost
57 — Francisco Rodriguez
58 — Valerio De Los Santos
59 — John Axford
60 — Todd Coffey
61 — Brandon Kintzler
62 — Grant Balfour
63 — Tyler Thornburg
64 — Mike Fiers
65 — N/A
66 — N/A
67 — Jim Slaton
68 — N/A
69 — N/A
70 — N/A
71 — Josh Hader
72 — Robert Machado
73 — Seth McClung
74 — N/A
75 — Francisco Rodriguez
76 — N/A
77 — N/A
78 — N/A
79 — N/A
80 — N/A
81 — Ben Diggins
82 — N/A
83 — N/A
84 — N/A
85 — N/A
86 — N/A
87 — N/A
88 — Jim Bruske
89 — N/A
90 — N/A
91 — N/A
92 — N/A
93 — N/A
94 — N/A
95 — Takahito Nomura
96 — N/A
97 — N/A
98 — N/A
99 — N/A
00 — Curt Leskanic

About The Author

Co-Founder and Editor

Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.