Taking a look at the all-time Milwaukee Brewers team … with a twist

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 05: A picture of the American Family Field logo outside the stadium before the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at American Family Field on September 05, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Brewers defeated the Cardinals 6-5. (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 05: A picture of the American Family Field logo outside the stadium before the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at American Family Field on September 05, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Brewers defeated the Cardinals 6-5. (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images) /
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Starting pitcher: Yovani Gallardo #49 (2007-2014)

There are quite a few pitchers in the Brewers’ history worthy of this honor. When it comes to consistency and a lengthy stretch of being firmly at the top of the rotation, Yovani Gallardo‘s eight-year career as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers was one of the best stretches one will find. Gallardo was the epitome of durability, making 30+ starts in each season from 2009 to 2015 (2015 was as a member of the Texas Rangers), topping 200 strikeouts four consecutive times from 2009-2012, topping 15 wins twice and perhaps most importantly (kidding, of course) – hitting 12 home runs and cementing himself as the best hitting pitcher the Brewers have ever had.

Yovani Gallardo was such an important figure on this Brewers’ team. He played a huge role in the club’s march to the postseason in 2011, winning a career-high 17 games that season and ultimately finishing seventh in the NL Cy Young race. In the postseason that year, Gallardo dominated the Diamondbacks twice during the NLDS, pitching 14 innings and posting a sparkling 1.29 ERA.

Gallardo’s last official season as a Milwaukee Brewer came in 2014, as they dealt their franchise icon to the Texas Rangers in January of 2015. He wrapped up his tenure in Milwaukee as the franchise’s all-time strikeout leader and with an 89-64 record, 3.69 ERA, four complete games, just under 1,300 innings and the same is to be said about strikeouts. Yovani Gallardo was added to the Brewers Wall of Honor just this past season in 2021.

Honorable mention(s): Pete Vuckovich #50 (1981-1983, 1985-1986), Ben Sheets #15 (2001-2008), Mike Caldwell #48 (1977-1984), C.C. Sabathia #52 (2008), Jim Colborn #48 (1972-1976), Moose Haas #30 (1976-1985), Teddy Higuera #49/#55 (1985-1991, 1993-1994)

Ineligible: Don Sutton #20/#21 (1982-1984 Hall of Fame), Corbin Burnes #39 (2018-Present Active), Zack Greinke #13 (2011-2012 Active), Brandon Woodruff #53 (2017-Present Active)