After five years with the Miami Marlins, Brian Anderson signed a free agent deal with the Milwaukee Brewers earlier this year. He started his time with Milwaukee with a seven-game hitting streak and collected 10 hits, three home runs and 10 RBI.
Anderson became the fourth player in Milwaukee Brewers’ history to have at least 10 hits, three home runs and 10 RBI in his first 10 games with the Brewers. Here are the four players who have had a 10-hit, three-HR, 10-RBI start in their first 10 games with the Brew Crew:
Players with 10 hits, three HR, 10 RBI in first 10 games with Milwaukee Brewers
Larry Hisle, 1978: 12 hits, 10 RBI, four HRs
Greg Brock, 1987: 10 hits, 11 RBI, three HRs
Eric Thames, 2017: 13 hits, 10 RBI, five HRs
Brian Anderson, 2023: 10 hits, 10 RBI, three HRs
If we break down each of those three stats (hits, RBI and HRs) separately for Milwaukee Brewers players in their first 10 games with the team, there are some interesting names/players who had fast starts to their careers in Milwaukee. Thames and Russell Branyan hold the Brewers’ record for most home runs in their first 10 games with the Brewers with five. Dickie Thom and Dave Parker each started their Brewers’ careers with 15 hits in their first 10 games (most in that stat), and former first baseman Greg Brock holds the team record for 11 RBI in his first 10 games with the Brewers.
Following are the players who had the most hits, RBI and home runs in their first 10 games with the Brewers.
Most home runs in first 10 games with the Brewers
5-Eric Thames, Russell Branyan
4-Stephen Voit, Jett Bandy, Geoff Jenkins, Larry Hisle, Bobby Darwin
3-17 players tied with three each
Most hits in their first 10 games with the Brewers
15-Dickie Thon, Dave Parker
14-Jason Kendall, Sean Berry
13-Thirteen players tied with 13 each
Most RBI in their first 10 games with the Brewers
10-Brian Anderson, Travis Shaw, Eric Thames, Junior Spivey, Joe Oliver, Dickie Thon, Larry Hisle, Paul Molitor.
Brian Anderson’s .333 batting average after his first 10 games with the Brewers ranks 27th all-time in this team stat. There have been four Brewers players who batted over .400 in their first 10 games with the Brewers (minimum of 30 at-bats to qualify). The four: Dickie Thon (.469) in 1993; Jason Kendall (.424) in 2008; Daniel Voglebach (.406) in 2020; and Edgar Diaz (.400) in 1990.