As Milwaukee Brewers fans were anticipating free George Webb burgers to honor the team’s American League record-setting season-beginning 12th straight win (in miracle fashion on Easter Sunday), the Brewers themselves had business to attend to.
They had an assignment 97 miles away from County Stadium: Beat the Chicago White Sox and tie a Major League record with 13 straight wins to start a season.
The Brewers fans who attempted to make Comiskey Park feel like County Stadium South witnessed a plot line similar to the Easter Sunday game, where the Brewers were down entering the late innings.
This comeback win was not as dramatic as the ninth-inning walk-off heroics of Easter, but it was laden with Hall of Famers who stepped up in the clutch.
Trailing 4-3 with catcher B.J. Surhoff on base, Paul Molitor slapped a two-out double off Jose DeLeon to tie the game.
One batter later, Robin Yount’s single scored Molitor, and the Brewers owned a 5-4 advantage on the South Siders.
A short time later, Dan Plesac completed the save that climaxed the team’s record-tying triumph.
The streak would end one night later in the same ancient stadium. But the victory completed the first of three streaks that would define the 1987 Milwaukee Brewers campaign.