The Milwaukee Brewers were down 2-1 to the California Angels and facing elimination in Game 4 of the American League Championships Series, on a cloudy and cool Saturday October afternoon at County Stadium in Milwaukee.
Enter Mark Brouhard.
Whom, you ask? An outfielder who only had 29 hits and 4 home runs all season, playing in just 40 games.
In his entire career of 304 games, Brouhard had only 235 total hits, with 25 home runs and 104 RBI.
But on a day when the Brewers needed a win to stay alive in the race for the World Series, Brouhard delivered in the only postseason game where he appeared at the plate.
He had with three hits, a home run and three RBI.
Brouhard’s RBI single off of 26-year veteran Tommy John in the second inning gave the Brewers the lead. His 8th-inning home run iced a 9-5 Brewers win.
A season saved, thanks to a one-hit…OK, three-hit and one-homer postseason wonder.