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3 Greatest Pitchers in Brewers History

Tristan Jung
Ben Sheets was a dominant force for the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2000s.
Ben Sheets was a dominant force for the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2000s. / Sean Brady/Getty Images
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Although the Milwaukee Brewers are yet to win a World Series, they've had a long list of memorable players through the history of the franchise.

However, in their 51 seasons, the Brewers have had a tough time developing starting pitchers. Only two pitchers have ever breached 20 wins above replacement (WAR) over the history of the franchise. With that being said, here's a list of the three best pitchers in Brewers history.

3. Yovani Gallardo (2007-2014)

Yovani Gallardo was a top prospect for the Brewers and paid off with eight productive years from 2007 to 2014. Gallardo sits atop the franchise leaderboard in strikeouts per nine and had an ERA under 4.00 in six seasons. Gallardo made one All-Star game and finished seventh in Cy Young voting in 2011.

2. Ben Sheets (2001-2008)

Ben Sheets' career was defined by a tightrope between performance and injury. When healthy, Sheets was one of the best starters in the National League. In 2004, he had a 2.70 ERA and made the All-Star Game. However, he got hurt afterward and took three years to get back to his peak. In 2008, he had a resurgence with a 13-9 season with a 3.09 ERA, but he tore his flexor tendon in the next season and was out of baseball shortly later. Sheets was still a fan favorite and a franchise great thanks to the high peak he reached when healthy.

1. Teddy Higuera (1985-1994)

In a similar fashion to Sheets, Teddy Higuera was one of the top starters in the National League before injuries wrecked his career too soon. From 1985 to 1990, Higuera was a strong top of the rotation option, earning Cy Young votes in 1986 and 1987. He capped that three-year run with a magnificent 1988, where he threw 227.1 innings to the tune of a 2.45 ERA and a league-leading 0.99 WHIP. A litany of injuries to his back and shoulder in his mid-thirties ended a productive and impressive career.


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