Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fielder Breaks Brewer Single Season RBI Mark

Prince Fielder got his 127 RBI for the 2009 season on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 8th inning in a Brewers' win over the Houston Astros. That RBI gave Fielder the single season Brewers' RBI record. Ironically the former record holder Cecil Cooper manages the opposing Astros and was very gracious in complementing Fielder breaking his club record.

Yet another sign of the camaraderie in the Brewers clubhouse despite their disappointing season was Trevor Hoffman closing off the clubhouse to pay Fielder a proper tribute. Despite only joining the Brewers in the spring, Hoffman has become a clubhouse favorite. Hoffman along with other veterans such as Jason Kendall and Mike Cameron have helped the Brewers maintain a positive attitude despite missing the playoffs this season after making the playoffs last year for the first time in 25 years.

Who knows whether this will be Fielder's last season with the Brewers but as he showed this season he is a forced to be reckoned with at the plate.

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