PRODcast 169′s Old School Player of the Week: Moose HaasBryan…

PRODcast 169′s Old School Player of the Week: Moose Haas

Bryan Edmund “Moose” Haas was a 6-foot, 180 lb, mustachioed, and helmet-haired pitcher who played for the Brewers and A’s from 1976 to 1987. He was named Moose at birth by his father despite weighing a totally average 7 lbs. 

“I guess to my father it looked like I was going to be big. It didn’t work out.” 

Haas was a middling replacement-level starter throughout his career, logging 100 wins, posting a career ERA+ of 98, and peaked in 1980 when he went 16-15 with a 3.10 ERA and 252 IP. Moose’held the Brewers single-game K record (14) for 26 years, and won a World Series with the Brew Crew in 1982. Aside from that, he was just kind of a perfectly average guy in almost every way, which is exactly why we’re featuring him in this very post.

September 12, 1998

September 12, 1998

#OnThisDay in @chicagocubs history ▸ Newly acquired utility man Orlando Merced upstages Sammy Sosa’s 60th homer by blasting a ninth inning, three-run, walk-off homer to cap the Cubs comeback from a 10-2 deficit, giving the Cubs a 15-12 victory over the visiting Milwaukee @brewers, keeping the Cubs in contention for the 1998 wild card slot.