Brewers' Villar hits unique milestone

BY foxsports • August 29, 2016

Milwaukee Brewers infielder Jonathan Villar stole his 50th base of the season in a win over the Colorado Rockies last week, giving him 50 on the season.

He's now just four short of Pat Listach for third on the franchise's all-time list, but trails Tommy Harper, who set the franchise record in 1969, by 23 steals.

However, his versatility is a rarity amongst shortstops.

Villar has been playing third base recently as the Brewers take an extended look at top prospect Orlando Arcia, but has played 105 games at shortstop this season.

With 50 steals, 31 doubles and 11 home runs this season, Villar is just the fourth shortstop since 1900 to rack up at least 50 steals, 30 doubles and 10 home runs in a single season, joining Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes and Hall of Famer Honus Wagner.

Most stolen bases in a single season

Player Steals Year
Tommy Harper 73 1969
Scott Podsednik 70 2004
Pat Listach 54 1992
Jonathan Villar 50 2016
Paul Molitor 45 1987

Meanwhile, with three games to go in August, Ryan Braun is just one home run away from a tying a career-high for most home runs in a single month.

Braun has 10 home runs in August so far, and needs to just two more to set a new career high.

Most home runs in a single month

HR Month
11 May, 2008
11 July, 2007
10 Aug., 2016
9 April, 2011
9 July, 2008
9 Sept., 2007

Statistics courtesy of STATS, LLC



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