Classic Matchups – Milwaukee vs. New York on April 8, 1979
The Milwaukee Brewers played in the American League East division from 1972-93. In 2017, the Brewers will play many of their old foes from the East in Interleague matchups. Baltimore, Boston, Toronto, and the New York Yankees are all on the schedule this season. To celebrate the glory days of the old AL East, I’ve created a “classic opponents” series of blog posts.
New York was an incredibly tough opponent of those classic Brewers teams. When the two teams met, literally anything could happen from pitcher’s duels to slugfests. With so many classic games to choose from, I selected a great pitching matchup from early 1979 to profile for this blog post.
It was Tommy John’s first game in pinstripes.