On August 2nd, Robin Yount was honored at Miller Park for his memorable 20 seasons in a Brewers uniform. This year marked the 20th anniversary after Yount’s retirement. He was greeted by Hank Aaron and Rollie Fingers before the Milwaukee Brewers game against the Washington Nationals.
“The Kid” had so many great accomplishments including winning the AL MVP twice at two different positions, a 1982 World Series appearance, three time All-Star game appearances, Gold Glove Award winner, three time Silver Slugger Award winner, jersey number 19 retired and many more. Robin stated, “By far, the ’82 World Series was my most memorable accomplishment. You grow-up dreaming about playing in the World Series one day, it was even better than my dream. It is a goal of any athlete to reach the pinnacle of their sport and for baseball it is reaching the World Series. In my 20 year career I got there one time, so it was an easy one to remember.”
You do not find athletes like Robin Yount anymore. When players retire, they rarely give back like Robin has, presenting opportunities for people aspiring to work in the sports world. Robin Yount is a minority owner of the Lakeshore Chinooks. This organization does not only provide opportunities for players looking to reach the Majors, but also students looking for opportunities in the sports industry. “It’s an opportunity for me to help young people get involved in the sport. I look at it as helping to promote the game of baseball with our youth. Not only on the field, but behind the scenes such as ticket sales, selling merchandise, running the concessions, developing baseball players and all the other areas. It gives students a chance to see what it takes to run a baseball organization and one day could open an opportunity to do jobs at a professional level. When that day happens, they can say it all started with the Lakeshore Chinooks.”
Robin Yount is arguably the best player to put on a Brewers uniform, but he is also a class act when he comes to Kapco Park. After posing for photos and signing autographs, he continues to interact with as many fans as possible. “I live my life looking forward, not backward. Saying I don’t miss playing for the Brewers would be a lie, but I have plenty of things to look forward to ahead of me.”