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Milwaukee Brewers Notes, Quotes 2009-04-11

Milwaukee Brewers Notes, Quotes 2009-04-11
--Joe Attanasio, the father of Brewers owner Mark Attanasio, remained perfect when singing the National Anthem before games at Miller Park. The Brewers are 5-0 when Attanasio sings before the home opener and Milwaukee also won when he sang before the first NLDS game at Miller Park against Philadelphia last October.

--CF Mike Cameron was distraught over hitting a line drive that struck Giants RHP Joe Martinez on the forehead in the ninth inning Thursday night. Martinez eventually walked off but had a huge welt on his forehead, and Cameron was visibly upset.

--1B Prince Fielder recorded the 500th hit of his career Tuesday with a seventh-inning double off San Francisco LHP Jeremy Affeldt. Fielder was the third-youngest player (24 years, 333 days) in franchise history to reach 500 hits, behind Robin Yount (21 years, 297 days) and Sixto Lezcano (24 years, 305 days).

--OF Chris Duffy was the lone non-roster player to make the Brewers' 25-man roster for opening day. Duffy beat out OF Tony Gwynn Jr., who cleared waivers and was sent outright to Class AAA Nashville.

BY THE NUMBERS: 22 -- Victories in spring training for the Brewers, most in franchise history. They were 21-18-1 in 1995, when the players' strike extended spring training.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "I know I've got to do something on the offensive side. I've got to shed my tag as a defensive player (only)." -- Outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr., after being sent outright to Class AAA Nashville.

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Added: April 11, 2009

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