Yount endeared himself to Brewers fans and teammates because of his all-out hustle, humble nature, and team-first attitude. “Part of the reason I played as hard as I did,” he said years after retiring, “was because I didn’t want to embarrass myself. If you’re fearless, sometimes you get careless, and that’s when mistakes happened.”1 Yount never changed that style, even when he was nearing the end of his career. “He runs out every groundball to the pitcher as hard as he can,” said teammate B.J. Surhoff about the 34-year-old in 1990. “He is the best baserunner in baseball, he plays hitters perfectly, he’s an incredible clutch hitter, he gives himself for the team at all personal costs. When you play with him, you realize that he plays the game on the edge.