A four-time all star, Money spent 16 years playing in the majors, hitting .261 with 176 home runs in 1,720 games. He broke in with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1968 and was the team’s starting third baseman until 1973 when he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers to make room for Mike Schmidt. Money came into his own at the plate for the Brewers. He hit .284 in 1973, then hit .283 with 15 home runs and 85 runs scored in 1974 as he made his first All-Star Game appearance. Money’s best year at the plate came in 1977 when he hit .279 with 25 home runs, 83 RBIs and 86 runs scored. He was an all star that season as well as 1976 and 1978. Money remained with the Brewers through 1983 which would be his last year in the majors.
One of the best fielders of his era, Money set a record for errorless games at third base in 1974 when he went 86 games without making a gaffe. It is a record that still stands.
Money played in the 1982 World Series for Milwaukee against the St. Louis Cardinals. In five games he hit .231. The Cardinals won the series in seven.
Following his playing career, Money served as a minor-league coach and manager. He eventually became a special assistant for the Brewers.
Don Money – career stats