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Christian Yelich suggests Kirk Gibson moment unlikely if Brewers make World Series

Christian Yelich

Christian Yelich fractured his right kneecap in the midst of the pennant race in September, ruling him out for the rest of the season. While he is no longer using crutches, the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder suggested that even a World Series return wouldn’t be highly likely.

Yelich refused to shut the door Tuesday on potentially hitting in the World Series, but admitted that there was a long way to go before it was possible and that as of today, he couldn’t even limp around the bases like Kirk Gibson dramatically did in the 1988 World Series.

The Brewers went on a tear without Yelich, and he even joined the team to celebrate despite his injury. However, that appears to be about all he can do. He’s certainly eager to play, and you can understand why he wouldn’t want to rule himself out, but even he didn’t sound optimistic. The Brewers would have to get there in the first place, and they need to win a Wild Card game and two postseason series before they can even consider it.

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