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Encyclopedia > Milwaukee Brewers
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2008 Milwaukee Brewers season
Milwaukee Brewers
Established 1969
Based in Milwaukee since 1970

Team Logo

Cap Insignia
Major league affiliations
Current uniform
Retired Numbers 4, 19, 34, 42, 44
Name
  • Milwaukee Brewers (1970–present)
Other nicknames
  • True Blue Brew Crew, The Brew Crew, The Crew, Beermakers
Ballpark
Major league titles
World Series titles (0) None
NL Pennants (0) None
AL Pennants (1) 1982
NL Central Division titles (0) None
AL East Division titles [1] 1982
Wild card berths (0) None
Owner(s): Mark Attanasio
Manager: Ned Yost
General Manager: Doug Melvin
For current sports news on this topic, see
2007 Milwaukee Brewers season


The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They are in the Central Division of the National League. The team began in Seattle, Washington for one season before changing names and moving to Milwaukee. The Brewers were part of the American League from their creation as an expansion club in 1969 through the 1997 season, after which they switched to the National League. Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... Location Miller Park (Since 2001) Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Since 1970) 2008 Information Owner(s) Mark Attanasio Manager(s) Ned Yost Local television WMLW FSN Wisconsin Local radio 620 WTMJ Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The 2007 Milwaukee Brewers season marked a club sharply on the rise as the Brewers finished in... Milwakee Brewers may refer to: The Milwaukee Brewers, an American Major League Baseball team from Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the USA. Milwaukee Brewers (1901), the original Major League Baseball team that played as the Brewers, now the Baltimore Orioles. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... The National League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Reverse side of a Paul Molitor baseball card Paul Leo Molitor (born August 22, 1956 in St. ... Robin Rachel Yount (born September 16, 1955 in Danville, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers (1974-1994). ... Roland Fingers giving his trademark handlebar moustache a twirl. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... Miller Park is a baseball stadium located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... Milwaukee County Stadium (locally known as just County Stadium) was a ballpark in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1953 to 2000. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 throughout the world. ... Sicks Stadium, also known as Sicks Seattle Stadium, was a baseball stadium located in Seattle, Washingtons Rainier Valley at the corner of S. McClellan Street and Rainier Avenue S. The site was previously the location of Dugdale Park, a 1913 ballpark that was the home of the... The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... Mark L. Attanasio is a Los Angeles investment banker who, in September of 2004, reached a deal to purchase the Milwaukee Brewers from Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Bud Selig for US$180 million. ... Edgar Frederick (Ned) Yost (born August 19, 1955 in Eureka, California) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball and the current manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. ... Doug Melvin is the General Manager of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball club. ... Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... Location Miller Park (Since 2001) Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Since 1970) 2007 Information Owner(s) Mark Attanasio Manager(s) Ned Yost Local television WMLW FSN Wisconsin Local radio 620 WTMJ Stats ESPN.com BB-reference The 2007 Milwaukee Brewers season marked the 25th anniversary of the Milwaukee Brewers winning the American League... Major Leagues redirects here. ... For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...

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Franchise history

The Milwaukee Brewers play in Major League Baseball and started in 1902. ...

1966-69: No longer "Home of the Braves"

In an effort to prevent the relocation of the Milwaukee Braves to a larger television market, Braves minority owner Bud Selig, a Milwaukee-area car dealer, formed an organization named "Teams Inc." devoted to local control of the club. He successfully prevented the majority owners of the Braves from moving the club in 1964 but was unable to do more than delay the inevitable. The Braves relocated to Atlanta after the 1965 season, and Teams Inc. turned its focus to returning Major League Baseball to Milwaukee. Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Allan Huber Bud Selig, Jr. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ...

Program for a 1969 Chicago White Sox game played in Milwaukee.
Program for a 1969 Chicago White Sox game played in Milwaukee.

Selig doggedly pursued this goal, attending owners meetings in the hopes of securing an expansion franchise. Selig changed the name of his group to "Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club Inc." The "Brewers" name, honoring Milwaukee's beer-brewing tradition, also was traditional for Milwaukee baseball teams going back into the 19th century. The city had hosted a major league team by that name in 1901, a charter member of the American League, which relocated at the end of that season to become the St. Louis Browns (now the Baltimore Orioles). From 1902 through 1952, a minor league Milwaukee Brewers club in the American Association had been so successful that it lured the Braves from Boston. Selig himself had grown up watching that minor league team at Borchert Field and intended his new franchise to follow in that tradition. Image File history File links 1969_Milwaukee_Sox. ... Image File history File links 1969_Milwaukee_Sox. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... A 16th century brewer A 21st century brewer This article concerns the production of alcoholic beverages. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... The Milwaukee Brewers were a Minor League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The American Association was a minor baseball league in the United States from 1902 to 1962 and 1969 to 1997. ... Boston redirects here. ... Borchert Field was the home of the minor league version of the Milwaukee Brewers of the American Association and other leagues off-and-on from 1887 through 1952. ...


To demonstrate there still was support for big-league ball in Milwaukee, Selig's group contracted with the Chicago White Sox to host nine White Sox home games at Milwaukee County Stadium in 1968. A 1967 exhibition game between the White Sox and Minnesota Twins had attracted more than 51,000 spectators, and Selig was convinced the strong Milwaukee fan base would demonstrate the city would provide a good home for a new club. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... Milwaukee County Stadium (locally known as just County Stadium) was a ballpark in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1953 to 2000. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960...


The experiment was staggeringly successful—those nine games drew 264,297 fans. In Chicago that season, the Sox drew 539,478 fans to their remaining 58 home games. In just a handful of games, the Milwaukee crowds accounted for nearly one-third of the total attendance at White Sox games. In light of this success, Selig agreed County Stadium would host Sox home games again the next season.


Selig went into the 1968 owners meetings with high hopes, believing this fan support lent legitimacy to his quest for a Milwaukee franchise, but these hopes were dashed when National League franchises were awarded to San Diego (the Padres) and Montreal (the Expos), and American League franchises were awarded to Kansas City (the Royals) and Seattle (the Pilots). That last franchise, however, would figure very prominently in Selig's future. For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - Total 365. ... The Montreal Expos (French: Les Expos de Montréal) were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 until 2004. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ...


Having failed to gain a major league franchise for Milwaukee through expansion, Selig turned his efforts to purchasing and relocating an existing club. His search began close to home, with the White Sox themselves. The 1969 White Sox schedule in Milwaukee was expanded to include 11 home games (one against every other franchise in the American League at the time). Although those games were attended by slightly fewer fans (198,211 fans, for an average of 18,019) than in 1968, they represented a greater percentage of the total White Sox attendance than the previous year—over one-third of the fans who went to Sox home games in 1969 did so at County Stadium (in the remaining 59 home dates in Chicago, the Sox drew 391,335 for an average of 6,632 per game). According to Selig, he had a handshake agreement with Allyn to purchase the Pale Hose and move them north. The American League, unwilling to surrender Chicago to the National League, vetoed the sale, and Allyn sold the franchise to his brother John.


Frustrated in these efforts, Selig shifted his focus to another American League team, the expansion Seattle Pilots.


1969-70: Roots in Seattle

Pilots' logo.
Pilots' logo.

Seattle initially had much going for it when it joined the American League in 1969. Seattle had long been a hotbed for minor league baseball and was home to the Seattle Rainiers, one of the pillars of the Pacific Coast League (PCL). The Cleveland Indians had almost moved to Seattle in 1965. Many of the same things that attracted the Indians made Seattle a plum choice for an expansion team. Seattle was the third-biggest metropolitan area on the West Coast (behind Los Angeles and the Bay Area). The addition of a third team on the West Coast also would improve the addition of Kansas City. Also, there was no real competition from other pro teams. While Seattle had just landed the National Basketball Association's SuperSonics, the NBA was not in the same class as baseball was in terms of popularity at the time. Image File history File links Pilots_logo_1969. ... Image File history File links Pilots_logo_1969. ... The Seattle Rainiers, originally named the Seattle Indians, were a minor league baseball team which played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 through 1906, and from 1919 though 1968. ... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Bay Area redirects here. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ...


The front man for the franchise was Dewey Soriano, a former Rainiers pitcher and general manager and former president of the PCL. In an ominous sign of things to come, Soriano had to ask William Daley, who had owned the Indians at the time they flirted with Seattle, to furnish much of the expansion fee. In return, Daley bought 47 percent of the stock—the largest stake in the club. He became chairman of the board while Soriano served as president. This article is about the player in baseball. ...


However, a couple of factors were beyond the Pilots' control. They were originally not set to start play until 1971. But the date was moved up to 1969 under pressure from Sen. Stuart Symington of Missouri. Professional baseball had been played in Kansas City in one form or another from the 1880s until the A's left for Oakland after the 1967 season, and the prospect of having Kansas City wait three years for its return was not acceptable to Symington. Also, the Pilots had to pay the PCL $1 million to compensate for the loss of one of its most successful franchises. After King County voters approved a bond for a domed stadium (what would become the Kingdome) in 1968, the Seattle Pilots were officially born. California Angels executive Marvin Milkes was hired as general manager, and Joe Schultz, coach of the National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals, became manager. Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... William Stuart Symington William Stuart Symington (June 26, 1901–December 14, 1988) was a businessman and political figure from Missouri. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Oakland redirects here. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... King County redirects here; you may be looking for King County, Texas. ... The Kingdome, officially known as the King County Domed Stadium, and often referred to as simply The Dome, was owned and operated by King County, Washington. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... Marvin Milkes (August 10, 1923—January 31, 1982) was an American front office executive in three professional sports: Major League Baseball, soccer, and hockey. ... For the baseball outfielder, see Joe Schultz (baseball outfielder). ... In baseball, a number of coaches assist in the smooth functioning of a team. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... New York Yankees manager Joe Torre returning to the dugout (September 2005) In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager (or more formally, the field manager); this individual controls matters of team batting order to more closely communicate with baserunners, but most managers delegate this responsibility...


To the surprise of no one outside Seattle (Schultz and Milkes actually thought they could finish third in the newly formed AL West), the Pilots were terrible. They won their very first game, and then their home opener three days later, but only won five more times in the first month and never recovered. They finished last in the West with a record of 64–98, 33 games out of first.


However, the team's poor play was the least of its troubles. The most obvious problem was Sick's Stadium. The longtime home of the Pacific Coast League Seattle Rainiers, it had been considered one of the best ballparks in minor league baseball. By the 1960s, however, it was considered far behind the times. While a condition of MLB awarding the Pilots to Seattle was that Sick's had to be expanded to 30,000 seats by the start of the 1969 season, only 17,000 seats were ready due to numerous delays. The scoreboard was not even ready until the eve of opening day. While it was expanded to 25,000 by June, the added seats had obstructed views. Water pressure was almost nonexistent after the seventh inning, especially with crowds above 10,000. Attendance was so poor (678,000) that the Pilots were almost out of money by the end of the season. The team's new stadium was slated to be built at the Seattle Center, but a petition by stadium opponents ground the project to a halt. Sicks Stadium, also known as Sicks Seattle Stadium, was a baseball stadium located in Seattle, Washingtons Rainier Valley at the corner of S. McClellan Street and Rainier Avenue S. The site was previously the location of Dugdale Park, a 1913 ballpark that was the home of the... Seattle Center is a fairground, park and arts and entertainment center in Seattle, Washington. ...


During the offseason, Soriano crossed paths with Selig. They met in secret for over a month after the end of the season, and during Game 1 of the World Series, Soriano agreed to sell the Pilots to Selig for $10 million to $13 million (depending on the source). Selig would then move the team to Milwaukee and rename it the Brewers. However, the owners turned it down in the face of pressure from Washington's two senators, Warren Magnuson and Henry (Scoop) Jackson, as well as state attorney general Slade Gorton. MLB asked Soriano and Daley to find a local buyer. Local theater chain owner Fred Danz came forward in October 1969 with a $10 million deal, but it fizzled when the Bank of California called in a $4 million loan it had made to Soriano and Daley for startup costs. In January 1970, Westin Hotels owner Eddie Carlson put together a nonprofit group to buy the team. However, the owners rejected the idea almost out of hand since it would have devalued the other clubs' worth. A more traditional deal came one vote short of approval. The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history, as that particular Orioles squad was (and still is by some baseball pundits) considered to be one of... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Warren Grant Magnuson (April 12, 1905–May 20, 1989) was a Democratic Senator from Washington from 1944-1981. ... Henry Martin Scoop Jackson (May 31, 1912 – September 1, 1983) was a U.S. Congressman and Senator for Washington State from 1941 until his death. ... Slade Gorton Thomas Slade Gorton III (born January 8, 1928) is an American politician. ... The Bank of California was founded in San Francisco, California on July 5, 1864 by William Chapman Ralston. ... Westin Hotels chain is owned by Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide. ...

Pilots uniforms.

After a winter and spring full of court action, the Pilots reported for spring training under new manager Dave Bristol unsure of where they would play. The owners had given tentative approval to the Milwaukee group, but the state of Washington got an injunction on March 17 to stop the deal. Soriano immediately filed for bankruptcy—a move intended to forestall any post-sale legal action. At the bankruptcy hearing a week later, Milkes testified there was not enough money to pay the coaches, players and office staff. Had Milkes been more than 10 days late in paying the players, they would have all become free agents and left Seattle without a team for the 1970 season. With this in mind, Federal Bankruptcy Referee Sidney Volinn declared the Pilots bankrupt on April 1—six days before Opening Day—clearing the way for them to move to Milwaukee. The team's equipment had been sitting in Provo, Utah with the drivers awaiting word on whether to drive toward Seattle or Milwaukee. Image File history File links Al_1969_seattle. ... Image File history File links Al_1969_seattle. ... Dave Bristol (born June 23, 1933) was a major league baseball manager in the 1960s and 1970s. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ...


Much of the story of the Seattle Pilots' only year in existence is told in Jim Bouton's classic baseball book, Ball Four. Jim Bouton James Alan Bouton (born March 8, 1939 in Newark, New Jersey, USA) is a former Major League Baseball player, and author of the controversial baseball book Ball Four, which was a combination diary of his 1969 season and memoir of his years with the New York Yankees. ... James Alan Bouton (born March 8, 1939 in Newark, New Jersey) was a Major League Baseball player and author of the controversial baseball book Ball Four, which was a combination diary of his 1969 season and memoir of his years with the New York Yankees. ...


1970-77: Early years in Milwaukee

With the season's opening day only six days away, there was not enough time to order completely new uniforms, so the club had to remove the Pilots logo from team uniforms and replace them with Brewers logos. In fact, the outline of the old Pilots logo could still be seen on the Brewers' uniforms. Selig's original intention had been to adopt navy and red as the team colors, hearkening back to the minor league club (souvenir buttons sold at White Sox games at County Stadium featured the major league club's logo in that color combination), but with no time to order new uniforms, the Brewers adopted the blue and gold of the Pilots as their own. That color combination, in various shades, is still used by the club. The short notice also forced the Brewers to assume the Pilots' old place in the AL West. While this resulted in natural rivalries with the White Sox and Twins, it also meant the Brewers faced some of the longest road trips in baseball.


Under the circumstances, the Brewers' 1970 season was over before it started, and they finished 65–97. They would not have a winning season until 1978. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


Selig brought back former Milwaukee Braves catcher (and fan favorite) Del Crandall in 1972 to manage the club. Also that year the Brewers moved to the AL East when the Washington Senators moved to Arlington, Texas, became the Texas Rangers and switched divisions with the Brewers. Del Crandall on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1958. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas (USA) within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ...


It was during this period that the Brewers gained its reputation for fun as well as baseball. Then-team vice president Dick Hackett hired Frank Charles to play the Wurlitzer organ during the games, and Hackett introduced team mascots Bernie and Bonnie Brewer. The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, usually referred to simply as Wurlitzer, is an American company, formerly a producer of stringed instruments, woodwind, brass instruments, theatre organs, band organs, orchestrions, electric pianos and jukeboxes. ... Bernie Brewer is the official mascot for the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team. ... Anne White in her Bonnie Brewer outfit at County Stadium in 1979 Bonnie Brewer is a former official mascot for the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team, appearing at Milwaukee County Stadium from 1973 to 1979. ...


The Brewers acquired many fan favorites during this time, including Robin Yount, Jim Gantner, Stormin' Gorman Thomas, Don Money, and Cecil Cooper. These players laid the ground work for the Brewers' success in the early 1980s.


On November 2, 1974, the Brewers orchestrated a trade that brought one of the most beloved Braves back to Milwaukee, sending outfielder Dave May and a player to be named later (minor league pitcher Roger Alexander) to the Braves for Hank Aaron. Although not the player he was in his prime, Aaron brought prestige to the young club, and the opportunity to be a designated hitter allowed Aaron to extend his playing career two more seasons. is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... David LaFrance May (born December 23, 1943 in New Castle, Delaware, where he starred at William Penn High School,) is a former center and right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1967-1978. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ...


1978-83: The Glory Days

The Brewers franchise reached its pinnacle in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their first winning season took place in 1978 when the "Brew Crew" won 93 games and finished behind the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. The next season, Milwaukee finished in second place due to their home run power led by Cecil Cooper, Ben Oglivie (who led the league in homers in 1980 along with Reggie Jackson), and Gorman Thomas (whose 45 home runs in 1979 was the Brewers' single season home run record, until Richie Sexson tied the mark in both 2001 and 2003; Prince Fielder surpassed the mark in 2007). After finishing third in 1980, the Brewers won the second half of the 1981 season (divided due to a players' strike) and played the Yankees in a playoff mini-series they ultimately lost. It was the first playoff appearance for the franchise. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Cecil Celester Cooper was born on December 20, 1949 in Brenham, Texas. ... Benjamin Ambrosio Oglivie Palmer (born February 11, 1949 in Colon, Panama) is a former Major League Baseball left fielder for the Boston Red Sox (1971-1973), Detroit Tigers (1974-1977), and the Milwaukee Brewers (1978-1986). ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... James Gorman Thomas III (born December 12, 1950 in Charleston, South Carolina) is a former Major League Baseball center fielder and right-handed slugger who played in the American League with the Milwaukee Brewers (1973-76, 1978-83, 1986), Cleveland Indians (1983) and Seattle Mariners (1984-86). ... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion, or a similar accolade. ...


In 1982, the Brewers won the American League pennant. The team's prolific offensive production that season (they lead the league in runs and home runs) earned them the nickname Harvey's Wallbangers (a play on the drink Harvey Wallbanger and the team's manager Harvey Kuenn). In the 1982 American League Championship Series the Brewers defeated the California Angels three games to two and had become the first team to win a playoff series after trailing two games to zero. The Brewers then played the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. The Brewers started out strong, taking the first game of the series 10–0. Mike Caldwell was the winning pitcher. Unfortunately, Hall-of-Famer Rollie Fingers had been injured prior to the postseason, and relief pitching became a problem for the Brewers. St. Louis eventually triumphed in the series, winning four games to three. The following are the baseball events of the year 1982 throughout the world. ... A pennant is usually a narrow tapering flag most commonly flown by ships at sea. ... The Harvey Wallbanger is an alcoholic beverage or cocktail made with vodka, Galliano, and orange juice. ... ALCS redirects here. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Roland Fingers giving his trademark handlebar moustache a twirl. ...


During the 1980s the Brewers produced three league MVPs (Rollie Fingers in 1981 and Robin Yount in 1982 and 1989) and two Cy Young Award winners (Rollie Fingers in 1981 and Pete Vuckovich in 1982). Yount is one of only four players in the history of the game to win the MVP award at two positions (shortstop, then center field). In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Robin Rachel Yount (born September 16, 1955 in Danville, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers (1974-1994). ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ... Peter Dennis Vuckovich (vooch-koh-vich) (born October 27, 1952 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who came across as an intimidating presence on the mound with his 64 220 lb (100 kg) frame and Fu Manchu moustache. ...


1984-93: Rollercoaster

Following their two playoff years, the club quickly retreated to the bottom of the standings, never finishing higher than fifth (out of seven) in their division from 1983 to 1986. Hope was restored in 1987 when, guided by rookie manager Tom Trebelhorn, the team began the year with a 13-game winning streak. Unfortunately, they followed that hot start with a 12-game skid in May. But "Team Streak" eventually posted a strong third-place finish. Highlights of the year included Paul Molitor's 39-game hitting streak and the only no-hitter in team history, pitched by Juan Nieves on April 15. The following are the baseball events of the year 1983 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Tom Trebelhorn (born January 27, 1948 in Portland, Oregon) is a former manager in Major League Baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers (1986-1991) and Chicago Cubs (1994). ... Reverse side of a Paul Molitor baseball card Paul Leo Molitor (born August 22, 1956 in St. ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... Categories: Wikipedia cleanup | People stubs | Sports stubs | Baseball ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On that day, Nieves became the first (and so far, only) Brewer and first Puerto Rican-born Major Leaguer to pitch a no-hitter, defeating the Baltimore Orioles 7–0 at Memorial Stadium. The final out came on a climactic diving catch in right-center field by Robin Yount of a line drive hit by Eddie Murray. The game also was the first time the Orioles were no-hit at Memorial Stadium. For the board game, see Puerto Rico (board game). ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... Memorial Stadium was a sports stadium in Baltimore, Maryland that formerly stood on 33rd Street. ... Eddie Clarence Murray (born February 24, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who was known as one of the most reliable and productive hitters of his era, earning the nickname Steady Eddie. Murray is regarded as one of the best switch hitters ever...


In 1988 the team had another strong season, finishing only two games out of first (albeit with a lesser record than the previous year) in a close playoff race with four other clubs. Following this year, the team slipped, posting mediocre records from 1989 through 1991, after which Trebelhorn was fired. In 1992, reminiscent of the resurgence which greeted Trebelhorn's arrival in 1987, the Brewers rallied behind the leadership of rookie manager Phil Garner and posted their best record since their World Series year in 1982, finishing the season 92–70 and in second place, four games behind that year's eventual World Champion Toronto Blue Jays. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... Philip Mason Garner (born April 30, 1949, in Jefferson City, Tennessee) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Francisco Giants from 1973 to 1988. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ...


Hope of additional pennant races was quickly dashed, however, as the club plummeted to the bottom of the standings the following year, finishing an abysmal 26 games out of first. Since 1992, highlights were few and far between as the franchise failed to produce a winning season, having not fielded a competitive team due to a combination of bad management and financial constraints that limit the team relative to the resources available to other, larger-market clubs. With new management, structural changes in the economics of baseball, and the advent of revenue sharing, the Brewers were able to become competitive once again.


1994-98: Realignment/"We're taking this thing National"

In 1994, Major League Baseball adopted a new expanded playoff system. This change would necessitate a restructuring of each league from two divisions into three. The Brewers were transferred from the old AL East division to the newly created AL Central. The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...


Before the 1998 regular season began, two new teams—the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays—were added by Major League Baseball. This resulted in the American League and National League having fifteen teams. However, in order for MLB officials to continue primarily intraleague play, both leagues would need to carry a number of teams that was divisible by two, so the decision was made to move one club from the AL Central to the NL Central. This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Rays, The Rays Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles...


This realignment was widely considered to have great financial benefit to the club moving. However, to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, Commissioner (then club owner) Bud Selig decided another team should have the first chance to switch leagues. The choice was offered to the Kansas City Royals, who ultimately decided to stay in the American League.[2] The choice then fell to the Brewers, who, on November 6, 1997 elected to move to the National League. Had the Brewers elected not to move to the National League, the Minnesota Twins would have been offered the opportunity to switch leagues.[3] is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


Some baseball fans believe that the Brewers were moved, rather than other teams, due to the large amount of Wisconsin residents who are actually Cubs and Braves fans. Moving Milwaukee into the NL guaranteed that these fans would come to see more games.


Also, Milwaukee was not totally unfamiliar with the National League, having been the home of the NL Braves for 13 seasons (1953-65). Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ...


1999-2003: Building Miller Park

Miller Park, the current home of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Miller Park, the current home of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Miller Park was opened in 2001, built to replace Milwaukee County Stadium. The stadium was built with $310 million of public funds, drawing some controversy, and is one of the few professional sporting stadiums with a retractable roof. Miller Park is the only sporting facility to have a fan-shaped retractable roof. Miller Park has a seating capacity of 42,200. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 511 KB)Taken by myself, Jeramey Jannene, during a Milwaukee Brewers game on the 5th of September last year. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 511 KB)Taken by myself, Jeramey Jannene, during a Milwaukee Brewers game on the 5th of September last year. ... Miller Park is a baseball stadium located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Miller Park is a baseball stadium located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


The park was to have opened a year earlier, but an accident during its construction, which resulted in the deaths of three workers, forced a year's delay and $50 million to $75 million in damage. On July 14, 1999, the three men lost their lives when the Lampson "Big Blue" crane, one of the largest in the world, collapsed while trying to lift a 400 ton right field roof panel. A statue commemorating the men now stands between the home plate entrance to Miller Park and Helfaer Field. is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Helfaer Field, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a Little League baseball field that is located directly next to Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers. ...


The Brewers made renovations to Miller Park before the 2006 campaign, adding both LED scoreboards in left field and on the second-tier of the stadium, as well as a picnic area in right field, shortening the distance of the right-field fence. The picnic area was an immediate hit and sold out for the season before the year began. External links LEd Category: TeX ...


2004-Present: Attanasio era

On January 16, 2004, Selig announced that his ownership group was putting the team up for sale, to the great relief of many fans who were unhappy with the team's lackluster performance and poor management by his daughter, Wendy Selig-Prieb, over the previous decade. In September 2004, the Brewers announced they had reached a verbal agreement with Los Angeles investment banker Mark Attanasio to purchase the team for $180 million. The sale to Attanasio was completed on January 13, 2005, at Major League Baseball's quarterly owners meeting. Since taking over the franchise, Attanasio has worked hard to build bridges with Milwaukee baseball fans, including giving away every seat to the final home game of 2005 free of charge and bringing back the classic "ball and glove" logo of the club's glory days on "Retro Sunday" home games, during which they also wear versions of the team's old pinstriped uniforms. is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Wendy Selig-Prieb is the former CEO of the Milwaukee Brewers team in Major League Baseball, having served in that position from 1998 to 2004, during which time she was Major League Baseballs only female CEO. Her father Bud Selig is the commissioner of baseball and, until 1998, owner... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Mark L. Attanasio is a Los Angeles investment banker who, in September of 2004, reached a deal to purchase the Milwaukee Brewers from Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Bud Selig for US$180 million. ... USD redirects here. ... is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ...

Prince Fielder and Rickie Weeks at Spring Training, 2005.
Prince Fielder and Rickie Weeks at Spring Training, 2005.

In 2005, under Attanasio's ownership, the team finished 81–81 to secure its first non-losing record since 1992. With a solid base of young talent assembled over the past five years, including Prince Fielder, Rickie Weeks, J. J. Hardy, Ryan Braun and Corey Hart, the Brewers show renewed competitiveness. Further encouraging this sentiment, the Brewers have hired former stars Yount (bench coach; resigned in November of 2006) and Dale Sveum (third base coach), both very popular players for the Brewers in the '80s. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 499 KB) Prince Fielder and Rickie Weeks at Spring Training, Maryville, AZ -- March 2005 File links The following pages link to this file: Milwaukee Brewers Prince Fielder Rickie Weeks User:Friejose/Photo gallery ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 499 KB) Prince Fielder and Rickie Weeks at Spring Training, Maryville, AZ -- March 2005 File links The following pages link to this file: Milwaukee Brewers Prince Fielder Rickie Weeks User:Friejose/Photo gallery ... Prince Semien Fielder (born May 9, 1984 in Ontario, California) is an American Major League Baseball player who currently plays first base for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... Rickie Darnell Weeks (born September 13, 1982 in Daytona Beach, Florida) is a Major League Baseball second baseman for Milwaukee Brewers. ... James Jerry J.J. Hardy (born August 19, 1982 in Tucson, AZ) is a starting shortstop in Major League Baseball, who plays for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... This article is about the Brewers third baseman. ... Jon Corey Hart (b. ... Dale Curtis Sveum (pronounced swaim, born November 23, 1963 in Richmond, California) is a retired Major League Baseball player and the current bench coach of the Milwaukee Brewers. ...


In 2006 the Brewers' play disappointed fans, players, and management. They began the season 5–1 and had a 14–11 record at the end of April. On Mother's Day Bill Hall hit a walk off home run with his mother in the stands, a play that was shown on ESPN throughout the summer. However, soon starters JJ Hardy, Rickie Weeks, and Corey Koskie were lost to injuries, and the Brewers were forced to trade for veteran infielders David Bell and Tony Graffanino. They also suffered setbacks when losing starting pitchers Ben Sheets and Tomo Ohka for a substantial amount of time, forcing Triple A starters Ben Hendrickson, Dana Eveland, Carlos Villanueva, and Zach Jackson into starting roles at different points in the year. Shortly before the All Star break the Brewers climbed to one game above .500, but then lost their next three to the Chicago Cubs and would never return to .500. After the All Star break closer Derrick Turnbow blew four straight save opportunities. This led to the Brewers being far enough down in the standings that management decided to trade free agent-to-be Carlos Lee to the Texas Rangers for closer Francisco Cordero, outfielder Kevin Mench, and two minor league prospects. Cordero replaced Turnbow as the Brewers closer and had immediate success, successfully converting his first 13 save opportunities. On August 24 the Brewers completed a sweep of the Colorado Rockies to climb to less than five games out in both the NL Central Division and NL Wild Card races, but then Milwaukee went on a 10-game losing streak that ended any postseason hope. The Brewers did rebound and play well in September including a four-game sweep of San Francisco, but it was too little too late. The Brewers ended the season with a 75–87 record. This article is about several worldwide days celebrating motherhood. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base. ... David Michael Bell (born September 14, 1972 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball third baseman who is presently a free agent. ... Anthony Joseph (Tony) Graffanino (born June 6, 1972 in Amityville, New York) is an infielder in Major League Baseball currently playing for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... Ben M. Sheets (born July 18, 1978 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team. ... Tomokazu Ohka [toe-mo-KAH-zoo OH-ka] (大家友和, born March 18, 1976 in Kyoto, Japan) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher who plays for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... AAA refers to the highest level Minor league baseball affiliate of a team in Major League Baseball Teams in AAA are typically in the largest metropolitan areas without Major League Baseball franchises (Portland; Buffalo; Las Vegas; Columbus, Ohio; Fresno; Nashville; Norfolk, Virginia; Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia;Indianapolis, Indiana... Ben Hendrickson (b. ... Dana J. Eveland (bl. ... Carlos Villanueva (born November 28, 1983 in the Santiago, Dominican Republic) is a pitcher on the Milwaukee Brewers of MLB. He is amazing and showed his dominance last year. ... Zachary Thomas Jackson, (born May 13, 1983 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... 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At the end of the season, Attanasio stated that he and General Manager Doug Melvin would have to make some decisions about returning players for the 2007 season. With young players waiting in the minor leagues, during the off-season the key additions were starting pitcher and 2006 NLCS MVP Jeff Suppan, starter Claudio Vargas, reliever Greg Aquino, catcher Johnny Estrada, and returning Brewer Craig Counsell. The Brewers parted ways with 2006 starters Doug Davis and Tomo Ohka, as well as fan favorite Jeff Cirillo, who wanted more playing time with another team. Jeffrey Scot Suppan (born January 2, 1975, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... Claudio (Almonte) Vargas (born on June 19, 1978 in Valverde Mao, Dominican Republic) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Gregori Emilio Aquino Valera (born 11th January 1978 in Palenque, Dominican Republic) is a baseball player for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... Johnny Pulado Estrada III (born June 27, 1976 in Hayward, California), is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the New York Mets. ... Craig John Counsell (born August 21, 1970 in South Bend, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball infielder who plays for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... Douglas P. Doug Davis (born September 21, 1975) is a starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Jeffrey Howard Cirillo (born September 23, 1969 in Pasadena, California) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Milwaukee Brewers. ...


2007: The Return to Relevance

Before the 2007 season, the buzz surrounding the Brewers greatly increased They were dubbed a "sleeper team" and "contenders in the NL" by numerous sports analysts and magazines. ESPN's Peter Gammons and Dan Patrick both picked The Crew to beat out the defending champion Cardinals and re-vamped Chicago Cubs to win the NL Central. To celebrate the successful 1982 Milwaukee Brewers team, the franchise decided to have the 2007 season be named as the "25th Anniversary of '82", with more fan giveaways than any other Major League Baseball team except the Pittsburgh Pirates, and more discounts and deals than any other time in Brewers' history. Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... This article is about the baseball team. ...


ESPN.com's lead story on August 29 stated: ".... Then there are the Brewers. The strange, impossible-to-figure-out Brewers. They once had the best record in the majors, were 14 games over .500 twice, and led the division by as many as 8½ games on June 23. Since then, and there's no nice way of saying it; they've reeked.".[4] The Brewers cast this negativity to the side, and rebounded in September. Despite poor performances from the usually steady Chris Capuano and more nagging injuries to Ben Sheets, The Crew found themselves in a heated pennant race with Chicago's North Siders. The team's playoff drive took a hit late in the year, however, losing three of four games in a crucial series in Atlanta, dropping The Crew to a season-high 3.5 games out of first. The Brewers won the first two games of their final homestand of the season to pull within two games of the Cubs, but faced a near impossible task with the club's elimination number down to only three and the wild card leading Padres coming to town. The club played well, but the Cubs clinched on the final Friday of the season. On September 29th the Brewers beat Padres 4-3 in extra innings to secure a winning season. The game was tied in the ninth inning by a triple by Tony Gwynn, Jr. in a highlight reel play that was repeated often during the 2007 post season. That win, and the win the next day, by the Brewers kept the Padres from advancing to the playoffs. The irony, of course, being that Gwynn's father was easily the most popular Padre of all-time. Milwaukee finished at a respectable 83-79, only two games behind Chicago, the club's best finish since 1992 and their best season since joining the senior circuit. Christopher Frank Capuano (born August 19, 1978 in West Springfield, Massachusetts) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher who currently plays for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... Ben M. Sheets (born July 18, 1978 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team. ... Anthony Tony Keith Gwynn Jr. ... Anthony Keith Gwynn (born May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball, statistically one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. ...


First baseman Prince Fielder made history in 2007, becoming the first Brewer and the youngest player ever to reach the 50 home run mark in a single season. For his effort, he finished third in the 2007 National League Most Valuable Player voting, garnering 284 total points including 5 first place votes. Third baseman Ryan Braun was also rewarded for his historic season by being named 2007 NL Rookie of the Year. Prince Semien Fielder (born May 9, 1984 in Ontario, California) is an American Major League Baseball player who currently plays first base for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... This article is about the Brewers third baseman. ...


Logos and uniforms

Logos

1970–1977 1978–1993 1994–1999 2000–present 2006–present
(Retro alternate)

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Uniforms

1970-1977

1970 uniforms.

The original Brewers uniforms were "hand-me-downs" from the Seattle Pilots. There was no time before the 1970 season to order new uniforms, so the team simply removed the Seattle markings and sewed "BREWERS" on the front. The uniforms had unique striping on the sleeves left over from the Pilots days. The cap was an updated version of the Milwaukee Braves cap in blue and gold. Image File history File links Al_1970_milwaukee. ... Image File history File links Al_1970_milwaukee. ...


The Brewers finally got their own flannel design in 1972. These were essentially the same as the 1970 uniforms but with blue and gold piping on the sleeves and collar.

1975–1976 uniforms.

In 1973, the Brewers entered the doubleknit era with uniforms based upon their flannels—all white with "BREWERS" on the front, blue and gold trim on the sleeves, neck, waistband and down the side of the pants. This is the uniform that Hank Aaron would wear with the club in his final seasons, and that Robin Yount would wear in his first. Image File history File links Al_1976_milwaukee. ... Image File history File links Al_1976_milwaukee. ...


During this period, the logo of the club was the Beer Barrel Man, which had been used by the American Association Milwaukee Brewers since at least the 1940s. 1947 Milwaukee Brewers scorecard. ...


1978-1993

1982 uniforms.

The Brewers unveiled new uniforms for the 1978 season—pinstripes with solid blue collar and waistband. The road uniforms continued to be powder blue, but for the first time the city name "MILWAUKEE" graced the chest in an upward slant. In addition, this season saw the introduction of the logo that was to define the club—"M" and "B" in the shape of a baseball glove. The logo was designed by Tom Meindel, an Art History student at the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire. The home cap was solid blue, and the road cap was blue with a gold front panel. The club would wear these uniforms in their pennant-winning season of 1982. Image File history File links Al_1982_milwaukee. ... Image File history File links Al_1982_milwaukee. ...

1990 uniforms.

The road uniform underwent minor changes in 1986: the road cap was eliminated, and gray replaced powder blue as the uniform color. Image File history File links Al_1990_milwaukee. ... Image File history File links Al_1990_milwaukee. ...


Further modifications were made in 1990—button-up jerseys replaced the pullovers, and a script "Brewers" replaced the block letters.


1994-1999

1994 uniforms.

On January 15, 1994, the Brewers unveiled their first new logo and team colors since the 1978 season in a ceremony at BrewersFest (what was then the winter fan festival). Navy, green and metallic gold replaced the old royal blue and athletic gold, and Germanic lettering replaced the standard block. The caps were navy (home) and navy with green bill (road), and bore an interlocking "MB" logo. This logo was never very popular with the fans, and was frequently derided as "Motre Bame" for its resemblance to the "ND" made famous by Notre Dame in a similar color scheme. Image File history File links Al_1994_milwaukee. ... Image File history File links Al_1994_milwaukee. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ...

1997 uniforms.

The addition of green was most prominent in the road uniforms, which featured green piping, belt and stockings on a greenish-gray uniform. Image File history File links Al_1997_milwaukee. ... Image File history File links Al_1997_milwaukee. ...


In addition, the 1994 re-design included the first alternate jersey in the club's history: a solid navy jersey with the nickname across the chest above the club's primary logo.


1996 saw a minor alteration to the uniform letters and caps. Green was de-emphasized on the road uniform, replaced by blue trim, belt and stockings. On the cap, a single "M" (white on the home caps, gold on the road caps) replaced the "MB". The uniform trim was thickened and made more pronounced, and the lettering across the chest was made uniform in size.


For the 1997 and 1998 season, insignia commemorating the sesquicentennial of Wisconsin's statehood appeared on the sleeve. An anniversary is a day that commemorates an event that occurred on the same day of the year some time in the past. ...


2000-present

In anticipation of the move to Miller Park, the Brewers unveiled completely new uniforms for the 2000 season—solid white with gold and navy trim on sleeves and side of pants, and script "Brewers" across the chest. The all-navy caps bear a script "M" underscored with a sprig of barley.


The green is gone, but brick red was added as an accent color on the primary logo. This red does not appear anywhere else on the uniform.


The city name was taken off the chest of the road uniforms, replaced by the same script "Brewers" as found on the home uniforms. The city name "Milwaukee" appears on a patch on the left sleeve.


For the 2006 season, as part of a "Retro Sundays" promotion, the Brewers unveiled a new alternate uniform for Sunday home games, with the return of the "ball and glove" logo, pinstripes, block letters and classic colors (however, the current jerseys are button-front, not pullover as they were in 1982). In 2007 "Retro Sundays" became "Retro Fridays" and a sleeve patch was added to the alternate uniforms honoring the Silver Anniversary of the 1982 pennant-winning season. It has been speculated on some fansites that the Retro Sundays and Retro Fridays promotions are the Brewers management's way of "testing the market" in anticipation to a full time switch back to the classic uniforms.


One game of the 2006 season, July 29, was dubbed "Hispanic Appreciation Night". For this game the Brewers' uniforms replaced the "Brewers" script with a script bearing the word "Cerveceros" Spanish for makers of beer. Since 2006, the Brewers have also participated in games honoring the Negro Leagues, wearing throwback uniforms styled after the one-year Milwaukee Bears. Also, the Brewers, in a series against the Atlanta Braves, will wear the uniforms and caps of the Milwaukee Braves. is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ... The Milwaukee Bears were a Negro National League team that played for only one year, in 1923, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


Season-by-season record

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Radio and television

As of 2007, the Brewers' flagship radio station was WTMJ, 620AM. Bob Uecker, a winner of the Ford C. Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame, joined the Brewers in 1970, when the team moved from Seattle, and has been there ever since. Jim Powell also shares play-by-play duties; he joined the Brewers in 1996. 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the lead ship, store, or product of a group. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... (See also WTMJ Television) WTMJ is an AM radio station that reaches much of Wisconsin as well as some of nothern Illinois. ... Robert George Uecker ((IPA pronunciation: [], a homophone of the card game Euchre) (born January 26, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American former Major League Baseball player, later an award-winning sportscaster, comedian and actor. ... The Ford C. Frick Award is an award bestowed annually by the Baseball Hall of Fame in the United States to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ...


Most of the team's television broadcasts are aired on FSN Wisconsin. Brian Anderson, who has worked on The Golf Channel, took over as the Brewers' play-by-play announcer for the 2007 season. He replaced Daron Sutton, who joined the Arizona Diamondbacks in place of Thom Brennaman, now of the Cincinnati Reds. The color commentator is Bill Schroeder, a former major league catcher who played six of his eight seasons for the Brewers. FSN Wisconsin is a regional sports network serving the state of Wisconsin. ... The Golf Channel, sometimes abbreviated as TGC, is an American cable television network with coverage focused on the game of golf. ... Radio Broadcasters Lorn Brown (1980-1981) Tom Collins (1970-1972) Jimmy Dudley (1969) Merle Harmon (1970-1979) Pat Hughes (1984-1995) Dwayne Mosely (1982-1983) Jim Powell (1996-present) Bill Schonely (1969) Bob Uecker (1971-present) TV Broadcasters Gary Bender (1975) Tom Collins (1970-1974) Del Crandall (1992-1994) Eddie... Daron Sutton (born 1970) is the television play-by-play voice of Major League Baseballs Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... Thom Brennaman is an American sportscaster, and the son of sportscaster Marty Brennaman. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Bill Schroeder (born Alfred William Schroeder on September 7th, 1958 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former Major League Baseball player and a current television sports broadcaster. ...


In February 2007, the Brewers, FSN Wisconsin, and Weigel Broadcasting came to an agreement to air 15 games and one spring training game over-the-air on WMLW (Channel 41) in Milwaukee in the 2007 season, with FSN Wisconsin producing the telecasts and Weigel selling air time for each of those games [1]. Several additional games were added through the season due to rain postponements and other factors. Weigel also airs a few broadcasts per year with Spanish language play-by-play on its Telemundo affiliate, WYTU (Channel 63). Before this, the last over-the-air non-Fox broadcast of a Brewers game was on WCGV in the 2004 season. Games also aired on WVTV, WISN and WTMJ in past years; WTMJ was the original TV broadcaster in 1970. Weigel Broadcasting is an American locally-based television broadcasting company. ... WMLW-CA (Channel 41) is a LPTV independent television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ... WYTU-LP (Channel 63) is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ... MLB on FOX is the Fox Broadcasting Companys de facto brand name for their coverage of Major League Baseball. ... The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) is the operator of the largest number of local television stations in the United States, with a total of 62 stations across the country in 39 small and medium markets. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... WVTV (Channel 18) is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... WISN-TV is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... WTMJ-TV, Todays TMJ4 is a television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ...


Quick facts

Founded: 1969 (American League expansion).
Formerly known as: Seattle Pilots (Sick's Stadium) (1969). The franchise relocated to Milwaukee and changed its name prior to the 1970 season.
Home ballpark: Milwaukee County Stadium (1970–2000); Miller Park, Milwaukee (2001–present; capacity 41,900).
Uniform colors: Midnight Blue, Gold and White.
Uniform colors (Friday alternate): Royal Blue, Athletic Gold and White.
Logo design: The word "Brewers" in script superimposed over a baseball which itself is inside a circle with the word "MILWAUKEE" above and a pair of crossed barley stalks below.
Logo design (alternate): The letters "M" and "B" stylized into the shape of a baseball glove.
Official Team Mascot: Bernie Brewer.
Unofficial Team Nickname(s): The Brew Crew, True Blue Brew Crew, Beermakers.
All-Time Record (at the end of the 2006 season): 2,836 wins, 3,187 losses (.470 winning percentage).
Spring Training Facility: Maryvale Baseball Park, Phoenix, Arizona.

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Baseball Hall of Famers

Two players were enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame based primarily on service with the Brewers: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related...

Three other Hall of Famers were Brewers at some point in their careers: Reverse side of a Paul Molitor baseball card Paul Leo Molitor (born August 22, 1956 in St. ... Robin Rachel Yount (born September 16, 1955 in Danville, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers (1974-1994). ...

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Retired numbers

(1999)

Paul Molitor
3B: 1978–92

(1994)

Robin Yount
SS: 1973–93

(1992)

Rollie Fingers
P: 1981–85

(1997)

Jackie Robinson
Retired by
Major League Baseball
(1976)

Hank Aaron
OF: 1975–76

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Current roster

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Catchers

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Trivia

  • Much of the 1989 film Major League was filmed at County Stadium, including the movie's final game (which was filmed between innings of a Brewer game). County Stadium somewhat resembled the more disheveled Cleveland Municipal Stadium, right down to the red box seats in both the lower and upper levels, though Cleveland had yellow reserves, while the reserved seats at County Stadium were green. Former Brewer Pete Vuckovich appeared in the film as Clu Haywood, slugging first baseman for the Yankees, and Brewers announcer Bob Uecker played the Indians announcer Harry Doyle. Logos for local TV stations WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) and then-TV flagship WCGV (Channel 24) on the scoreboard and in the grandstands appeared in the film unaltered, and a Channel 4 reporter appeared in the film with the station being changed in the film to be local to Cleveland. Ironically, County Stadium only stood for five seasons after Municipal Stadium's demolition.
  • One of the most memorable events of the 2003 season occurred at Miller Park on July 9. During the Brewers' "Sausage Race", in which four contestants wearing sausage costumes have a foot race on the field at the bottom of the sixth inning, Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Randall Simon leaned over the dugout railing and bopped college student/sausage Mandy Block with a bat, unintentionally knocking her to the ground. Block suffered only a scraped knee. Simon was arrested, charged and fined for disorderly conduct. He also was suspended by Major League Baseball and would issue an apology to Block.
  • The Brewers are featured prominently in the 2004 film Mr. 3000. Most of the baseball game scenes were actually filmed at Miller Park, including the opening scene, set nine years before the rest of the action, in 1995, when the Brewers were still playing at County Stadium.
  • Daniel Okrent's book Nine Innings explores the game of baseball in the 1980s through an inning-by-inning examination of a 1982 game at Milwaukee County Stadium between the Brewers and the Baltimore Orioles.
  • The Seattle Pilots, who became the Milwaukee Brewers in 1970, were one of only two teams in the 20th century to play a single year in a city before relocating. The other was the 1901 Milwaukee Brewers, who would become the St. Louis Browns in 1902 (and fifty-two years later would move again and become the current incarnation of the Baltimore Orioles).
  • In the film Reservoir Dogs, Harvey Keitel's character Mr. White is revealed as being from Milwaukee. This is originally deduced from a conversation about the Brewers that White has with an undercover officer. "So if this fruit's a Brewers fan, his ass gotta be from Wisconsin."
  • During the seventh inning stretch, in addition to Take Me Out to the Ballgame, fans at Miller Park also sing the polka standard Roll Out the Barrel.
  • In the early 1980s, the Brewers used the marketing slogan "Brewer Fever: catch it!". The team's fight song, Brewer Fever was released as a single.
  • The Brewers are the only major league team to have played a season in four different divisions - AL West (1969-1971), AL East (1972-1993), AL Central (1994-1997), and NL Central (1998-present).
  • When the Brewers played the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in a 2005 series, they became the first franchise to have played every other franchise in Major League Baseball (MLB) in a regular season game. A win in that series made them the first team to have a victory over every franchise in MLB.
  • Brewers owner Mark Attanasio and pitcher Ben Sheets are part of an ownership group that bought the Milwaukee Admirals minor league hockey club in June 2005. The Brewers subsequently became the sole uniform sponsor of the Admirals, and the Admirals wear a throwback Brewers logo patch on their sweaters[2].
  • George Webb restaurants in Wisconsin had a standing offer to give away free hamburgers any time the Brewers won 12 straight games. This only happened once, in 1987. Webb's cooked up about 25,000 pounds of ground beef to meet the demand for free burgers. Some fans froze their burgers as souvenirs. Today, George Webb promises 6 burgers for 5 dollars each time the Brewers score more than 5 runs the day before.[3]

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Championships

American League Champions
Preceded by:
New York Yankees (1981)
1982 Succeeded by :
Baltimore Orioles (1983)
American League Eastern Division Champions
Preceded by:
New York Yankees (1981)
1982 Succeeded by :
Baltimore Orioles (1983)

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Minor league affiliations

Class-Level Triple-A (1985-present) Double-A (1978-1984) Minor League affiliations Pacific Coast League (1998-present) American Conference - North Division American Association (1985-1997) Southern League (1978-1984) Major League affiliations Milwaukee Brewers (2005-present) Pittsburgh Pirates (1998-2004) Chicago White Sox (1993-1997) Cincinnati Reds (1987-1992... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... The Huntsville Stars are a minor league baseball team based in Huntsville, Alabama. ... The Southern League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Southern United States. ... League Florida State League Division East Division Year founded 1994 Major League affiliation Milwaukee Brewers Home ballpark Space Coast Stadium Previous home ballparks none City Viera, Florida Current uniform colors navy blue, red, gold Previous uniform colors black, teal Logo design A gray manatee with Manatees ribbon in a circled... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ... The West Virginia Power are a minor league baseball team from Charleston, West Virginia, that plays in the Class A South Atlantic League as an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers (as of the 2006 season). ... The South Atlantic League is a minor league baseball league which operates mostly in the southeastern United States, although it now has teams in New Jersey and Ohio. ... The Helena Brewers are a minor league baseball team located in Helena, Montana. ... The Pioneer League is a minor league baseball league which currently operates in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. ... The Phoenix Brewers are a minor league baseball team from Phoenix, Arizona, USA. They are a minor league affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. ... The Arizona League is a minor league baseball league that operates in Arizona. ...

References

  1. ^ In 1981, a players' strike in the middle of the season forced the season to be split into two halves. The Brewers won the division in the second half, but lost the division playoff to the Yankees.
  2. ^ Associated Press, "Brewers switch leagues, join Reds in NL Central", The Cincinnati Post, 6 November 1997.
  3. ^ Pappas, Doug, "News Briefs: Fall 1997", Outside the Lines, Fall 1997.
  4. ^ Wjciechowski, Gene, "Cubs sitting in the driver's seat ESPN.com.

The following are the baseball events of the year 1981 throughout the world. ... The 1981 baseball strike was the fifth work stoppage since 1972. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...

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