About Milwaukee Brewers
The franchise came to life in 1969 as the Seattle Pilots, one of four expansion teams. Unfortunately the team struggled both financially and on the field, hence after only one year the owner bankrupted his investment.
Luckily someone else decided to pick the franchise up and after few scraffles regarding the move to Milwaukee the approval was given and the Milwaukee Brewers were born in 1970.
The franchise was initially part of American League West, just to be realigned to East Division in 1972 until 1993 where it was further moved to Central division for three years until the Brewers joined the National League Central in 1998 and where they have been ever since. When it happened Milwaukee was the first team in MLB to encounter such a crossover.
The Brewers won one AL Pennant that led them to the World Series in 1982 which they had lost to the Cardinals in seven games. The team can add three divisional titles to their name, two coming from the East Division of AL and one from their current, Central Division.
Their team colours are navy blue, metallic gold and white and they have been represented by an official mascot since 1973 when Bernie Brewer came to life. He was joined by Bonnie Brewer. The mascot was retired in 1984 but due to popular demand Bernie was back in 1993 when the fans voted his return.
The eighties were the franchise’s most decorated years as their players were voted MVP if the league three times between 1981 and 1989 with Robin Young achieving this honour twice. Their last, fourth MVP was Ryan Braun who won that award in 2011.
The Brewers also had two CY Young winners for the best pitcher in 1981 and 1982 by Rollie Fingers and Pete Vuckovich. The most successful statistic within the team is Home Run Champions, as the team saw five players winning this award with Gorman Thomas winning it twice.
There’s still plenty ahead of the Brewers both individually and as a team, for example the Brewers are yet to enjoy 100 win season, but already have on their account one 100 loss season that occurred in 2002 when they finished with 56-106 record.
The team and their fans will be holding their fingers crossed tightly in a hope of a much better 2016 season as their last season’s record 68-94 was well short of any ambitious goal.