Milwaukee Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers are an American professional baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Brewers compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) Central division. The team is named for the city's association with the brewing industry.[3] Since 2001, the Brewers have played their home games at Miller Park, which has a seating capacity of 41,900.

The team was founded in 1969 as the Seattle Pilots, an expansion team of the American League (AL), in Seattle, Washington. The Pilots played their home games at Sick's Stadium. After only one season, the team relocated to Milwaukee, becoming known as the Brewers and playing their home games at Milwaukee County Stadium. In 1998, the Brewers joined the National League. They are the only franchise to play in four divisions since the advent of divisional play in Major League Baseball in 1969. They are also one of two current MLB franchises to switch leagues in their history, the other one being the Houston Astros.

The team's only World Series appearance came in 1982. After winning the ALCS against the California Angels, the Brewers faced off against the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, losing 4–3. In 2011, the Brewers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks to win the NLDS 3–2, but lost in the NLCS to the eventual World Series champion Cardinals 4–2.

Milwaukee Brewers
2019 Milwaukee Brewers season
Established in 1969
Based in Milwaukee since 1970
Milwaukee Brewers LogoMilwaukeeBrewers caplogo
Team logoCap insignia
Major league affiliations
Current uniform
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Retired numbers
Colors
  • Navy blue, gold, white[1][2]
                  
Name
Ballpark
Major league titles
World Series titles (0)None
NL Pennants (0)None
AL Pennants (1)1982
NL Central Division titles (2)
AL East Division titles (1)
Wild card berths (1)
Front office
Owner(s)Mark Attanasio
ManagerCraig Counsell
General ManagerDavid Stearns

History

Originating as an expansion team in 1969, in Seattle, Washington, as the Seattle Pilots, the club played for one season in the American League West Division before being acquired in bankruptcy court by Bud Selig, who then moved the team to Milwaukee. They would continue to play in the West Division for two more years. Before the beginning of the 1972 season the Brewers agreed to switch over to the American League East to make room for the Texas Rangers who had relocated from Washington. Beginning in 1994, due to divisional re-alignment, the Brewers moved to the newly created American League Central division. In all, the Brewers were part of the American League from their creation in 1969 through the 1997 season, after which they moved to the National League Central Division. Milwaukee had previously been a National League city when its team was the Milwaukee Braves (1953–1965).

In 1981, Milwaukee won the American League East Division in the second half of the strike-shortened season. In the playoffs, they lost the divisional series to the New York Yankees, three games to two.

In 1982, Milwaukee won the American League East Division and the American League Pennant, earning their only World Series appearance to date as the Brewers. In the Series, they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals four games to three.

In 1998, the Brewers changed leagues, going from the American League to the National League. They were put in the then recently created NL Central.

In 2008, for the first time in the 26 years since their World Series appearance, the Brewers advanced to postseason play by winning the National League wild card. They were eliminated in the National League Division Series by the eventual World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies.

On September 23, 2011, the Milwaukee Brewers clinched their first division title in 29 years. They won the National League Division Series in five games over the Arizona Diamondbacks, but lost the National League Championship Series[3] to the eventual World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals in six games.

In 2018, the Brewers clinched a spot in the post-season for the first time since 2011 with a 2–1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on September 26, 2018.[4][5]

On September 29, they tied with the Cubs for first place in the National League Central, with a record of 95–67; at the end of the day on September 30, the Cubs and Brewers were still tied. This tie was broken on October 1st, when the Brewers defeated the Cubs 3–1 in the NL Central tiebreaker to improve to 96–67 and win the division by one game. They went on to defeat the Colorado Rockies 3–0 to win the NLDS, but in the following NLCS, they lost out to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 7 games.

Team uniforms

Uniforms

1970–77

The first Brewers uniforms were "hand-me-downs" from the Seattle Pilots. Because the move to Milwaukee received final approval less than a week before the start of the season, there was no time to order new uniforms. Selig had originally planned to change the Brewers' colors to navy blue and red in honor of the minor league American Association's Milwaukee Brewers, but was forced to simply remove the Seattle markings from the Pilots' blue-and-gold uniforms and sew "BREWERS" on the front. However, the outline of the Pilots' logo remained visible. 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 yellow. Ultimately, it was decided to keep blue and gold as the team colors, and they have remained so ever since.

The Brewers finally got their own flannel design in 1971. This design was essentially the same as the one used in 1970, but with blue and yellow piping on the sleeves and collar. In 1972, the Brewers entered the double-knit era with uniforms based upon their flannels: all white with "BREWERS" on the front and blue and yellow trim on the sleeves, neck, waistband and down the side of the pants. This is the uniform that Hank Aaron wore with the club in his final seasons and that Robin Yount wore in his first. During this period, the logo of the club was the Beer Barrel Man, which had been used by the previous minor league Brewers since at least the 1940s. The Brewers mascot, Bernie Brewer (a man with a large yellow mustache wearing a Brewers hat) was introduced in 1973.[6]

1978–93

The Brewers unveiled new uniforms for the 1978 season. The uniforms featured pinstripes with a 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 yellow front panel. Additionally, their batting helmets had a white front panel. The club wore these uniforms in their pennant-winning season of 1982. Only minor changes were made until 1990; the color of the road uniforms changed to gray in 1986, while the blue-yellow-blue road cap and white-paneled batting helmets were abandoned at the same time.

In 1990, the Brewers made significant modifications to their uniforms, switching from pullover to button-down jerseys (the last American League team to do so). Their individual uniforms showed other changes as well; at home, the blue piping was removed and the block lettered "BREWERS" was changed to a script version similar to the script used on road uniforms, while those outfits had their piping changed from blue-yellow-blue to blue-yellow. The road jerseys were the first uniforms in franchise history to feature player names on the back; names were added to the home jerseys beginning in 1993.

1994–99

In 1994, in collaboration with the Brewers celebrating their 25th year in Milwaukee, the team did a radical makeover of their uniforms. The ball-in-glove logo was removed and replaced with a stylized interlocking "M" and "B" set on a pair of crossed bats and a diamond background. The royal blue changed to navy blue, while the yellow changed to a metallic gold. Forest green was added as a third color. The jerseys swapped pinstripes for retro-themed piping around the collar, buttons, and sleeves, following a trend that was popular in the 1990s. The uniforms' lettering had the same style of letters as the new cap logo with heavily stylized "BREWERS" lettering on the home jerseys and "MILWAUKEE" on the road grays. For the first time, an alternative jersey was introduced. It was navy blue with the home "BREWERS" lettering on the front and featured the Brewers' logo on the lower left side. The caps featured the interlocking "MB" logo (without the bats or diamond) on both the home and away versions. The home cap was completely navy blue, while the away cap featured a navy blue crown and a forest green bill.

In 1997, the uniforms were slightly modified, with the main logo being removed from the caps and replaced with an "M". All navy caps were worn with both the home and away uniforms; the home hats featured a white "M" and the road caps had a gold "M." The green socks that had previously been worn on the road were changed to navy blue. The blue alternate jersey placed the player's number on the lower left side instead of the logo.

2000–present

Before the 2000 season, to coincide with the anticipated opening of Miller Park, the Brewers changed their uniforms again. The block letters on the front were replaced with "Brewers" in a flowing script, and green was removed as the third color. The cap logo was a script "M", similar in style to the Miller logo, with a head of barley underlining it, symbolizing Milwaukee's beer-making industry. The home uniforms also featured a patch on the left sleeve consisting of the cap logo with a gold outline of the state of Wisconsin behind it, showing the Brewers statewide appeal. The road uniforms were grey and featured the same script "Brewers" on the front, with a simple patch on the left sleeve bearing a script "Milwaukee". There was also an alternate navy blue jersey that had the same features as the home jersey.

Ryan Braun Monday, July 10, 2017
Ryan Braun in the batters circle at Miller Park in Milwaukee on July 10, 2017

Although the uniforms were supposed to debut with the opening of Miller Park, the Big Blue crane collapse in July 1999, which cost the lives of three workers and caused damage to the first base side of the stadium, delayed the opening of Miller Park for one year, so the uniforms actually debuted at Milwaukee County Stadium in the ballpark's final year.

In 2006, the Brewers introduced Retro Sundays, when the Brewers would wear uniforms featuring the "ball-in-glove" logo. The uniforms are similar to the uniforms worn from 1978 to 1989, but with some modern modifications, such as the uniforms having a button-down front instead of being a pullover jersey, displaying players' last names on the backs of the jerseys, and a "ball-in-glove" logo patch on the left sleeve. In 2007, the Retro day was changed from Sunday to Friday, though they may also be worn outside of those days if a starting pitcher chooses the retro uniforms to wear during his start. In 2010, the Brewers debuted a new alternate road jersey which, like the other alternate jersey, is navy blue, but bears a script "Milwaukee" on the front. In 2013, a gold alternate jersey with "Brewers" on the front was introduced, as well.

During the off-season before the 2013 season, the Brewers allowed fans to design their own Milwaukee Brewers uniforms. Three finalists were chosen, which fans were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite through the Brewers website. The winning uniform was designed by Ben Peters of Richfield, Minnesota, and was worn by the Brewers for two spring training games.[7]

In 2016, the Brewers replaced their road navy and home gold alternates with a new navy alternate jersey. The uniform is similar to the previous road navy alternate but with yellow replacing gold as the trim color, and is paired with a navy cap featuring the "ball-and-glove" logo. Since 2017, both alternate navy uniforms are used regardless of home or road games.

Achievements

Awards

Four Brewers have won MVP awards during their career with the team. While in the American League, Rollie Fingers won the award in 1981, and Robin Yount received the honor in 1982 and 1989. Ryan Braun won the National League MVP award in 2011, and Christian Yelich received the honor in 2018.[8] Two pitchers have won the Cy Young Award in the American League. Rollie Fingers won in 1981, and Pete Vuckovich won in 1982.[8] Two players have been named Rookie of the Year. Pat Listach won the American League's award in 1992, and Ryan Braun won the National League award in 2007.[9]

Christian Yelich won the National League Batting title in 2018.[10]The batting title was the first in Milwaukee Brewers history.[11]

Hall of Famers

The following inducted members of the Baseball Hall of Fame spent some or all of their careers with the Brewers.

Milwaukee Brewers Hall of Famers
Affiliation according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Milwaukee Brewers

Hank Aaron

Rollie Fingers
Trevor Hoffman

Paul Molitor

Bud Selig
Don Sutton

Robin Yount

  • Players and managers listed in bold are depicted on their Hall of Fame plaques wearing a Brewers cap insignia.
  • No major league player, manager, or executive affiliated with the team when it was known as the Seattle Pilots has been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Ford C. Frick Award recipients

Milwaukee Brewers Ford C. Frick Award recipients
Affiliation according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Bob Uecker

  • Names in bold received the award based primarily on their work as broadcasters for the Brewers.

Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

Milwaukee Brewers in the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
No. Name Position Tenure Notes
1 Bud Selig Owner 1970–1998 Born in Milwaukee, attended University of Wisconsin-Madison
3, 20, 44 Gorman Thomas CF/DH 1973–1983, 1986
4 Paul Molitor IF/DH 1978–1992
11, 17 Jim Gantner 2B
Coach
1976–1992
1996–1997
Born in Fond du Lac, grew up in Eden, attended University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
15 Cecil Cooper 1B 1977–1987
19 Robin Yount SS/CF 1974–1993
31, 32 Harvey Kuenn Coach
Manager
1972–1975
1975, 1982–1983
Born in West Allis, raised in Milwaukee, attended University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
34 Rollie Fingers CL 1981–1982, 1984–1985
44 Hank Aaron RF/DH 1975–1976 Elected mainly on his performance with Milwaukee Braves and Atlanta Braves
50 Bob Uecker Broadcaster 1971–present Born and raised in Milwaukee

Retired numbers

In addition to the six numbers retired by the Brewers, the number 50 has been placed in the Brewers' Ring of Honor for Bob Uecker and his half-century in baseball.

Milret1
Bud
Selig

Team Owner
 
Retired
April 6, 2015
Milret4
Paul
Molitor

3B, DH
 
Retired June 11, 1999
Milret19
Robin
Yount

SS, CF
Coach
Retired
May 29, 1994
Milret34
Rollie
Fingers

P
 
Retired
August 9, 1992
Milret44
Hank
Aaron

RF, DH
 
Retired October 3, 1976
Milret42
Jackie
Robinson

2B
 
Retired
by MLB April 15, 1997

Out of circulation, but not retired

  • 17: Has not been issued since Jim Gantner's retirement in 1992. The only time it was issued after 1992 was from 1996 to 1997 when he returned as first base coach.

Franchise leaders

Single-season records

Statistic Player Record Season
Runs Paul Molitor 136 1982
Hits Cecil Cooper 219 1980
Home runs Prince Fielder 50 2007
RBI Prince Fielder 141 2009
Stolen bases Tommy Harper 73 1969
Wins Mike Caldwell 22 1978
ERA Mike Caldwell 2.36 1978
Saves John Axford 46 2011
Strikeouts (pitcher) Ben Sheets 264 2004

Career leaders

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; R = Runs; H = Hits; RBI = Runs batted in; HR = Home runs; * = current Brewers player

Home runs
Player Pos AB HR GP
Ryan Braun* OF 6034 322 1583
Robin Yount SS/OF 11008 251 2856
Prince Fielder 1B 3527 230 998
Geoff Jenkins OF 4407 212 1234
Gorman Thomas OF 3644 208 1102
Cecil Cooper 1B 6019 201 1490
Ben Oglivie OF 4136 176 1149
Greg Vaughn OF 3244 169 903
Jeromy Burnitz OF 2768 165 782
Paul Molitor 3B 7520 160 1856
RBI
Player Pos RBI
Robin Yount SS/OF 1406
Ryan Braun* OF 1053
Cecil Cooper 1B 944
Paul Molitor 3B 790
Geoff Jenkins OF 704
Ben Oglivie OF 685
Prince Fielder 1B 656
Gorman Thomas OF 605
Jim Gantner 2B 568
Greg Vaughn OF 566
Hits
Player Pos H
Robin Yount SS/OF 3142
Paul Molitor 3B 2281
Cecil Cooper 1B 1815
Ryan Braun* OF 1802
Jim Gantner 2B 1696
Geoff Jenkins OF 1221
Don Money 3B 1168
Ben Oglivie OF 1144
BJ Surhoff Util 1064
Charlie Moore C 1029
Runs
Player Pos R
Robin Yount SS/OF 1632
Paul Molitor 3B 1275
Ryan Braun* OF 996
Cecil Cooper 1B 821
Jim Gantner OF 781
Rickie Weeks 2B 684
Geoff Jenkins OF 661
Don Money 3B 596
Prince Fielder 1B 571
Ben Oglivie OF 567
Stolen bases
Player Pos SB
Paul Molitor 3B 412
Robin Yount SS/OF 271
Ryan Braun* OF 204
Carlos Gómez OF 152
Jim Gantner 2B 137
Tommy Harper OF/3B 136
Rickie Weeks 2B 126
Scott Podsednik OF 113
Pat Listach SS 112
Darryl Hamilton OF 109

All records updated on November 6th, 2018

Current roster

Milwaukee Brewers 2019 spring training roster
40-man roster Non-roster invitees Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

60-day injured list

34 active, 6 inactive, 16 non-roster invitees

Injury icon 2.svg 7- or 10-day injured list
* Not on active roster
Suspended list
Roster, coaches, and NRIs updated March 13, 2019
Transactions Depth Chart
All MLB rosters

Team managers

2015 -WinterMeetings- Craig Counsell (23271901479)
Craig Counsell, manager since 2015

Through 50 seasons of play, the Brewers franchise has employed 18 managers.[12] The records and accomplishments of the last five Brewers' managers are shown below.

#
A running total of the number of Brewers managers. Any manager who has two or more separate terms is only counted once.
WPct
Winning percentage: number of wins divided by number of games managed
PA
Playoff appearances: number of years this manager has led the franchise to the playoffs
PW
Playoff wins: number of wins this manager has accrued in the playoffs
PL
Playoff losses: number of losses this manager has accrued in the playoffs
LC
League Championships: number of League Championships, or pennants, achieved by the manager
WS
World Series: number of World Series victories achieved by the manager
Member of the Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame[13]
# Manager Seasons Wins Losses WPct PA PW PL LC WS Ref
15 Ned Yost 20032008 457 502 .477 [14]
16 Dale Sveum 2008 7 5 .583 1 1 3 0 0 [15]
17 Ken Macha 20092010 157 167 .485 [16]
18 Ron Roenicke 20112015 342 331 .508 1 5 6 0 0 [17]
19 Craig Counsell 2015–present 316 308 .506 1 6 4 0 0 [18]
Totals 3,570 3,912 .4771 5 20 22 1 0

Minor league affiliations

Level Team League Location
Triple-A San Antonio Missions Pacific Coast League San Antonio, Texas
Double-A Biloxi Shuckers Southern League Biloxi, Mississippi
Advanced A Carolina Mudcats Carolina League Zebulon, North Carolina
Class A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Midwest League Grand Chute, Wisconsin
Rookie Rocky Mountain Vibes Pioneer League Colorado Springs, Colorado
AZL Brewers Blue Arizona League Phoenix, Arizona
AZL Brewers Gold Arizona League Phoenix, Arizona
DSL Brewers Dominican Summer League Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic

Radio and television

Bob Uecker
Bob Uecker, play-by-play announcer for Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcasts since 1971
Milwaukee Brewers radio affiliates
Map of radio affiliates in 2017; note the map consists of data for stations by location of transmitter, thus WTMJ's location being in Racine County near Union Grove rather than Milwaukee.

The Brewers' flagship radio station is WTMJ (620 AM/103.3 FM). 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. Alongside Uecker are Jeff Levering and Lane Grindle. Levering joined the team's radio broadcast in 2015 as a fill-in for Uecker on select road games[19] and Grindle joined the team in 2016,[20] replacing Joe Block, who had left to join the Pittsburgh Pirates after the 2015 season.[21] Block replaced Cory Provus who had left to become the Minnesota Twins lead broadcaster on radio after the 2011 season.[22] Provus, formerly of WGN radio in Chicago, replaced Jim Powell, who left Milwaukee for the Atlanta Braves radio network. Powell in turn replaced Pat Hughes, who departed to do play-by-play for the Cubs on WGN in 1996. The Brewers radio broadcasts usually feature a 2-2-2-1-2 format where Uecker does solo play-by-play for the first, middle and last 2 innings, while Levering does innings 3-4 and 7, and both doing analysis throughout and varied presentation for extra innings games. Starting with the 2014 season Uecker cut back on the number of road games he works due to health concerns, mainly involving West Coast trips and distant road games in Colorado and Atlanta; Block handled the play-by-play, with former Brewer and Met Darryl Hamilton on color for the first series at Atlanta.[23]

Select daytime home games were formerly broadcast in Spanish over Waukesha-licensed ESPN Deportes Radio affiliate WRRD (1510), with Jaime Cano serving as play-by-play announcer. In 2017 the station was purchased by another party which instituted an English-language talk format, effectively ending that arrangement.

Most of the team's television broadcasts are aired on Fox Sports 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. The color commentator is Bill Schroeder, a former major league catcher who played six of his eight seasons for the Brewers. As of 2014 Schroeder is in his 20th season as the Brewers' color commentator. The 2010 season was the first year where all of Fox Sports Wisconsin's games were broadcast in high definition. Anderson (who also is a part of TBS playoff coverage) also provided play-by-play for the 2011 NLCS due to Ernie Johnson stepping aside for the year due to a medical situation with his son.[24] Since 2014, as Anderson's Turner Sports duties have increased along with the addition of NCAA college basketball and NBA on TNT play-by-play duties, Wisconsin Badgers football and men's college basketball radio announcer Matt Lepay has served as play-by-play man on days when Anderson has other assignments for Turner Sports.[25]

From 2007–2011, the Brewers and FSN Wisconsin subcontracted to Weigel Broadcasting a package of 15 games and one spring training game over-the-air on WMLW-CA (then-Channel 41/58.2) in Milwaukee each season with FSN Wisconsin producing the telecasts and Weigel selling air time for each of those games and additional games added depending on weather postponements and pennant race standings (WMLW-CA games would air on the outstate FSN Wisconsin network for the remainder of the state). The deal was ended before the 2012 season in order to facilitate full-season HD coverage on FSN Wisconsin and distribution complications, along with the addition of a "Plus" channel for Milwaukee Bucks play-by-play conflict situations. Weigel continues to air a few Sunday home broadcasts per year with Spanish language play-by-play on Telemundo affiliate WYTU-LD (Channels 63/58.4), which produces their own broadcasts using FSN's camera positions with Hector Molina on play-by-play and bilingual WDJT sports anchor Kevin Holden on color.[26]

Five of the six major network television stations in Milwaukee, along with WMLW-CA, have carried game broadcasts over the years, with WTMJ-TV being the original broadcaster in the 1970s. WVTV carried the team for the bulk of the 1980s and early 1990s, with WCGV-TV following from 1994 until 2004, and WISN-TV carrying select Sunday games at the beginning of the 2000s. WITI is the only station not to have carried local coverage of the team through its history (though former WITI sports anchor and current Bucks play-by-play man Jim Paschke was the team's TV announcer during its time with WVTV and portions of WCGV's coverage contract), although it has aired national games from CBS and Fox involving the Brewers through the years.

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External links

1901 Milwaukee Brewers season

The 1901 Milwaukee Brewers were an American baseball team. The Brewers finished eighth in the American League with a record of 48 wins and 89 losses, 35.5 games behind the Chicago White Stockings. After the season, the club left Milwaukee for St. Louis and became the St. Louis Browns, where they would remain until the end of 1953.

2003 Milwaukee Brewers season

The Milwaukee Brewers' 2003 season involved the Brewers' finishing 6th in the National League Central with a record of 68 wins and 94 losses.

2008 National League Division Series

The 2008 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2008 National League playoffs, began on Wednesday, October 1 and ended on Sunday, October 5, with the champions of the three NL divisions and one wild card team participating in two best-of-five series. They were:

(1) Chicago Cubs (Central Division champions, 97–64) vs. (3) Los Angeles Dodgers (Western Division champions, 84–78): Dodgers win series, 3–0.

(2) Philadelphia Phillies (Eastern Division champions, 92–70) vs. (4) Milwaukee Brewers (Wild Card qualifier, 90–72): Phillies win series, 3–1.The underdog Dodgers swept the Cubs to advance to the NLCS, while the Phillies defeated the Brewers by three games to one. The series marked the first postseason series victory for the Dodgers since winning the 1988 World Series, and the first such victory for the Phillies since the 1993 NLCS.

Bob Uecker

Robert George Uecker ( YOO-kər; born January 26, 1934) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) player and current sportscaster, comedian, and actor.

Facetiously dubbed "Mr. Baseball" by TV talk show host Johnny Carson, Uecker has served as a play-by-play announcer for Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcasts since 1971. He was honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame with its 2003 Ford C. Frick Award in recognition of his broadcasting career.

Christian Yelich

Christian Stephen Yelich (born December 5, 1991) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Miami Marlins. Yelich was drafted out of high school by the Marlins in the 1st round (23rd overall) of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He bats left-handed and throws right-handed. He is one of four players in Brewers history to win the Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award.

Craig Counsell

Craig John Counsell (born August 21, 1970) is an American former professional baseball player and current manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). Counsell was an infielder who played sixteen seasons for five teams. Counsell is currently the manager of the Milwaukee Brewers of the National League, a position he has held since May 2015.

Counsell is best known for his playoff performances in 1997 with the Florida Marlins and in 2001 with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He has the distinction of having been on base for the last two times that the World Series ended with a walk-off hit, and was named the NLCS Most Valuable Player in 2001. He is also known for his unique batting stance; for much of his career, Counsell held his bat over his head, and seemed, during his preparation for hitting, to stretch it higher still. Late in his career, Counsell lowered his batting position significantly.

Dale Sveum

Dale Curtis Sveum ( SWAYM; born November 23, 1963) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) player and manager. He is currently the hitting coach for the Kansas City Royals. As a player, Sveum saw action in twelve major league seasons between 1986 and 1999. He was a member of the Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Pirates, and New York Yankees. Following his playing career, Sveum managed in minor league baseball for several seasons before becoming an MLB coach. Sveum briefly served as manager of the Brewers in 2008. He was named manager of the Cubs after the 2011 season.

Harvey Kuenn

Harvey Edward Kuenn (; December 4, 1930 – February 28, 1988) was an American player, coach, and manager in Major League Baseball. As a shortstop and outfielder, he played with the Detroit Tigers (1952–59), Cleveland Indians (1960), San Francisco Giants (1961–65), Chicago Cubs (1965–66), and Philadelphia Phillies (1966). He batted and threw right-handed. After retiring, Kuenn managed the Milwaukee Brewers (1975, 1982–83).

Hugh Duffy

Hugh Duffy (November 26, 1866 – October 19, 1954) was an American outfielder and manager in Major League Baseball. He was a player or player-manager for the Chicago White Stockings, Chicago Pirates, Boston Reds, Boston Beaneaters, Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies between 1888 and 1906. He had his best years with the Beaneaters, including the 1894 season, when he set the MLB single-season record for batting average (.440).

He also managed the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox and spent several seasons coaching in collegiate baseball and in the minor leagues. Later in life, he spent many years as a scout for the Red Sox. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945. He worked for Boston until 1953. He died of heart problems the next year.

List of Milwaukee Brewers managers

The Milwaukee Brewers Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise of the National League has employed 19 managers and 9 general managers (GMs) during its 50 seasons of play. Established in Seattle, Washington as the Seattle Pilots in 1969, the team became the Milwaukee Brewers after relocating to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1970. The franchise played in the American League until 1998, when it moved to the National League as a part of MLB's realignment plan. The duties of the team manager include team strategy and leadership on and off the field. In contrast, the general manager controls player transactions, hiring and firing of the coaching staff, and negotiates with players and agents regarding contracts.

The team's first manager, Joe Schultz, stayed with the Pilots for the entire 1969 season, but was released before the move to Milwaukee. Buck Rodgers managed the team in 1981 when the Brewers won the American League second-half East Division title. Due to the 1981 Major League Baseball strike, the season was split into two halves. The winners of each half met in the league division series. Rodgers and Harvey Kuenn managed the Brewers in 1982, leading them to win the American League pennant. Rodgers managed the team's first 47 games of the season before being fired and replaced by Kuenn. In 2008, Ned Yost and Dale Sveum, who took over for the fired Yost for the team's last 12 regular season games, led the team to win the National League wild card. Ken Macha managed the club for the 2009 and 2010 seasons but failed to lead the team to the playoffs. It was announced after the completion of the 2010 season that Macha's 2011 option would not be picked up. Ron Roenicke was hired to replace Macha for the 2011 season. Roenicke led the team to a franchise-best 96 wins during the 2011 season in addition to the Brewers' first NL Central title ever and first playoff series win since 1982. On May 3, 2015, they fired manager Roenicke after a dismal 7-18 start to the season. The following day, Craig Counsell was named the 19th manager in team history. Counsell had worked in the Brewer's front office since 2012.Phil Garner won 563 games from 1992 to 1999, giving him more wins than any other manager in franchise history. Having managed the team for 1,180 games, he is also the longest-tenured manager in team history. Harvey Kuenn's .576 winning percentage is the highest of all Brewers managers who have managed the team for more than one full season. Conversely, the lowest winning percentage over a season or more is .395, by the team's first manager, Joe Schultz. These records are correct as of the end of the 2018 season.

List of Milwaukee Brewers minor league affiliates

The Milwaukee Brewers farm system consists of eight Minor League Baseball affiliates across the United States and in the Dominican Republic. Four teams are independently owned, while four—the Carolina Mudcats, Arizona League Brewers, and two Dominican Summer League Brewers squads—are owned by the major league club.

The Brewers have been affiliated with the Rookie League Helena Brewers/Rocky Mountain Vibes of the Pioneer League since 2003, making it the longest-running active affiliation in the organization among teams not owned by the Brewers. Their newest affiliate is the San Antonio Missions of the Pacific Coast League which became the Brewers' Triple-A club in 2019. The longest continuous affiliation in team history was the 23-year relationship with the Class A Midwest League's Beloit Brewers/Snappers from 1982 to 2004.Geographically, Milwaukee's closest domestic affiliate is the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers of the Class A Midwest League which is approximately 90 miles (140 km) away. Milwaukee's furthest domestic affiliate is the Arizona League Brewers of the Rookie Arizona League some 1,462 miles (2,353 km) away.

Milwaukee Brewers (American Association)

The Milwaukee Brewers were a Minor League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They played in the American Association from 1902 through 1952. The 1944 and 1952 Brewers were recognized as being among the 100 greatest minor league teams of all time.

Milwaukee Brewers minor league players

Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players in the Milwaukee Brewers system.

Ned Yost

Edgar Frederick Yost III (; born August 19, 1954) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and current manager of the Kansas City Royals. He previously managed the Milwaukee Brewers, and played for the Brewers, Texas Rangers, and Montreal Expos.

Pink Hawley

Emerson Pink Hawley (December 5, 1872 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin – September 19, 1938 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin), was a professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1892 to 1901. He played for the St. Louis Browns, Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Milwaukee Brewers. He threw a league-leading 34 complete games in 1900.

Sal Bando

Salvatore Leonard Bando (born February 13, 1944) is a former third baseman and executive in professional baseball who played for the Kansas City and Oakland Athletics (1966–76) and Milwaukee Brewers (1977–81). He played college baseball at Arizona State University for coach Bobby Winkles.

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