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    Milwaukee Brewers Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Milwaukee Brewers to get you started: 

    Stadium:Miller Park
    Colors:Navy blue, yellow & royal blue 
    Hall of Famers:Paul Molitor & Robin Yount 
    Hall of Fame General Managers: None
    Rivals:Chicago Cubs 
    Legends:Paul Molitor, Robin Yount, Cecil Cooper, Prince Fielder, Rollie Fingers, Ryan Braun, Christian Yelich, Gorman Thomas, Jim Gantner, Lorenzo Cain, Geoff Jenkins & Ben Oglivie 
    Retired Numbers:6: 1, 4, 19, 34, 44 & 42 
    League: National League 
    Division:Central Division 
    World Series Championships: 0

    Milwaukee Brewers History

    After a few years of becoming a temporary home for the Braves (1953-1965), the city finally had a team in the major league, thanks to the failed experiment of the Seattle Pilots. While the Pilots entered the league in 1969, they endured a difficult season on and off the field giving the indication that the franchise wasn’t viable in their home city and a move was on the cards.  

    The Pilots then relocated to Milwaukee and after four years of not having a team in the major league, the city finally had one. By the next year, they finally made it their own franchise as they removed the Pilots from the name as they became known as the Milwaukee Brewers in 1970. 

    The Brewers would want to forget their next four years as frankly, they didn’t endure winning seasons as the highest they placed throughout that time was fifth place which they finished in 1973 and 1974. 

    Despite the mediocrity that crippled the Brewers, by 1974 they did introduce future Hall of Famer Robin Yount which provided a mini spark and hope for a rebuild, while George Scott (who the Brewers signed in 1972 as well as winning the golden glove that year) won the next two golden gloves. 

    It looked as though the Brewers fortunes finally changed in the 1978 season, where they introduced the league to Paul Molitor who would later be in the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

    The introduction of Molitor must have been a spark for the team which already included Yount as they finished in their highest position since coming into the league (which includes Seattle Pilots) as they finished third with 93 wins. 

    They managed to improve a year later by adding two more wins to their tally and they finished second in the American League East, it also kicked off a fantastic two years.

    The Brewers were on the verge of something special but still finished third in 1980 and 1981 (although the 81 season was split in half due to a strike and finished the first half in first place and the second half in third). 

    Given the complexities of the split season, the Brewers finally made it to their maiden postseason and they met the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series (ALDS), but lost the series. 

    The following season everything came to fruition (except for the end result) as, after many years of slowly climbing up the division, the Brewers finally found themselves on top of the American League East Division, by winning 95 games. 

    The Brewers got their maiden postseason win when they met the Los Angeles Angels in the American League Championship Series (ALCS) defeating them 3-2 in the series and they clinched their first-ever American League pennant. 

    The Brewers put up a fight in the World Series where they met the St Louis Cardinals, and they won the opening game before the Cardinals hit back in game 2. The Brewers ended up winning the next two games to give them a 3-2 lead heading into game 6, but the Cardinals proved to be too strong over the last two games of the series as they became 4-3 winners. 

    The Brewers couldn’t back up their World Series defeat with another showing in the postseason as a year after they slid down to fifth. In fact, they had to wait another 26 years before they could make it again. 

    Throughout that long drought, Yount proved to be worthwhile as he was the 1982 MVP, as well as winning the golden glove award and the silver slugger award. He also repeated the efforts in 1989 as he won the silver slugger award and was crowned the MVP for the second time. 

    Molitor also proved to be why the Brewers invested heavily in him as he won the silver slugger award in 1987 and 1988. Throughout that time Dave Parker who the Brewers signed for the 1990 season also won the silver slugger award and two years later Pat Listach won the American League Rookie of the Year award. 

    By 1998, following the introduction of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Brewers left the American League to join the National League. After 26 years in the wilderness, the Brewers finally broke their drought when they met the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2008 NLDS, but lost the series 3-1. 

    They returned in 2011, after finishing first in the National League Central, and managed to go one better as they fought off the Diamondbacks in the NLDS claiming their first postseason victory since 1982, but fell to the St Louis Cardinals in the NLCS. 

    The Brewers had to wait a further six years before the next showing, but it would prove to be worth the wait as the Brewers have made the postseason in all of their last three seasons, with 2018 arguably their best season as they made it to the NLCS (albeit a defeat to the LA Dodgers). 

    The Brewers have since then backed it up with back-to-back NLCS, but haven’t been able to advance. Their most recent showing was an NLCS defeat to the LA Dodgers in the 2020 season. 

    The 2021 season bought another playoffs appearance for the Brewers. They finished first in the NL Central, with a record of 95-67. The Brewers played the Braves in the NLDS, and eventually lost that series, 3-1.

    The Milwaukee Brewers finished the 2022 Major League Baseball season with a record of 86-76, which put them in second place in the National League Central Division. They did not qualify for the playoffs in 2022. They were expected to be the favorites in this division, however things fell apart for them late in the season.

    Expert 2023 Picks & Preview on Milwaukee Brewers

    Our experts will provide an analysis on the Brewers’ chances closer to the start of the 2023 season. In the meantime, you can check out our thoughts on the team before the 2022 season started:

    If you are a fan of the Milwaukee Brewers, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022 season. Do the Milwaukee Brewers have the star power to make it all the way to the World Series in 2022?

    Led by NL Reliever Of The Year award winner Josh Hader the Brew Crew made the playoffs in 2021, but had a quick exit. Now they are looking to return to the playoffs in 2022 and go even further in the MLB playoffs. 

    Preview on the Milwaukee Brewers’ Manager: Craig Counsell

    Coming into his eighth season as a Major League Baseball manager, Craig Counsell currently has a 529-479 regular season win-loss record in charge of the Milwaukee Brewers.

    At the conclusion of his playing career that spanned from 1995 to 2011, Counsell retired as a two time World Series champion as a member of the 1997 Florida Marlins and 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks. In 2001 he was also named the NLCS MVP after batting .381 in the series.

    After announcing his retirement in 2012, Counsell took a front job at the Milwaukee Brewers, which was where he spent the majority of his playing career.

    In 2014 Counsell served as a color analyst for Brewers broadcasts and in 2015 he was hired by the Brewers to become their manager after Ron Roenicke was fired.

    Between 2015 and 2017 Counsell improved Milwaukee’s win-loss record season by season, winning 61 games in 2015, 73 games in 2016 and 86 games in 2017. However, the Brewers failed to make the playoffs in each of those years.

    In 2018 Milwaukee won the NL Central by defeating the Chicago Cubs by a score of 3-1 in a tiebreaker game. This was the Brewers first playoff appearance under Counsell. Milwaukee lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS.

    Counsell led the Brewers to the playoffs two seasons, however they haven’t won a playoff game since the 2018 postseason.

    Preview on the Milwaukee Brewers’ Key Player: Christian Yelich

    Although he started his career at the Miami Marlins, Christian Yelich has made a name for himself at the Milwaukee Brewers. Since becoming a Brewer, Yelich has been named a two time All Star, NL MVP, All-MLB First Team member, two time Silver Slugger award winner (third overall), two time NL Hank Aaron Award winner and two time NL batting champion.

    Seeing as he is just 30 years old, we think Christian Yelich has plenty of room to improve in his MLB career and think he will be the key to Milwaukee’s offensive success in 2022.

    Yelich is poised for a huge 2022 campaign as he once again looks to help lead the Milwaukee Brewers to the playoffs. After a season hampered last year by a nagging back injury, Yelich will look to get a full season under his belt again and reinsert himself into the NL MVP race. 

    Preview on the Milwaukee Brewers’ Next Best: Josh Hader

    After being traded by both the Orioles and Astros, Josh Hader found himself on the Milwaukee Brewers roster for the 2015 season. 

    Hader spent a couple of years in the minors before making his debut in 2017. Since then he has been named a two time All-Star, two time NL reliever of the year, member of the 2019 All-MLB first team and NL saves leader.

    2021 was a huge breakout year for Hader as he won the 2021 National League Reliever Of The Year award for the third time in four seasons. Now he will look to add a fourth award in 2022 as he leads a tough Brewers bullpen in this season. 

    Milwaukee Brewers Betting & Odds Preview 2023

    The 2022 season is over and we take a look back at the Milwaukee Brewers betting history for the most recent season. We will provide more information in relation to the new 2023 season once information becomes available. In the meantime, have a look at the betting and odds information for the Brewers before the start of the previous season:

    The Milwaukee Brewers were given -170 odds to win the 2022 National League Central division this season. Their odds to win the National League Pennant were +550 prior to the season starting. 

    While their odds to take home the Commissioner’s Trophy and win the World Series were set at +1200. Their total over/under for victories this season is set at 88.5, With odds of (-125) for the over and (-105) for the under. Last season they managed to finish the season with a record of 95-67.

    Their odds to win their division are the highest odds in the division. While their odds to win the National League pennant are the 3rd highest. They rank 6th in total odds among the entire league to win the World Series this season.

    Milwaukee Brewers FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Milwaukee Brewers? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Milwaukee Brewers play?

    The Milwaukee Brewers play at Miller Park.

    Who owns the Milwaukee Brewers? 

    Mark Attanasio owns the Milwaukee Brewers. 

    Have the Milwaukee Brewers won an MLB World Series?

    The Milwaukee Brewers have not won a World Series but did appear in the 1982 edition. 

    Who is the Milwaukee Brewers general manager?

    Matt Arnold is the general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. 

    Do the Milwaukee Brewers play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Milwaukee Brewers are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about the upcoming Milwaukee Brewers games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Milwaukee Brewers record?

    The Milwaukee Brewers had a 86-76 record in the 2022 season. 

    Did the Milwaukee Brewers win last night?

    Fans of the Milwaukee Brewers are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Milwaukee Brewers worth?

    According to Forbes Magazine, the Milwaukee Brewers are worth $1.28 billion. 

    Who do the Milwaukee Brewers play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the MLB, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Milwaukee Brewers play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Milwaukee Brewers?

    You can watch Milwaukee Brewers games on Fox Sports Wisconsin and on MLB.TV. 

    Will the Milwaukee Brewers make the playoffs this year?

    The Milwaukee Brewers did not make it to the postseason as they finished with a 86-76 win-loss record.

    When do the Milwaukee Brewers play?

    Milwaukee Brewers fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the first pitch, location of the game, and the all-important MLB odds.

    Where did the Milwaukee Brewers finish the season?

    The Milwaukee Brewers finished 2nd in the NL Central. 

    How many games did the Milwaukee Brewers win?

    The Milwaukee Brewers won 86 games in the 2022 season.