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. With the season’s opening day only six days away, there was ...
This realignment was widely considered to have a 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 Kansas City Royals of the American League’s Central Division were asked first, but they decided not to ...
By 1996, the club was set to build a new ballpark near the site of County Stadium, which would have a retractable roof to counter the unpredictable Wisconsin weather in the spring and autumn. It also helped to bring more fans and their families from all around Wisconsin to come to games with a practical guarantee of no rain-outs, bring ...
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 ...
The Milwaukee Brewers are an American professional baseball team and are based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The team is named for the city’s association with the brewing industry. Since 2001, the Brewers have played their home games at Miller Park, which has a seating capacity of 41,900.
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2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1998 – 1999 / National League
1969 – 1997 / American League
1970 – Present / Milwaukee Brewers
1969 / Seattle Pilots
Brewers – The Brewers nickname, a nod to Milwaukee’s beer industry, was used off and on by various Milwaukee baseball teams during the late 19th century. In reference to the local unique cream brick industry and brewing industry respectively. In particular, some famous breweries included Schlitz “The beer that made Milwaukee famous”, Blatz, Pabst, and later Miller Beer, which today holds naming rights to the current stadium.
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2001 – Present / Miller Park
1970 – 2000 / Milwaukee County Stadium
1969 / Sick’s Stadium
2005 – Present / Mark Attanasio
1970 – 2005 / Bud Selig
1992 – 2005 / Wendy Selig-Prieb (acting owner)
1969 – 1970 / William Daley
1 / Bud Selig
4 / Paul Molitor
19 / Robin Yount
34 / Rollie Fingers
42 / Jackie Robinson
44 / Hank Aaron
*Blue is this team’s history