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 ...
History of the Brewers
The Milwaukee Brewers are an American professional baseball team based in Milwaukee. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) Central division. The Brewers are named for the city's association with the brewing industry. Since 2001, they have played their home games at American Family Field, which has a seating capacity of 41,900 (previously named Miller Park through the 2020 season)
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 different 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 the modern era (1900–present), the other being the Houston Astros.
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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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2021 - Present / American Family Field
2001 – 2020 / 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
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
1 / Bud Selig
4 / Paul Molitor
19 / Robin Yount
34 / Rollie Fingers
42 / Jackie Robinson
44 / Hank Aaron
*Blue is this team’s history