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Founded - 1969 as the Seattle Pilots
Stadium - Miller Park since 1998 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin);
Best Team Record - 96-65 (.593) 2011; 1st Place NL Central
Worst Team Record - 56-106 (.346) 2002; 6th Place NL Central
World Series Winners - none
Division Winners - 1981 1982 2011
Wild Card Winners - 2008

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9/7/10: First to 600 - Trevor Hoffman became the first player in Major League Baseball history to reach 600 career saves by notching the final three outs in the Brewers 4-2 win over St. Louis. Hoffman, who turns 43 next month, gave up a leadoff single to Colby Rasmus but got Randy Winn to hit into a double play and then retired Aaron Miles on a grounder to short to secure the milestone achievement. It was only his ninth save of the season, as the future Hall of Famer began the year with an 11.65 ERA through his first 18 appearances and lost his closer's job to rookie John Axford in early May.

"I was a player who was questioning if I had enough to get things done," Hoffman told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

He has rebounded in a big way, however. Since the first of June, Hoffman has a 2.63 ERA in 27.1 innings, including four saves in four chances. Opponents have slugged .287 against Hoffman in that span.

Mariano Rivera (555) and Billy Wagner (417) are the only active relievers with as many as half the career saves that Hoffman boasts. Rivera turns 41 in November and Wagner has indicated that he will retire after this season, but both closers are enjoying seasons that rank among their best ever.

Franchise History

The Beginning
The Seattle Pilots joined the American League in 1969, and were gone by 1970. After one fleeting season in Seattle, the Pilots set sail for Milwaukee and became the Brewers.

Later Developments
In 1998, as part of the expansion agreement with the new Diamondbacks and Devil Rays, the Brewers agreed to switch leagues, becoming the first team ever to switch from one league to another, and joined the National League Central.

Best Trade in Team History
In 1976, the Brewers acquired Cecil Cooper from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for George Scott and Bernie Carbo. Cooper enjoyed a very good decade for the Brewers, while Scott and Carbo did not last in Boston.

Worst Trade in Team History
In 1992, the Brewers sent Gary Sheffield along with Geoff Kellogg to the San Diego Padres for Ricky Bones, Jose Valentin, and Matt Mieske.

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2010 Milwaukee Brewers Preview
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2008 Milwaukee Brewers Preview
The Brewers should have made the playoffs in 2007, and should be considered the favorites in 2008.

Hating on the Milwaukee Brewers
Keith has found a city and a team for Cubs fans to despise more than St. Louis and the Cardinals.

2007 Milwaukee Brewers Preview
Loaded with talent, the Brewers could take a wide open NL Central and stay on top for a while.

2006 Milwaukee Brewers Preview
These young Brewers appear poised to enjoy their first winning season since 1992.

Splitsville: 2005 Batters 1/9/06
Brewers, Blue Jays, Phillies, Rangers, and Mets fans: see how a careful analysis of split statistics elucidates your team's offseason moves.

2005 Team Notes 12/7/05
Interesting statistical notes on a dozen teams, including the Milwaukee Brewers.

Unable to Evaluate Closers 5/18/05
During the course of very few sentences, AP writer Alan Robinson criticizes Trevor Hoffman, praises Jose Mesa, and labels Danny Kolb a 'star reliever.' An overrated Brewers closer... where have we seen that before? Admonish May's Bonehead Sports Analyst.

Top 10 Rookie of the Year Busts of All-Time 11/04
Listach was an incredibly exciting player as a rookie. 54 steals, 93 runs scored; truly a sparkplug at the top of the Brewers lineup that featured Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Greg Vaughn, and Dante Bichette. It would be the last Brewers team to feature Molitor and Yount together, and Listach may have taken it personally. Of course, he also had many health issues, and despite his speed had no knack for getting on base. He was out of baseball before 30.
Read about more rookie flameouts.

Some Things You May Have Missed 10/04
Ben Sheets finished with a 12-14 record for the Brewers despite finishing fourth in the Majors with a 2.70 ERA, while Bartolo Colon of the Angels finished fourth in the Majors with 18 wins despite his 5.02 ERA.

Milwaukee Brewers Archive

All Time Team
Manager
Best Overall Player
Best Overall Pitcher
Worst Overall Player
Worst Overall Pitcher
Most Overrated Player
Most Underrated Player
Best Player Name

Catcher
First Base
Second Base
Third Base
Shortstop
Utility
Left Field
Center Field
Right Field
Designated Hitter
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Relief Pitcher
Relief Pitcher
Harvey Kuenn
Robin Yount
Teddy Higuera
Tim Johnson
Glendon Rusch
Pat Listach
Sixto Lezcano
Dale Sveum
Bryan Clutterbuck
Charlie Moore
Cecil Cooper
Jim Gantner
Paul Molitor
Robin Yount
Don Money
Ben Oglivie
Gorman Thomas
Jeromy Burnitz
Geoff Jenkins
Teddy Higuera
Mike Caldwell
Ben Sheets
Chris Bosio
Cal Eldred
Rollie Fingers
Dan Plesac
All Time Leaders
Games
At-Bats
Runs
Hits
Doubles
Triples
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
Stolen Bases
Total Bases
Batting Average
On-Base Percentage
Slugging Percentage
OPS
Games Pitched
Innings Pitched
Wins
Losses
Strikeouts
Bases on Balls
ERA
Shutouts
Saves
2856 - Robin Yount
11008 - Robin Yount
1632 - Robin Yount
3142 - Robin Yount
583 - Robin Yount
126 - Robin Yount
251 - Robin Yount
1406 - Robin Yount
412 - Paul Molitor
4730 - Robin Yount
.307 - Jeff Cirillo



365 - Dan Plesac
2025.1 - Jim Slaton
117 - Jim Slaton
121 - Jim Slaton
1081 - Teddy Higuera
760 - Jim Slaton
3.21 - Dan Plesac
19 - Jim Slaton
133 - Dan Plesac
Single Season Leaders
At-Bats
Runs
Hits
Doubles
Triples
HR


RBI
SB
TB
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Games
Innings
Wins
Losses
Strikeouts
Walks
ERA
Shutouts
Saves

666 - Paul Molitor, 1982
136 - Paul Molitor, 1982
219 - Cecil Cooper, 1982
53 - Lyle Overbay, 2004
16 - Paul Molitor, 1979
50 - Prince Fielder, 2007
141 - Prince Fielder, 2009
73 - Tommy Harper, 1969
367 - Robin Yount, 1982
.353 - Paul Molitor, 1987
.438 - Paul Molitor, 1987
.634 - Ryan Braun, 2007
1.003 - Paul Molitor, 1987
83 - Ken Sanders, 1971
314.1 - Jim Colborn, 1973
22 - Mike Caldwell, 1978
20 - Clyde Wright, 1974
264 - Ben Sheets, 2004
106 - Pete Broberg, 1975
2.36 - Mike Caldwell, 1978
6 - Mike Caldwell, 1978
46 - John Axford, 2011
Hall of Fame
Robin Yount
Paul Molitor



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Award Winners
MVP Winners
Rollie Fingers - 1981
Robin Yount - 1982
Robin Yount - 1989
Ryan Braun - 2011

Cy Young Winners
Rollie Fingers - 1981
Pete Vukuvich - 1982

Rookies of the Year
Pat Listach - 1992
Ryan Braun - 2007

Firemen of the Year
Rollie Fingers - 1981

Kingman Award
George Scott - 1972
Gorman Thomas - 1980

Alex Gonzalez of the Marlins
Johnny Estrada - 2007

Mark Redman Award
Derrick Turnbow - 2006

Bob Uecker Tribute CD

Club Members
Triple Crown Hitters
none

Triple Crown Pitchers
none

3-4-5 Club
none

100-Plus Club
none

500 Outs Club
Robin Yount - 1976
Scott Podsednik - 2004

50 Home Run Club
Prince Fielder (50) 2007

30-30 Club Members
Tommy Harper (31/38) 1970

Sub-2.00 ERA
none