Milwaukee Brewers in History

Events in Sport

  • 1900-03-16 AL meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces AL league will be Chicago White Stockings, Washington Senators, Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Blues, Boston Americans, Philadelphia Athletics and Baltimore Orioles
  • 1901-12-03 At the MLB meeting, the Milwaukee Brewers franchise is officially dropped from the American League and replaced by the St. Louis Browns
  • 1965-08-12 Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc applies for a NL franchise
  • 1969-10-02 Seattle Pilots' last game in Seattle; crash to 98th season loss, 3-1 to Oakland in front of just 5,473; move to Milwaukee as the Brewers next season
  • 1970-04-01 Federal Bankruptcy Referee Sidney Volinn declares MLB's Seattle Pilots bankrupt; car dealer Bud Selig buys franchise for $10.8 million and moves club to Milwaukee (Brewers)
  • 1970-04-07 Milwaukee Brewers (former Seat Pilots) 1st game, lose to Angels 12-0
  • 1972-05-12 Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (completed 5/13)
  • 1972-05-13 Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (started 5/12)
  • 1973-09-22 Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry hits 3 triples vs Milwaukee Brewers
  • 1974-06-19 KC Royals pitcher Steve Busby throws his 2nd career no-hitter; beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
  • 1974-07-07 Milwaukee's Don Money sets MLB record for consecutive errorless games at 3rd base (78) in Brewers 8-5 win v Twins

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1974-11-02 Atlanta Braves trade then MLB home run king Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Dave May

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1975-04-11 Hank Aaron returns to County Stadium as a Milwaukee player after his off-season trade from the Atlanta Braves; Brewers beat Cleveland Indians, 6-2
  • 1975-06-12 Hank Aaron smacks his first home run in Milwaukee since 1965 as his new team, the Brewers beat Oakland A's, 9-7
  • 1976-04-10 Brewers' Don Money's grand slammer disallowed-Yanks win 9-7
  • 1976-10-03 Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron singles in his last MLB at-bat & drives in his 2,297th run as Milwaukee Brewers lose, 5-2 v Detroit Tigers

  • 1977-05-22 Red Sox (6) & Brewers (5) tie single game HR record of 11
  • 1978-04-09 Brewers sweep Orioles 11-3, 16-3, & 13-5 (each with a grand slam)
  • 1979-09-05 Oakland A's pitcher Matt Keough beats Milwaukee Brewers, 6-1 for first win after 14 straight losses, ended 1978 with 18 defeats (1 shy of the MLB record 19)
  • 1979-09-30 Milwaukee Brewers lose 5-0 ending 213 straight games without a shutout
  • 1980-05-04 White Sox 1st baseman Mike Squires catches final inning of 11-1 loss to Brewers, becoming 1st lefty to catch since Dale Long in 1958
  • 1981-10-03 Milwaukee Brewers and Montreal Expos clinch their first-ever postseason appearances; Brewers beat Detroit, 2 - 1, for AL East title; Expos defeat NY Mets, 5 - 4, for NL East second playoff spot
  • 1981-10-07 In 1st Eastern Division championship Yanks beat Brewers 5-3
  • 1981-10-11 Yanks beat Brewers 7-3 & win only Eastern Championship Series
  • 1981-11-03 Milwaukee Brewers future Baseball Hall of Fame reliever Rollie Fingers (6-3 record, 28 saves and 1.04 ERA) wins American League Cy Young Award, with 22 of 28 possible 1st-place votes
  • 1982-08-21 Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300
  • 1982-10-03 Centre fielder Robin Yount homers twice as Milwaukee whips Baltimore, 10-2 at Memorial Stadium to win the Brewers only AL East Championship
  • 1982-10-10 MLB American League Championship: Milwaukee Brewers beat California Angels, 3 games to 2
  • 1982-10-20 St Louis Cards beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series
  • 1982-11-03 Pitcher Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee Brewers' second consecutive American League Cy Young Award winner; edges Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles; Vuckovich, 18-6 with 105 strikeouts and 3.34 ERA
  • 1982-11-09 Brewers' Robin Yount wins AL MVP unanimously
  • 1984-05-09 Chicago White Sox beat Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, in 25 innings (started 5/8)
  • 1985-05-20 Indians-Brewers game at Cleve Stadium is 1st rain-out of 1985, ends record string of 458 ML games since Opening Day without a rain-out
  • 1985-06-03 Brewers draft B J Surhoff #1
  • 1985-11-14 Brewers release 39-year-old pitcher Rollie Fingers
  • 1987-04-19 Brewers score 5 runs in 9th to win 6-4 & record 12th straight AL win

  • 1987-04-21 Brewers lose, ending AL season-opening winning streak at 13 games
  • 1987-04-21 Milwaukee Brewers lose after 13th straight victory to start season
  • 1987-08-08 Brewers' Rob Deer struck-out 5 times in a game
  • 1987-09-18 Detroit first baseman Darrell Evans hits home run #30 off Bill Wegman in 5th inning of Tigers' 7-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers; first 40 year old to hit 30 MLB HRs in a season
  • 1988-07-27 Baseball star Tommy John commits record 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3
  • 1989-06-05 Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Milwaukee Brewers win 5-3
  • 1989-06-07 1st Baseball game to start outdoors & end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, & beat Brewers 4-2
  • 1989-09-23 Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning
  • 1989-11-20 Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Robin Yount wins AL MVP
  • 1990-07-08 Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in 5th inning
  • 1990-07-08 Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels & then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7

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1990-07-31 Texas Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan records his 300th career victory, an 11-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers; 20th MLB pitcher to reach the milestone

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1990-08-27 Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
  • 1992-05-24 Despite trailing 7-1, NY Yanks tie Milwaukee Brewers & then score 1 in 9th to avoid 5th straight extra inning game
  • 1992-05-25 NY Yankees score 9 runs before 1st out in 8th inn, beat Brewers 13-7
  • 1992-08-28 Brewers beat Blue Jays 22-2 with AL record 31 hits in 9 innings
  • 1992-09-07 Former owner and team president of the Milwaukee Brewers Bud Selig is appointed interim Commissioner of Major League Baseball; holds office until becoming official Commissioner in 1998
  • 1992-09-24 John Jaha ties record of 11 teammates to steal 10 bases (Brewers)
  • 1993-09-26 Indians win their last game at Cleveland Stadium, beating Brewers 6-4
  • 1994-04-27 Twins righty Scott Erickson no-hits Brewers 6-0
  • 1996-07-06 In a 2-0 win v Brewers, New York Yankees closer John Wetteland sets MLB record 20 consecutive saves en route to 24
  • 1998-03-31 Milwaukee becomes first team since the inception of the American League in 1901 to switch MLB leagues; Brewers lose first NL game, 2-1 to the Braves in Atlanta
  • 2011-10-16 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 2

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1896-02-01 Frank Lane, American MLB executive (GM Chicago WS, St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, KC Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1981)
  • 1914-02-09 Bill Veeck, American MLB owner, promoter (Brewers, White Sox, Indians, St. Louis Browns), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1934-07-30 Bud Selig, American Baseball Hall of Fame team owner (Milwaukee Brewers) and executive (MLB Commissioner 1998-2015), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1941-05-10 Ken Berry [Allen Kent Berry], American baseball player (White Sox, Angels, Brewers, Indians), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1955-09-16 Robin Yount, American baseballer (Milwaukee Brewers, MVP 1982, 1989, 3,142 hits), born in Danville, Illinois
  • 1960-09-29 Rob Deer, MLB Outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1961-05-01 Charlie O'Brien, American MLB catcher (pioneered hockey style catcher's mask; World Series 1995 Atlanta Braves), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1962-03-26 Kevin Seitzer, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1963-07-03 Don August, American baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1964-12-19 Mike Fetters, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1965-07-03 Greg Vaughn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1993, 96, 98, 2001); Silver Slugger Award 1998; Milwaukee Brewers), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1965-11-06 Brian Givens, American baseball pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Lompoc, California
  • 1966-05-27 John Jaha, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1966-09-24 Kevin Koslofski, American MLB outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), bon in Decatur, Illinois
  • 1967-04-09 Graeme Lloyd, Australian baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers), born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • 1967-09-12 Pat Listach, American baseball infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Natchitoches, Louisiana
  • 1967-11-24 Ben McDonald, Baton Rouge LA, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1968-02-13 Matt Mieske, American baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Midland, Michigan
  • 1968-04-14 Jesse Levis, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1969-04-07 Ricky Bones, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers, NY Yanks), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • 1969-04-16 Fernando Viña, Cuban-American infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1969-09-23 Jeff Cirillo, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1969-10-12 José Valentín, MLB infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Manatí, Puerto Rico
  • 1969-11-09 Angel Miranda, Puerto Rican baseball pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico
  • 1969-12-09 Ramon Garcia, Venezuelan pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Guanare, Venezuela
  • 1969-12-14 Dave Nilsson, Australian baseball catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 1970-09-05 Michael Potts, American pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Langdale, Alabama
  • 1970-09-22 Mike Matheny, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1971-02-09 Ken Felder, American baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1971-03-05 Jose Mercedes, El Seybo Dom Rep, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1971-05-23 Marshall Boze, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in San Manual, Arizona
  • 1971-08-09 Scott Karl, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Fontana, California
  • 1971-08-14 Mark Loretta, American baseball infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1974-07-21 Geoff Jenkins, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 2003; World Series 2008; Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Olympia, Washington
  • 1983-11-17 Ryan Braun, American baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1984-05-09 Prince Fielder, American MLB player (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Ontario, California

Deaths in Sport

  • 1981-03-19 Frank Lane, American MLB executive (GM Chicago WS, St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, KC Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers), dies at 85
  • 1986-01-02 Bill Veeck, American MLB owner & promoter (Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns), dies of lung cancer at 71