Milwaukee Brewers Tickets
The Milwaukee Brewers are a major league baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Named after city’s beer brewing tradition, the Brewers compete in the National League (NL) Central division. The team is also known as the True Blue Brew Crew who play their home games at Miller Park. The Brewers made it to the World Series in 1982 where they lost to the St Louis Cardinals. They have won one AL Pennant, one NL Central division title and one AL East division title. The Milwaukee Brewers are the only team, which has played in all four divisions of the Major League Baseball (MLB). The Brewers-Cubs rivalry is considered to be one of the fiercest in the MLB. If you are looking for the Milwaukee Brewers tickets, they are available here.
The Milwaukee Brewers started off as an expansion team in 1969 and were based in Seattle as the Seattle Pilots. At the time, they competed in the American League (AL). After playing one season in Seattle, the Pilots moved to Milwaukee. The city had been without a professional baseball team since the Milwaukee Braves move in 1965. Even after the Brewers moved to Milwaukee, they remained part of the American League and became a member of the National League only in 1997.
Early Seasons in Milwaukee
The Seattle Pilots’ debut season was unimpressive. They stood 6th in AL West division with 64 wins and 98 losses. Their move to Milwaukee in 1970 didn’t their fortunes. From 1970-1980, the Milwaukee Brewers failed to win their division and make the playoffs. However, they began to show some strong performances towards the end of the decade when they came 3rd in their division in 1978, 2nd in 1979 and 3rd again in 1980.
The Brewers at their Best: 1981 – 1982
In 1981, The Brewers won their division and made the playoffs for the first time. However, in the American League Division series they lost to the New York Yankees 3-2. The team did even better in the following season.
After a 95 game winning season in 1982, the Brewers once again won their league and were in the playoffs. In the playoffs, the Brewers faced the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim defeating them 3-2. The Brewers then proceeded to their first ever World Series, where they faced the St. Louis. Cardinals. The Cardinals would beat them 4-3, to win the World Series. This has been the Brewers’ only World Series appearance to date. However, this wouldn’t be their last post-season appearance.
Post-World Series Milwaukee Brewers
In 2008, the Milwaukee Brewers after 26 years, made the playoffs for the first time since 1982. The team by then had been placed in the NL Central division. The Brewers stood 2nd in their division and in the post-season, squared off against the Philadelphia Phillies for the National League Division Series championship title. They, however, lost to the Phillies 1-3.
In 2011, the Brewers were once again in the playoffs, after winning their first division title in 29 years. In the National League Division series, the Brewers faced the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks were defeated by the Brewers and the team advanced to National League Championship series. In the NLCS, they were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals in six games.
The Milwaukee Brewers have not made it to the playoffs since 2011.
The I-94 Rivalry
The I-94 rivalry refers to the intra-division rivalry since the Chicago Cubs are also a part of the NL Central division. The rivalry got its name from Interstate 94 where both the Brewer’s and Cub’s stadiums are located.
Interestingly, the rivalry started in 1969 when the Brewers were based in Seattle as the Seattle Pilots. However, due to their relocation, it never took off till 1998, when the Brewers moved to the NL Central division. To date, the Cubs have an upper hand in this rivalry with a 164 wins against 155 for the Brewers.
Located on Interstate 94 is Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers. Built in 2011, the ballpark replaced the Milwaukee County Stadium. Miller Brewing Company owns the ballpark’s naming right, and the stadium will be called by its present name at least till 2020.
One of the greatest features of this ballpark are its fan-shaped convertible roof - one of its kind in the US. An interesting bit of trivia about the ballpark – on its opening day, the then President of the United States, George W. Bush and MLB commissioner Bud Selig had first pitch honors.
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