Milwaukee Brewers are one of the American professional baseball teams and are based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They participate in the Major League Baseball (MLB) as member team from the National League Central Division (NL). It was founded in 1969 as the Seattle Pilots in Seattle till 1971. After that, the team relocated to Milwaukee and became to known as the Brewers. The team is playing the home games at the Milwaukee County Stadium from 1970 till 2000. Then, in 2001 the Milwaukee Brewers moved to Miller Park, Milwaukee to present.
The owner of the team is Mark Attanasio while the Manager is Craig Counsell with David Stearns as the General Manager.
It is rather interesting to note that the Milwaukee Brewers are the only team that has played in four divisions of the MLB as well as the only team to switch Leagues, West Division from 1969 to 1971, East Division from 1972 to 1993 and Central Division from 1994 to 1997; all under American League (AL - 1969 to 1997). Then, from 1998 to the present the team became part of the National League Central Division.
The Milwaukee Brewers have not yet managed to win the World Series title. In fact, the Brewers have only appeared in the World Series once to date, and that was in the year 1982 were they got defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals (4-3). They have won an AL Pennant in 1982 along with an AL East Division Title. Then, the Milwaukee Brewers won the NL Central Division title in 2011. They also had a Wild-Card Berth in 2008.
The Most Valuable Player Award is a very revered one, and only one award is given annually in American League and one in National League. Of the Milwaukee Brewers, three players won the MVP award during their career with the team - Rollie Fingers won the award in 1981, Robin Yount in 1982 and 1989 (twice) while the team was in American League. Ryan Braun won the National League MVP award in 2011 with the team in the NL.
Not only that, but the team has produced two pitchers who won the Cy Young Award in AL - Rollie Fingers in 1981, and Pete Vuckovich in 1982. Still, more players have brought honor to the Milwaukee Brewers when two players were named Rookie of the Year - Pat Listach won the American League's award - 1992, and Ryan Braun won the National League award- 2007.
A team rich in players, Milwaukee Brewers have players in Baseball Hall of Fame who had spent most or all their career with the Brewers. These are Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers, Trevor Hoffman, Paul Molitor, Bud Selig, Don Sutton, and Robin Yount. Needless to say, they have a current roaster rich with prominent players.
Even though the Brewers have not won that many titles or awards, but the players that make up the team have always ensured that they play a great game, and are known as formidable competitors. Still, no one knows what surprises will be seen this season which notably is the 49th season for the Milwaukee Brewers.