List of Milwaukee Brewers seasons
The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They play in the National League Central division. Established in Seattle, Washington as the Seattle Pilots in 1969, the team became the Milwaukee Brewers after relocating to Milwaukee the following season. The franchise played in the American League until 1998, when it moved to the National League as part of an MLB realignment plan.
As of the completion of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 3, 2016 (Which resulted in a 7-4 victory), the franchise has played in 7,616 regular season games and compiled a win–loss record of 3,628–3,988. They have a postseason record of 14–18.
The Brewers have figured in the MLB postseason picture on five occasions. In the first, the Brewers lost to the New York Yankees in the 1981 American League Division Series three games to two. The following year, Milwaukee won the 1982 American League Championship Series versus the California Angels three games to two. In that year’s World Series, the Brewers faced the National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals. The series went to a decisive game seven and resulted in a Brewers World Series loss. After a 26-season postseason drought that remains the third-longest in the expanded-postseason era, in their third appearance the Brewers won the 2008 National League Wild Card, earning them a berth in the 2008 National League Division Series. Milwaukee lost the series, three games to one, against the eventual World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies. Most recently, the Brewers won the 2011 National League Central Division title and defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks three games to two in the 2011 National League Division Series. Despite winning game one in the 2011 National League Championship Series they would be eliminated by the eventual World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals four games to two. In 2018, Milwaukee finished the regular season tied with the Chicago Cubs for first place in the NL Central. The Brewers defeated the Cubs in a one-game playoff, 3-1, securing the division title and relegating Chicago to the wild card game. The Brewers then swept the Colorado Rockies (who had just defeated the Cubs in the Wild Card game) in the best-of-five set, advancing to the NLCS.
The Brewers’ highest winning percentage (.593) was achieved in 2011 with a record of 96–66. Conversely, the team’s lowest winning percentage (.346) came in 2002 with a record of 56–106.
|All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award|
|Cy Young Award|
|Final position in division|
|"Games behind" the first-place team[a]|
|Hank Aaron Award|
|Number of regular season losses|
|Each year is linked to an article about that particular MLB season|
|Sporting News Manager of the Year Award|
|Most Valuable Player Award|
|National League Championship Series|
|National League Division Series|
|Roberto Clemente Award|
|Rolaids Relief Man of the Year|
|Rookie of the Year|
|Silver Slugger Award|
|Each year is linked to an article about that particular Brewers' season|
|Number of regular season wins|
|World Series champions†
American League (1969–1997) • National League (1998–present)
AL West (1969–1971) • AL East (1972–1993)
AL Central (1994–1997) • NL Central (1998–present)
|Wild card berth§|
Record by decade
The following table describes the Brewers' MLB win–loss record by decade.
|Regular season record (1969–2018)||3,824||4,211||.476|
|Postseason record (1969–2018)||24||22||.522|
|All-time regular and postseason record||3,848||4,233||.476|
Records as of October 20, 2018
- a This is determined by calculating the difference in wins plus the difference in losses divided by two.
- b The 1981 season was shortened by a player's strike. Major League Baseball decided to split the season into two halves with the division winner of each half playing in a Divisional Round of the playoffs.
- c The 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike ended the season on August 11 and resulted in the cancellation of the post-season.
- d The 1994 Major League Baseball strike caused the 1995 season to be shortened to 144 games.
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