List of Milwaukee Brewers seasons

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Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers since 2001.

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.[1]

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.[2] They have a postseason record of 14–18.[2]

The Brewers have figured in the MLB postseason picture on four 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.

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.

Table key[edit]

ASG MVP
All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award
CYA
Cy Young Award
Finish
Final position in division
GB
"Games behind" the first-place team[a]
HAA
Hank Aaron Award
Losses
Number of regular season losses
MLB season
Each year is linked to an article about that particular MLB season
MOY
Manager of the Year Award
MVP
Most Valuable Player Award
NLCS
National League Championship Series
NLDS
National League Division Series
RCA
Roberto Clemente Award
ROL
Rolaids Relief Man of the Year
ROY
Rookie of the Year
SSA
Silver Slugger Award
Team season
Each year is linked to an article about that particular Brewers' season
Wins
Number of regular season wins
World Series champions
(1969–present)
League champions
American League (19691997) • National League (1998–present)
Division champions*
AL West (19691971) • AL East (19721993)
AL Central (19941997) • NL Central (1998–present)
Wild card berth§
(1994–present)
MLB
season
Team
season
League Division Finish Wins Losses Win % GB Postseason Awards
Seattle Pilots
1969 1969 AL West 6th 64 98 .395 33
Milwaukee Brewers
1970 1970 AL West 4th 65 97 .401 33
1971 1971 AL West 6th 69 92 .429 32 Ken Sanders (ROL)
1972 1972 AL East 6th 65 91 .417 21 George Scott (Gold Glove)
1973 1973 AL East 5th 74 88 .457 23 George Scott (Gold Glove)
1974 1974 AL East 5th 76 86 .469 15 George Scott (Gold Glove)
1975 1975 AL East 5th 68 94 .420 28 George Scott (Gold Glove)
1976 1976 AL East 6th 66 95 .410 32 George Scott (Gold Glove)
1977 1977 AL East 6th 67 95 .414 33
1978 1978 AL East 3rd 93 69 .574 George Bamberger (MOY)
1979 1979 AL East 2nd 95 66 .590 8 Cecil Cooper (Gold Glove)
Sixto Lezcano (Gold Glove)
1980 1980 AL East 3rd 86 76 .531 17 Cecil Cooper (Gold Glove, SSA {1B})
Robin Yount (SSA {SS})
Ben Oglivie (SSA {OF})
1981[b] 1981 AL East* 3rd 31 25 .554 3 Lost ALDS (Yankees) 3–2 Rollie Fingers (MVP, CYA,[3] ROL)
Cecil Cooper (SSA {1B})
1st* 31 22 .585
1982 1982 AL East* 1st* 95 67 .586 Won ALCS (Angels) 3–2
Lost World Series (Cardinals) 4–3
Robin Yount (MVP,[4] Gold Glove, SSA {SS})
Pete Vuckovich (CYA)[5]
Cecil Cooper (SSA {1B})
Harvey Kuenn (MOY)
1983 1983 AL East 5th 87 75 .537 11 Cecil Cooper (RCA)[6]
1984 1984 AL East 7th 67 94 .416 36½
1985 1985 AL East 6th 71 90 .441 28
1986 1986 AL East 6th 77 84 .478 18
1987 1987 AL East 3rd 91 71 .562 7 Paul Molitor (SSA {DH})
1988 1988 AL East 3rd 87 75 .537 2 Paul Molitor (SSA {DH})
1989 1989 AL East 4th 81 81 .500 8 Robin Yount (MVP,[4] SSA {OF})
1990 1990 AL East 6th 74 88 .457 14 Dave Parker (SSA {DH})
1991 1991 AL East 4th 83 79 .512 8
1992 1992 AL East 2nd 92 70 .568 4 Pat Listach (ROY)[7]
1993 1993 AL East 7th 69 93 .426 26
1994 1994[c] AL Central 5th 53 62 .461 15
1995 1995[d] AL Central 4th 65 79 .451 35
1996 1996 AL Central 3rd 80 82 .494 19½
1997 1997 AL Central 3rd 78 83 .484 8
1998 1998 NL Central 5th 74 88 .457 28
1999 1999 NL Central 5th 74 87 .460 22½
2000 2000 NL Central 3rd 73 89 .451 22
2001 2001 NL Central 4th 68 94 .420 25
2002 2002 NL Central 6th 56 106 .346 41
2003 2003 NL Central 6th 68 94 .412 20
2004 2004 NL Central 6th 67 94 .411 37½
2005 2005 NL Central 3rd 81 81 .500 19 Carlos Lee (SSA {OF})
2006 2006 NL Central 4th 75 87 .463
2007 2007 NL Central 2nd 83 79 .512 2 Ryan Braun (ROY)[8]
Prince Fielder (HAA,[9] SSA {1B})
2008 2008 NL Central 2nd§ 90 72 .556 Lost NLDS (Phillies) 3–1 Ryan Braun (SSA {OF})
2009 2009 NL Central 3rd 80 82 .494 11 Ryan Braun (SSA {OF})
2010 2010 NL Central 3rd 77 85 .475 14 Ryan Braun (SSA {OF})
Yovani Gallardo (SSA {P})
2011 2011 NL Central* 1st* 96 66 .593 Won NLDS (Diamondbacks) 3–2
Lost NLCS (Cardinals) 4–2
Ryan Braun (MVP, SSA {OF})[8]
John Axford (ROL)[10]
Prince Fielder (SSA {1B}, ASG MVP)
2012 2012 NL Central 3rd 83 79 .512 14 Ryan Braun (SSA {OF})
2013 2013 NL Central 4th 74 88 .457 23 Carlos Gómez (Gold Glove)[11]
2014 2014 NL Central 3rd 82 80 .506 8
2015 2015 NL Central 4th 68 94 .420 32
2016 2016 NL Central 4th 73 89 .451 30½

Record by decade[edit]

The following table describes the Brewers' MLB win–loss record by decade.

Decade Wins Losses Pct
1960s 64 98 .395
1970s 738 873 .458
1980s 804 760 .514
1990s 742 811 .478
2000s 741 878 .458
2010s 553 581 .488
All-time 3642 4001 .477

These statistics are from Baseball-Reference.com's Milwaukee Brewers History & Encyclopedia,[2] and are current as of October 18, 2016.

All-time records[edit]

Statistic Wins Losses Win %
Regular season record (1969–2016) 3,642 4,001 .477
Postseason record (1969–2016) 14 18 .438
All-time regular and postseason record 3,656 4,019 .476

Records as of October 2nd, 2016

Notes[edit]

  • 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.

References[edit]

General

"Milwaukee Brewers Team History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 

Specific