Milwaukee Brewers

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A Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA.

Founded: 1969
Formerly known as: the Seattle Pilots, 1969. The franchise relocated to Milwaukee prior to the 1970 season.
Home ballpark: Miller Park, Milwaukee.
Uniform colors:
Logo design:
League pennants won: 1982
World Series championships won: none

Franchise history

Much of the story of the Seattle Pilots' only year in existence is told in Jim Bouton's classic baseball book, Ball Four.

The team was purchased on April 1, 1970, by an ownership group headed by Milwaukee auto dealer Bud Selig. The team was still in spring training as the Seattle Pilots. The trucks carrying the team's equipment were sent to Salt Lake City from Arizona, where they were to receive instructionw whether to continue to Seattle or Milwaukee. The team had six days to remove the Pilots logos from team uniforms and replace them with Brewers logos.

The story of the Pilots, and their move to Milwaukee, appears in greater detail at http://www.brandx.net/pilots/histindx.html

The Selig family's ownership of the Brewers is the longest continuing ownership in the majors now (Wendy Selig, Bud's daughter, is now CEO).

Players of note

Baseball Hall of Famers: Rollie Fingers, Robin Yount
Current stars:
Not to be forgotten: Paul Molitor
Retired numbers: #42 (Jackie Robinson), #19 (Robin Yount), #4 (Paul Molitor), #44 (Henry Aaron), #34 (Rollie Fingers)