The Milwaukee Brewers first joined Major League Baseball in 1969 as the Seattle Pilots. After one season in Seattle, the franchise up and moved to Milwaukee and became the Brewers. The first few years of Brewer baseball were trying for fans, as the team failed to win more than 76 games in any of its first nine seasons. By the late 1970s however, the Brewers had turned things around and were on the cusp of becoming one of the American League’s top teams. In 1978 Milwaukee put together its first winning record. Three years later, the Brewers were in the playoffs for the first time. 1982 turned out to be a special year for Milwaukee. Led by Robin Yount and Paul Molitor, the Brewers won their first playoff series by besting the California Angels in a deciding Game 5. Milwaukee took the St. Louis Cardinals to seven games in the World Series, but ultimately fell short of the championship. After the World Series loss the Brewers would miss the playoffs for the next 25 years. In the late 2000s Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder teamed up to reach the playoffs twice in a four-year span, but failed to return to the World Series. Milwaukee has retired the numbers of four players through the franchise’s history.
2016 Milwaukee Brewers Season Preview
It was another tough season a year ago for the Milwaukee Brewers, as the Brew Crew posted their first sub 70 win season in over a decade. The struggles forced the club to bring in some fresh faces, and the 2016 Milwaukee Brewers starting lineup features a mixture of young and old talent, and the club could be one of the surprises of the 2016 season. The Brewers infield will feature 3 new faces, in first baseman Chris Carter, short stop, Jonathan Villar, and third baseman Will Middlebrooks. The new faces will hopefully sure up what was a shaky defensive unit last season in Milwaukee. One of the bright spots of last season was young pitcher Taylor Jungmann. Jungmann struck out over 100 batters a season ago, and will take ownership of the top of the Brewers rotation in 2016. The biggest factor playing against the Brewers in 2016, will be the strength of the NL Central. The division produced 3 playoff teams a year ago, and could likely do so again. Look for Milwaukee Brewers tickets to be some of the more affordable in the NL Central in 2016.
Check out our Milwaukee Brewers Season Preview History page for previews of previous Brewers seasons.
Milwaukee Brewers Baseball at Miller Park Address: One Brewers Way Milwaukee, WI 53214
The Brewers play their home games at Miller Park, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When filled to capacity, Miller Park holds more than 41,000 screaming fans. When visiting Miller Park be sure to take in all the history on display. Take a stroll down Autograph Alley to see the display of autographs from all of the Brewer greats, then head to the Walk of Fame, which honors all of the past Milwaukee baseball stars. TicketCity is the place to find all of you Milwaukee Brewers tickets.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs
Known as the I-94 Rivalry, this is easily one of the most contentious rivalry in all of baseball. The rivalry really took off when the Brewers moved from the AL to the NL Central in 1998. They have met on the field over 250 times since then and produced bench clearing brawls, 9th inning heroics, and plenty of trash talk. The Brewers have 2 goals going into every season, win the Central, and beat the Cubs, and the games are all the better for it.
Milwaukee Brewers in the World Series, National League Championship Series and MLB Playoffs
The Milwaukee Brewers have split time between the American League and the National League since 1970. During their history, the Brewers have won a division title in both leagues. Milwaukee’s lone appearance in the World Series came in 1982 when they won the AL pennant after defeating the California Angels in the American League Championship Series.
Milwaukee Brewers Event Guide
What time do the gates open prior to a Brewers game?
Gates open to the general public 90 minutes before the first pitch at Miller Park.
Where are good places to eat before a Brewers game?
For traditional American cooking and sports bars try Sobelman’s Pub & Grill, The Ruby Tap, or J&B’s Blue Ribbon Bar and Grill. Pizzeria Piccola, and Fratelli’s both have amazing pizza and are only a few miles from Miller Park. If you are looking for a more upscale dining experience, try Jackson Grill, or Five O’clock Steakhouse. For a great vegan or vegetarian menu, check out Meritage or The National Café & Takeaway. All the foodies out there should not miss trying Blue’s Egg. Other great places in the area are Juniper 61, Speed Queen BBQ, and Kegel’s Inn.
Where is the best place to park at Miller Park?
Parking at Miller Park is condensed to a few large parking areas. From the north of the stadium all the way to Selig Drive there are 8 preferred parking lots. Parking in this area is usually around $14. To the southeast of the stadium is the Miller Parking lot, which is usually about the same price. A little farther to the southeast are the Uecker and Yount parking lots which are usually a little bit cheaper, but a slightly longer walk to the stadium.
Does my child need a ticket to attend the game?
Children 2 years old or younger do not need a ticket to enter Miller Park. It is best practice to bring proof of your child’s age with you to avoid any last minute hassles at the gate.