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Milwaukee Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Founded: 1969
Formerly known as: the Seattle Pilots[?], 1969. The franchise relocated to Milwaukee prior to the 1970 season.
Home ballpark: Miller Park[?], Milwaukee (capacity 42,500)
Uniform colors: Midnight Blue, White, and Gold
Logo design: The word "Brewers" in script superimposed over a baseball which itself is inside a circle with the word "MILWAUKEE" above and a pair of crossed hops ears below
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, Utah from Arizona, where they were to receive instructionw whether to continue to Seattle or Milwaukee. The team was renamed the Brewers to honor Milwaukee's beer-brewing traditions. 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 (http://www.brandx.net/pilots/histindx).

The team was moved from the American League to the National League in 1998 during baseball's re-organization in order to even out the number of teams in both leagues.

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:

Current stars:

Not to be forgotten:

Retired numbers:

Milwaukee Brewers official web site (http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mil/homepage/mil_homepage.jsp)

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