List of Milwaukee Brewers seasons

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 in 1970. The franchise played in the American League until 1998, when it moved to the National League as a part of MLB's realignment plan.[1] As of the completion of the 2012 season, the club has played in 6,979 regular season games and compiled a win–loss record of 3,342–3,637.[2] They have a postseason record of 14–18.[2] These records are correct as of the end of the 2012 season.

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. 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 Diamond Backs 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 game to two.

The Brewers' highest winning percentage was achieved in 2011 with a record 96 wins and 66 losses (.593). Conversely, the team's lowest winning percentage (.346) came in 2002 when they had 56 wins and 106 losses.

Table key

CYA
Cy Young Award
ROL
NL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year
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
MVP
Most Valuable Player Award
NLCS
National League Championship Series
NLDS
National League Division Series
RCA
Roberto Clemente Award
ROY
Rookie of the Year
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
1972 1972 AL East 6th 65 91 .417 21
1973 1973 AL East 5th 74 88 .457 23
1974 1974 AL East 5th 76 86 .469 15
1975 1975 AL East 5th 68 94 .420 28
1976 1976 AL East 6th 66 95 .410 32
1977 1977 AL East 6th 67 95 .414 33
1978 1978 AL East 3rd 93 69 .574
1979 1979 AL East 2nd 95 66 .590 8
1980 1980 AL East 3rd 86 76 .531 17
1981[j] 1981 AL East* 3rd 31 25 .554 3 Lost ALDS vs. New York Yankees, 3–2 Rollie Fingers (MVP, CYA)[3]
1st 31 22 .585
1982 1982 AL East* 1st 95 67 .586 Won ALCS vs. California Angels, 3–2
Lost World Series vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 4–3
Robin Yount (MVP)[4]
Pete Vuckovich (CYA)[5]
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
1988 1988 AL East 3rd 87 75 .537 2
1989 1989 AL East 4th 81 81 .500 8 Robin Yount (MVP)[4]
1990 1990 AL East 6th 74 88 .457 14
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
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]
2008 2008 NL Central 2nd§ 90 72 .556 Lost NLDS vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 3–1
2009 2009 NL Central 3rd 80 82 .494 11
2010 2010 NL Central 3rd 77 85 .475 14
2011 2011 NL Central* 1st 96 66 .593 Won NLDS vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 3–2
Lost NLCS vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 4-2
Ryan Braun (MVP)[4]
John Axford (ROL)[9]
2012 2012 NL Central 3rd 83 79 .512 14
2013 2013 NL Central 4th 74 88 .457 23

All-time records

Statistic Wins Losses Win %
Regular season record (1969–2013) 3,418 3,737 .477
Postseason record (1969–2012) 14 18 .438
All-time regular and postseason record 3,432 3,755 .477

Records through September 27th, 2013

Notes

  • 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 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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