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Making their home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin since the 1970 season, the Milwaukee Brewers are still on the hunt for the first World Series title. Nearly half a century in professional baseball has yielded little in the form of tangibles to measure their success. They have made the playoffs four times, including the strike-split 1981 season. Their lone league championship came back in 1982 when the Brewers were in the American League. They lost the World Series that year to the St. Louis Cardinals in five games.
Despite this lack of success, the fans in Milwaukee love their hometown Brewers. Always hoping that this will be their years, they flock to Miller Park each season to watch their squad battle it out in the NL Central against rivals including the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 2017 season was another disappointment for Milwaukee. While their record of 86-76 was an improvement which bumped them up to second in the division, they still finished 6 games back from the Chicago Cubs and were barred from the postseason tournament. Former Brewer Craig Counsell has been the team’s manager since 2015 and is hard at work trying to bring this club to the playoffs.
Hoping to get a little help from his roster, Counsell has a cast of solid players to rely on in the field. Catcher Manny Pina is ready to fully take over duties behind the plate while relatively young veterans including Eric Thames, Jonathan Villar, Orlando Arcia, and Travis Shaw all settle in to their roles as starters in Milwaukee. The outfield is a mix of new and returning players. Domingo Santana and Ryan Braun return for the Brewers while Lorenzo Cain joins the squad from Kansas City and Christian Yelich makes the move to Wisconsin from Miami. A pitching crew that includes Chase Anderson, Jimmy Nelson, and Corey Knebel hopes to keep the games close.
Lots of fingers are crossed in Milwaukee right now as the Brewers fans hope the product on the field will finally get pointed in the right direction so that the team can achieve their ultimate goal of obtaining a World Series title. Fan favorites in Milwaukee include Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Cecil Cooper, Rollie Fingers, and Ryan Braun. For more information about the Milwaukee Brewers click here.