The Milwaukee Brewers were born in 1969 baseball gambling season as the Seattle Pilots.
In a truly incredible story they were STILL the Seattle Pilots in during Spring Training of 1970. Strapped of cash, however, the Pilots were sold to a Milwaukee group led by future commissioner Bud Selig, who immediately transferred the team to his hometown, which had lost the Braves to Atlanta following the 1965 baseball betting odds season.
Over 37,000 fans showed up at the unexpected home opener in which the newly named Brewers were bombed 12-0 by the California Angels. Those early years were filled with inept and losing teams and often-small crowds. About the only relief occurred in 1975 baseball betting odds season, when Braves legend Hank Aaron returned to play in the city where he started his Hall of Fame and baseball gambling record setting career. The Brewers also hosted the all-star game that baseball betting odds season.
1978 would begin a new and exciting baseball betting odds era of baseball in Milwaukee as George Bamberger took over as manager and led the Brewers to their first winning season with a 93-69 record. Gorman Thomas led the AL with 45 homers the following baseball betting odds season to lead Milwaukee to a 95-66 baseball gambling record. The Brewers entertained with an AL leading 203 homers the following baseball betting odds season and won 86 games. In the strike shortened 1981 season Milwaukee, helped by free agent reliever Rollie Fingers, made the division playoff before losing to the Yankees.
1982 baseball betting odds season started off slow for Milwaukee with a 23-245 mark and manger Buck Rogers was replaced by Harvey Kuenn. “Harvey’s Wall Bangers” caught fire as they won 72 of their final 115 games and overtook Baltimore on the baseball betting odds season’s final day to make the ALCS. Milwaukee fell 2-0 down in the best of five series to California before rallying to win three straight games at home, winning their first AL pennant. Milwaukee lost the 7-game World Series to St. Louis.
1987 baseball betting odds season saw the Brewers win their first 13 games and Paul Molitor put together a 39-game hitting streak. The team would remain competitive through 1992 when they finished 92-70, just 4 games out of the playoffs. Selig took over as commissioner at the end of the baseball betting odds season and Milwaukee is yet to have a winning season since. In 2001 the Brewers moved into beautiful Miller Park and stockpiled young talent that began to bloom in 2005.