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BREWERS TIMELINE
1970-1975 | 1976-1982 | 1983-1990 | 1991-1997 | 1998-Present
Timeline
   

October 1982: The Brewers make their first and only appearance in the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals in October 1982, as "Harvey's Wallbangers" drop a heartbreaking seven-game series, four games to three.
   
1983  -

The club surpasses the two-million mark in attendance as 2,397,131 fans go through the turnstiles.

Despite numerous injuries, the Brewers have their sixth straight winning season, maintaining their ranking with the third best record in the Majors over the past six seasons.

Cecil Cooper's 126 RBI sets a new club record and is tied with Jim Rice to lead the Major Leagues. Cooper also collects his 1,500th career hit and hits over .300 for the seventh straight season.

Don Sutton fans Alan Bannister in the eighth inning of the Brewers June 24 contest vs. Cleveland recording his 3,000th career strikeout. He becomes the eighth pitcher in Major League history to reach this feat.

Yount gets 1,500th career hit on August 25 with a double in the fifth inning off Tommy John of the California Angels.

1984  -

First season with Rene Lachemann as manager

Don Sutton becomes the first pitcher in Major League history to record at least 100 strikeouts in 19 consecutive seasons.

In just 33 appearances, Rollie Fingers records 23 saves upping all-time leading save total to 324, tying Sparky Lyle for the all-time high in the AL, with 216 saves.

In late September, Brewers Executive Vice President and General Manager Harry Dalton rehires George Bamberger as skipper of the 1985 Brewers.

1985  -

Cecil Cooper and Paul Molitor are named to the All-Star team - for Cooper, it is his fifth invitation while Molitor, who participates in the Mid-Summer classic in his hometown (Minneapolis), is named to his second.

Pitcher Teddy Higuera is named The Sporting News American League Rookie Pitcher of the Year and finishes second in the Baseball Writers Association of America balloting for AL Rookie of the Year.

Ernest Riles named to Topps All-Rookie squad and winds up second runner-up in the BBWAA voting for Rookie of the Year.

Pitcher Danny Darwin, despite posting a dismal 8-18 record, including a club record 10 straight losses, becomes the first Brewer to register a one-hitter, two-hitter and three-hitter in the same season.

Moose Haas becomes the first pitcher to one-hit the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in 17 seasons.

1986  -

Teddy Higuera becomes the first 20-game winner for the Brewers since Mike Caldwell in 1978. Higuera's 20-11 mark makes him the first Mexican-born pitcher to win 20 games in the AL. He posts his 20th victory on October 1 vs. Detroit.

Robin Yount collects his 2,000th career hit on September 6 vs. Cleveland.

George Bamberger retires before the season ends and Tom Trebelhorn becomes the fifth manager in as many years.

1987  -

Milwaukee was quickly named "Team Streak" for its brand of baseball in this season of surprises and hope.

The Brewers jump out to a Major League record-tying 13-0 start and tie the AL record by posting a 17-1 record -the furthest into a season with just one setback.

Juan Nieves records the Brewers first no-hitter on April 15 at Baltimore, making him the first Puerto Rican born pitcher to accomplish this feat in the Majors.

Paul Molitor hits in 39 straight games immediately following the All-Star break, setting a club record and putting together the fifth best spree in modern day baseball, the longest in the AL since Joe DiMaggio set the Major League mark with 56 straight games in 1941.

Robin Yount, who finishes the year with better than 100 RBI, becomes the first Brewer to cross that plateau in four seasons. Yount also collects his 400th career double.

1988  -

Upon returning to Milwaukee, the Brewers play before 55,887, yet fall to the New York Yankees, 7-1, on April 15.

On May 28, Brewers journeyman pitcher Odell Jones nearly makes baseball history in Cleveland as he tosses 7.1 innings of perfect baseball and 8.1 innings of no-hit baseball in a 2-0 win.

On June 12, Robin Yount becomes only the third player in Brewers history to hit for the cycle as he accomplishes the feat at Chicago in a 16-2 win.

Paul Molitor is voted into the Mid-Summer classic by the fans as a second baseman despite playing in only one game there all season. Pitcher Dan Plesac joins Molitor on the All-Star team.

The Brewers have 1,923,238 fans pass through the turnstiles, their third-highest total in club history.

1989  -

Rookie pitcher Jaime Navarro makes his Major League debut on June 20 vs. Kansas City.

Dan Plesac is chosen to the All-Star team, making him the first Brewers pitcher ever to be chosen three straight times and the first Brewers player to be named three straight times since Don Money.

Yount earns his second MVP award as the Brewers' centerfielder. He becomes just the third player in Major League history to win MVP awards at two different positions joining baseball immortals Stan Musial and Hank Greenberg.

The Brewers name their 20th Anniversary Team as voted by the fans. Team members include: Cecil Cooper, Jim Gantner, Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Sixto Lezcano, Gorman Thomas, Ben Oglivie, Hank Aaron, Charlie Moore, Pete Vuckovich, Mike Caldwell and Rollie Fingers.

The Brewers draw 1,970,735, their third time over 1.9 million in team history.

1990  -

From April 18 - 22, the pitching staff tosses 31 straight scoreless innings, a club record.

Paul Molitor scores his 1,000th run on May 15 at California.

The Brewers go into the All-Star break with a bang as they wallop California, 20-7. In the game, the Brewers score a club record 13 runs in the fifth inning highlighted by Darryl Hamilton's first career grand slam.

On July 31, Texas' Nolan Ryan becomes the 20th pitcher to win 300 games as he defeats the Brewers in Milwaukee, 11-3, before 51,533 fans, the second largest crowd of the season.

On August 4, the Brewers draw a season high 52,198 fans to see the White Sox defeat the Brewers, 9-6.

1970-1975 | 1976-1982 | 1983-1990 | 1991-1997 | 1998-Present