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Brewers Franchise Timeline

Carlos Gomez (27) is mobbed by teammates as he scored the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball's National League division series against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 3-2 to advance to the National League championship series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

• Jody Gerut becomes the sixth Brewer ever to hit for the cycle in the 17-3 win on May 8 at Arizona.

• The Brewers unveil a statue outside Miller Park on August 24 honoring Commissioner Bud Selig, the former owner of the team.....many special guests attend the event, including Hall of Famers Hank Aaron, Robin Yount, Paul Molitor and Rollie Fingers.

• Then all-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman notches career save #600 in a 4-2 win on September 7 vs. St. Louis.

• Ron Roenicke is named manager on November 4.

• 2009 American League Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke is acquired from Kansas City in a six-player trade on December 19.


• At 96-66, the Brewers establish a franchise record for wins as they capture their first National League Central championship.....the team goes a Major League-best 57-24 at home, establishing a franchise record for home wins.

• The Brewers clinch the NL Central with a 4-1 win on September 23 vs. Florida combined with a Cardinals loss to the Cubs that night.

• The Brewers defeat Arizona in the NLDS, three games to two, as Nyjer Morgan drives home Carlos Gomez with an RBI-single in the bottom of the 10th inning of Game 5 on October 7 at Miller Park.

• The Brewers fall to the Cardinals, four games to two, in the NLCS.

• The Brewers reach the three-million mark in attendance for the third time (all since 2008) with a franchise-record 3,071,373.

Ryan Braun signs a five-year contract extension on April 21, keeping him in Milwaukee through the 2020 season with a mutual option for 2021.

• Ryan Braun (33hr/33sb) becomes the second player in franchise history to produce a 30/30 season, joining Tommy Harper (1970).

• Prince Fielder becomes the first Brewer to be named MVP of the All-Star Game as he belts a 3-run homer off C.J. Wilson to lead the National League to a 5-1 win on July 12 at Chase Field in Arizona.

George Kottaras becomes the seventh Brewer ever to hit for the cycle in an 8-2 win on September 3 at Houston.

John Axford notches his 45th save of the season in a 6-4 win on September 24 vs. Florida to set a new franchise single-season record.....Axford would finish the season with 46 saves, tied for the National League lead.

• Ryan Braun is named National League Most Valuable Player on November 22, marking the fourth time in franchise history, and first time since 1989, that a Brewer has taken home MVP honors.


Jonathan Lucroy becomes the first catcher in Major League history to produce two 7-RBI games in the same season when he pulls off the feat on May 20 vs. Minnesota and again on August 30 at Chicago-NL.

• The Brewers unveil a statue of legendary announcer Bob Uecker outside Miller Park on August 31.....Bob Costas emcees the event attended by Hank Aaron and other dignitaries.

Ryan Braun (41hr/30sb) becomes the first player in franchise history with a 40/30 season as he finishes second to the Giants' Buster Posey in National League Most Valuable Player voting.


Ryan Braun is suspended by Major League Baseball on July 22 for the remainder of the season (65 games) for violations of the Basic Agreement and its Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Carlos Gomez (24hr/40sb) becomes the first player in franchise history with a 20/40 season.....he produces his 40th stolen base on September 29 at New York-NL, the final day of the season.

• Carlos Gomez earns the first Gold Glove Award by a Brewer since Robin Yount won one at shortstop in 1982.....Gomez becomes just the second outfielder in franchise history to win the award, joining right fielder Sixto Lezcano (1979).


• The Brewers spend 150 days in first place but fail to make the postseason.....the team had at least a share of first place every day from April 5 to August 31.

• The team unveils the "Brewers Wall of Honor" at Miller Park on June 13, inducting an inaugural class of 58 players, coaches and executives who met a set criteria based on service to the Club and/or career accomplishments.

Yovani Gallardo becomes the all-time franchise leader in strikeouts with #1,207 coming on September 8 vs. Miami (Jarrod Saltalamacchia).....Gallardo passed Ben Sheets (1,206).

Jonathan Lucroy ties a franchise record with 53 doubles and becomes the first primary catcher in modern Major League history (since 1900) to lead his league in that category.....his 46 doubles as a catcher set a new Major League record, breaking the previous mark of 45 by Ivan Rodriguez in 1996.


• Ron Roenicke is dismissed as manager on May 3 after the team starts 7-18.....Craig Counsell is named manager on May 4.

• "The Selig Experience" is unveiled at Miller Park on May 28.....the state-of-the-art attraction was built to honor former Brewers owner and retired Commissioner of Baseball Bud Selig.

• On August 11 in Chicago, Doug Melvin announces that he would be stepping down as general manager at the end of the season.

Ryan Braun becomes the all-time franchise leader in home runs as he hits career homer #252 on August 19 vs. Miami, a solo shot off former Brewer Chris Narveson.....Robin Yount (251) had been the previous all-time franchise leader in home runs.

• David Stearns is named general manager on September 21.


• All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy vetoes a trade to Cleveland on July 31 and is traded to Texas the next day in a five-player deal.

• For the first time in franchise history, the Brewers score in every inning as they defeat Atlanta, 11-3, on August 11 at Miller Park.

• The Brewers turn their second triple play of the season in a 5-4 win on September 23 vs. marked the first time in franchise history that the team produced a pair of triple plays in the same season (also April 29 vs. Miami).


• The Brewers defy the odds as they finish 86-76, which marked a 13-game improvement over 2016.....they are eliminated from postseason contention on the penultimate day of the season.

• First-time All-Star Corey Knebel goes 45 consecutive appearances with a strikeout from April 3 to July 15, setting a new single-season Major League record for relievers (Bruce Sutter, 39g, 1977).

Ryan Braun becomes the first player in franchise history to produce 300 home runs as he belts a 2-run shot off John Lackey on September 8 at Chicago-NL.

• The September 15-17 series against the Miami Marlins, originally scheduled to be played in Miami, is relocated to Miller Park due to damage caused by Hurricane a result, the Brewers played 84 home games and 78 road games in 2017.


• Within hours of each other, outfielders Christian Yelich (trade on January 25) and Lorenzo Cain (free agent signing on January 26) are acquired.

• The Brewers play their first tie-breaker game in franchise history on October 1 at Chicago-NL and earn a 3-1 victory to capture their second National League Central 96-67, the team ties the franchise record for regularseason wins (also 2011).

• Including the postseason, the Brewers notch 102 wins, a franchise record for a single year.....the team posts a 12-game winning streak from September 23 to October 12 (including 4 postseason wins), marking the second-longest winning streak in a year in franchise history, trailing only the 13-game streak from April 6-20, 1987.

• The Brewers sweep Colorado in the National League Division Series before losing in seven games to Los Angeles in the National League Championship Series.

• For the first time in franchise history, the Brewers send five players to the All-Star Game: Jesús Aguilar, Lorenzo Cain, Josh Hader, Jeremy Jeffress and Christian Yelich.

• Christian Yelich becomes the fifth player in Major League history to hit for the cycle twice in the same season and first to do it against the same team.....he accomplishes the feat against the Reds on August 29 in Cincinnati and on September 17 in Milwaukee.

• Christian Yelich becomes the first batting champion in franchise history as he hits .326.

• Christian Yelich is named National League Most Valuable Player on November 15, marking the fifth time in franchise history that the Brewers have produced a league MVP.


• The Brewers go on an 18-2 run in September to help capture the second National League Wild Card spot and qualify for the postseason in consecutive years for just the second time in franchise history (also 1981-82).....the team goes on to lose the NL Wild Card Game, 4-3, on October 1 at Washington.

• For the second straight season, the Brewers send a franchise-record five players to the All-Star Game: Yasmani Grandal, Josh Hader, Mike Moustakas, Brandon Woodruff and Christian Yelich.

Ryan Braun smacks the Brewers' 232nd home run of the season to break the franchise record (231 in 2007).....Braun breaks the record in dramatic fashion with a go-ahead grand slam in the ninth inning on September 15 at St. Louis.....the Brewers would finish with 250 home runs.

• Reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich has his season end on September 10 at Miami due to a fractured right knee cap suffered on a foul ball.....he would miss the final 18 games and the Wild Card Game.

• Christian Yelich wins the National League batting title (.329) for the second consecutive season.....he becomes the first player to win consecutive NL batting titles since the Rockies' Larry Walker in 1998 and 1999.

• Christian Yelich (44hr/30sb) becomes the 10th player (12 times) in Major League history to produce a 40/30 season.....he joins Ryan Braun (2012) as the only Brewers to accomplish the feat.

Lorenzo Cain notches his first career Gold Glove Award, joining Carlos Gómez (2013) as the only Brewers center fielders to earn the honor.