Named after Milwaukee's famous beer industry.
First Game Played April 25, 1901
Last Game Played Spetmeber 28, 1901
Moved to St. Louis in 1902
Hugh Duffy 1901
Hall of Famers: (1)
Hugh Duffy OF/MGR 1901
Spring Training History: (1)
Milwaukee, WI 1901
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1901: When the National League got rid of four teams it opened the door for a second Major League. Ban Johnson, who was the President of the minor Western League, decided to step up his league to the next level. He placed teams in cities that the NL just shunned, and other teams were placed in NL cities to create a rivalry. With all this moving around only two cities survived from the Western League, and that was Detroit which was about to have a boom thanks to the Automobile Industry, and Milwaukee which was years away from being a Major League city. Almost from the start of the season plans were under way to relocate the Brewers, this resulted in the club finishing dead last with a 48-89 record. The Brewers would move on to St. Louis the following season, and become the Browns. As for Milwaukee they would be a successful minor league city for years, before, getting another Major League team in 1953, when the NL's Braves moved from Boston. After the Braves left Milwaukee without a team again in 1966, the Brewers were re-incarnated in 1970. Ironically the Brewers moved from Seattle after just one season as had the original Brewers 68 years earlier.
Lloyd Street Grounds 1901
Lloyd Street Grounds
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