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

September 9, 1992: Hall-of-Famer Robin Yount becomes the 17th player in history and the third-youngest ever to reach 3,000 hits, with a seventh inning single off Cleveland's Jose Mesa.
   
1991  -

On May 1, the Brewers and White Sox play a marathon 19-inning contest which lasts 6:05, the longest home game in Brewers history. The Brewers win, 10-9.

Paul Molitor becomes the fourth Brewer to hit for the cycle as he does it at Minnesota with all of the hits coming off Kevin Tapani on May 15. Molitor becomes just the third designated hitter, joining Robin Yount and Kansas City's John Mayberry (1975), to hit for the cycle.

On June 12, Mexican heroes Teddy Higuera and Fernando Valenzuela match up for the first time in Anaheim. Higuera wins the duel striking out 10 batters for the 16th time in his career in an 8-0 Brewers victory.

Cal Eldred wins his Major League debut as a starter on September 24 vs. New York becoming the first Brewers rookie to win his Major League debut as a starter since Rickey Keeton in 1980.

After the season, the Brewers reorganize their front office and field personnel: Sal Bando is named Senior Vice President - Baseball Operations, Al Goldis is named Vice President - Scouting and Planning, Harry Dalton is Senior Vice President - Special Projects and Bruce Manno is Assistant Vice President - Baseball Operations on October 8.

1992  -

Chris Bosio and Cal Eldred each post club record 10-game winning streaks. Bosio wins his 10th straight September 24 vs. California while Eldred records his 10th consecutive on September 29 at Seattle.

Jaime Navarro, the Brewers leading winner with 17 victories, does not allow a hit until a triple in the 8th inning by Steve Sax on July 17 at Comiskey Park.

After losing the first four games of a road trip, the Brewers hammer Toronto on August 28 when they set American League records with 31 hits and 26 singles in a 22-2 trouncing of the Blue Jays. The Brewers also set club records with 22 runs, 38 total bases and a 20-run winning margin.

On September 9, Robin Yount becomes the 17th player in Major League history to record 3,000 career hits as he singles off Cleveland's Jose Mesa in the seventh inning. Yount is the third youngest player in history to reach the 3,000 hit mark behind Ty Cobb and Hank Aaron. Yount is named the American League's Player of the Week for his accomplishments.

After a valiant effort which captivates the imagination of the entire country, the Brewers are eliminated from the American League East race on the second-to-last day of the season when the Blue Jays finally clinch the title.

1993  -

Cal Eldred becomes the first Brewers pitcher to lead the league in innings pitched as he throws 258 frames.

Greg Vaughn is the Brewers lone All-Star and becomes the first Brewer since 1986 to belt 30 home runs in a season.

Robin Yount concludes his 20th Major League season. He drives in his 1,400th career run on September 12 vs. Seattle. He also registers his 200th career hit against the Minnesota Twins on April 20 to become the only player to have at least 200 hits against every team he has played against.

Milwaukee features the first Australian pitcher in Major League history when Graeme Lloyd appears at Oakland on April 11. Lloyd and catcher Dave Nilsson, comprise the first Australian battery on April 14 vs. California.

Milwaukee sets a club record for road attendance with 2,269,077 fans away from home.

1994  -

The Brewers celebrate 25 years in the American League. For the 1994 season, the club joined a new realigned American League Central Division with a new look, new logo, new uniforms and new faces.

On April 27, Minnesota's Scott Erickson no-hits the Brewers, marking only the second time in franchise history that has happened.

For the first time in four years, Milwaukee has a pitcher named to the American League All-Star team. Ricky Bones, who earns the spot, is the only player not used in the AL's 9-8 loss to the NL.

The Brewers also set a team standard by getting at least one extra base hit in 61 consecutive games.

David Nilsson becomes the first Brewers catcher to reach double-digits in home runs in seven years with 12 bombs.

1995  -

B.J. Surhoff enjoys his finest year in the big leagues, playing six different positions and being named American League Player of the Week once and sharing the award on another occasion.

Surhoff also reaches a couple of career milestones - playing in his 1,000th game in a Brewers uniform and picking up his 1,000th hit as a Brewer.

Mike Fetters once again anchors the Milwaukee bullpen, converting his first 15 save opportunities to increase his consecutive save streak to a club record 20.

On August 19, Governor Tommy Thompson, Milwaukee County Executive Tom Ament, Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist and Brewers President Allan H. "Bud" Selig unveil a $250 million financing plan for a new Brewers Stadium.

Governor Tommy Thompson signs the Stadium Bill into law in the centerfield parking lot at County Stadium on October 12 assuring Wisconsin would remain a Major League State for the next 30 years.

1996  -

David Nilsson makes Brewers history on May 17 when he hits two home runs in the sixth inning against the Twins in Minnesota. Nilsson becomes the first Milwaukee player in club history, the 29th player in Major League baseball history and the 12th player in American League history to hit two homers in an inning.

Greg Vaughn is the Brewers lone representative at the All-Star Game in Philadelphia, but is unable to play in the game due to food poisoning.

John Jaha compiles a .300 average to go with 34 home runs and 118 RBI. Jaha becomes the first player to hit at least .300 with 30 homers and 100 RBI since Cecil Cooper in 1983. He is the first player since Robin Yount in 1983 to collect at least 100 RBI and the first player since Greg Vaughn in 1993 to hit 30-or-more home runs

Third baseman Jeff Cirillo has a breakthrough season, compiling a .325 batting average, the highest average for a second-year player in club history. Cirillo also collects 46 doubles, tying him for second with Yount (1982) for most doubles in a single season.

On November 9, the Brewers officially break ground on Miller Park, their state-of-the-art ballpark.

1997  -

On May 7, the Brewers and Oakland Athletics play the longest 1-0 nine-inning game in Major League history. The contest lasts three hours and 20 minutes at County Stadium. Jeff D'Amico makes the start for the Brewers while Steve Karsay takes the hill for the A's.

The Brewers play their first interleague game on June 13 at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs. Jeff D'Amico leads the Brewers to a 4-2 win over the Cubs, while Terry Mulholland takes the loss. Thousands of Wisconsin fans are among the 36,107 who enjoyed the victory in the first interleague contest at a National League park. The Brewers are the first American League team (other than an exhibition contest) to play in Wrigley Field since the 1945 World Series.

Third baseman Jeff Cirillo makes his first All-Star Game appearance on July 8 in Cleveland. As the Brewers only All-Star, Cirillo is 0-1 with a seventh-inning strikeout in the game.

Steve Woodard makes his Major League debut in game one of a July 28 doubleheader with Toronto at County Stadium. Woodard picks up his first win by tossing eight innings of one-hit ball and striking out 12 batters. He outduels Roger Clemens and ties the American League record for most strikeouts in a Major League debut set by Elmer Myers of the Philadelphia Athletics in 1915. In game two, the Brewers turn their first triple play since 1979. Alex Gonzalez grounds into a Jeff Cirillo (3B) to Mark Loretta (2B) to David Nilsson (1B) triple play in the fourth inning.

On November 6, the Brewers, as part of Phase One of Major League Baseball's realignment plan, become a member of the National League. The Brewers transfer, the first since the American League was formed at the turn of the century, was necessary to create a 16-team National League and a 14-team American League. Milwaukee joins the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central Division.

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