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Milwaukee Brewers -- Miller Park

The Milwaukee Brewers began life as the Seattle Pilots, a short-lived American League club that went bankrupt after the its lone season in 1969. The franchise was moved to Milwaukee by Bud Selig, who handed over control of the team when he eventually became the commissioner of Major League Baseball.

Ballpark

The home games on the Brewers schedule were played at Milwaukee County Stadium between 1970 and 2000, an outdoor park that was occasionally shared by the NFL's Green Bay Packers. The Brew Crew, as they're commonly known, moved into a new ballpark in time for the 2001 season. Miller Park, which has made news headlines with its a retractable roof to make spring and fall games bearable for fans and players alike, has an official capacity of 41,900. Sports Illustrated described the park as having the best all-round value for fans in a 2005 survey.

One World Series Appearance

Despite playing for more than four decades, the Brewers haven't had the chance to celebrate a World Series title. The club has one American League Pennant, in 1982, but has made the postseason just four times. Between 1993 and 2004, the club went 12 seasons without a winning record.

Milwaukee Brewers Roster

Five players to have appeared on the Brewers roster are now enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame, although only two entered Cooperstown wearing Milwaukee's cap. These two players, Paul Molitor and Robin Yount, are joined by Hank Aaron, Rollie Fingers and Don Sutton, each of whom represents a different team in the hall. Beyond their hall of famers, the Brewers have been led by such stars as Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun, Cecil Cooper and Rickie Weeks.

Spring Training

The Brewers Spring Training facility is Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, AZ. The park opened in 1998 and has an official capacity of 7,000. Before moving to Maryvale Baseball Park, the Brewers spent more than a decade at Compadre Stadium. Milwaukee's Minor League Baseball affiliates are the Triple-A Nashville Sounds, Double-A Huntsville Stars, Advanced-A Brevard County Manatees, Class-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and rookie league Helena Brewers, Arizona League Brewers and Dominican Summer League Brewers.

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