The Brewers had their sights set on a second straight NL Central title on Opening Day after collecting 95 wins in 2021. However, Milwaukee could not keep pace with the Cardinals in the division race and finished one game behind the Phillies for the final wild-card spot with an 86-76 record.
Infielders Rowdy Tellez and Willie Adames cracked 35 and 31 home runs, respectively, and right-hander Brandon Woodruff went 13-4 with a 3.05 ERA and fanned 190 batters in 153.1 innings.
The Brewers have an above-average pitching rotation and will be in the hunt for a division title again next year.
The Milwaukee Brewers are a National League (NL) Central division team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Brewers were founded as the Seattle Pilots in 1969 as an American League expansion team before relocating to Milwaukee in 1970 and becoming known as the Milwaukee Brewers as a nod to the city's association with the brewing industry.
The team has won three NL Division titles, two American League (AL) Division titles, and one AL pennant. They have yet to win a World Series, however, their most recent NL Division title came in 2021. The Brewers’ most iconic moment was their first AL pennant win in 1982 when they defeated the California Angels in the ALCS and advanced to the World Series. Other iconic moments include their 1982 World Series appearance, their 2011 NLCS appearance, and making the postseason for three consecutive years in 2020.
The Brewers play their home games at American Family Field (formerly known as Miller Park) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which has a capacity of 41,900, a retractable roof, and a famously fan-friendly atmosphere.
The biggest rivals of the Milwaukee Brewers are the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers and Cubs have been rivals since their beginnings in the AL East division in the late 1970s, and their rivalry has intensified over the years.
Some of the key players in the history of the Milwaukee Brewers include Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Cecil Cooper, Ryan Braun, and Rollie Fingers. Yount and Molitor are both members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, while Cooper, Braun, and Fingers are all franchise record holders. Yount and Molitor are also two of the most iconic players in the team’s history, having been a part of the Brewers’ 1982 AL pennant win.