Milwaukee Brewers: The all-time bracket

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 08: A fan with a haircut showing the Milwaukee Brewers logo follows the spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at Maryvale Baseball Park on March 8, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 08: A fan with a haircut showing the Milwaukee Brewers logo follows the spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at Maryvale Baseball Park on March 8, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /
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Iconic Brewers logos. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
Iconic Brewers logos. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** /

Milwaukee Brewers: The all-time bracket

Championship match

The 2018 Brewers sprinted down the stretch, winning 10 of their final 11 games including a playoff victory over the Chicago Cubs to steal away with the division title.

They followed that up by eliminating the Colorado Rockies in a three-game division series before losing to the Dodgers in a heartbreaking seven game NLCS.

The 1981 team survived that anomalous split season before being eliminated by the Yankees in the opening round of post-season play,

Game 1: the 2018 Brewers played 163 games, winning 96 of them for a .589 percentage. The 1981 team completed a 109-game schedule, winning 62. That works out to a .569 percentage.

Game 2: It’s another victory for 2018, whose .600 post-season record included that sweep of the Rockies before losing the NLCS to Los Angeles in seven games. The 1981 Brewers were  taken out by New York in a five-game division series.

Game 3: The 2018 Brewers only reached 99 on the OPS+ scale. The 1981 Brewers had all that power that within a season would become known as Harvey’s Wallbangers. Harvey (Kuenn) wasn’t on the scene yet, but the power was…and the brewers touched 107  in OPS+.

Game 4: The 2018 Brewers had the superior pitching, as reflected in a 110 ERA+. The 1981 Brewers only pitched to an 89 ERA+.

Game 5: The 2018 Brewers compiled a 39.3WAR. hampered by their shorter schedule – WAR is a counting stat – the 1981 team only got to 21.3 WAR.

Result: 2018 in five games