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My 5 Favorite Moments in Brewers History

February 11, 2014

#5 2011 Division Clincher

On September 23, 2011, the Brewers needed a win and a Cardinals loss in order to clinch the division crown.  The Brewers faced the Florida Marlins at Miller Park in Milwaukee.  Three years earlier, Ryan Braun hit a 2-run home run that clinched the Wild Card spot, their first playoff appearance since 1982.  In 2011, he would hit a 3-run home run that propelled them to their first division crown since 1982, as the Cubs and Cardinals game ended 20 minutes after the Brewer game with the Cubs winning 5-1.

Ryan Braun

AP

I still remember jumping up and down in my living room (I live in Florida now, so I couldn’t get to Milwaukee for the game) after Braun hit his 8th inning home run.  John Axford came in to pitch a perfect 9th inning, sealing the victory.  When Bryan Peterson struck out swinging for the last out, the Brewers celebrated on the field and in the clubhouse.  The fans stayed to watch the end of the Cubs-Cardinals game on the scoreboard.  When the Cubs won, the players came back out on to the field to join the celebration.

Brewers Celebrate

Benny Sieu

The Brewers beat the Arizona in the Divisional Series 3 games to 2.  That set up the National League Championship series against the Cardinals, a rematch of the 1982 World Series.  The Cardinals ended the Brewers season with a 4 games to 2 series win, then went on to beat the Texas Rangers in the World Series, 4 games to 3.

Even though they did not get to the World Series, the division clinching game was exciting and it will always be one of my favorite Brewers moment.

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2 Comments
  1. Could use a Brewers writer.. Launching the site to .com this Friday.

  2. Hoping for some of this type of excitement this coming season.

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