Chronological Tour: Stop 29

Milwaukee County Stadium

The exterior of Milwaukee County Stadium, Aug-1992.

A look toward home plate from right field, Aug-1998.

The stadium looks out into nothingness, as it is outside of downtown. This photo is from 1992.

Quick Facts: Rating: 2 baseballs
When the Boston Braves took their show on the road in 1953, helping start the westward migration of Major League Baseball, they landed in Milwaukee. They played here at the new Milwaukee County Stadium from 1953 to 1965 before taking off for the warmer climes of Atlanta.

In 1969, Seattle was granted an expansion club in the American League, but the Pilots took off after one season and landed here in Milwaukee, renaming themselves the Brewers after the long-standing minor league club and the tradition of beer-making in the city.

The park was primarily configured for baseball, but was adaptable for football. For many years, the Green Bay Packers came down to Milwaukee to play one or two games at County Stadium.

Construction began following the 1997 season on Miller Park, County Stadium’s replacement. However, a tragic 1999 accident involving a crane that toppled in a windstorm postponed the opening of the new facility, and the Brewers, who slid over to the National League for 1998, extended their stay at County Stadium through 2000.

Game # Date League Level Result
60 Fri 14-Aug-1992 American MLB MILWAUKEE 8, Boston 7, 13 inn, 1st
61 Fri 14-Aug-1992 American MLB MILWAUKEE 1, Boston 0, 2d
330 Wed 19-Aug-1998 National MLB Cincinnati 8, MILWAUKEE 2
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