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"Pilots' Milwaukee Move Cleared" Wisconsin State Journal, April 1, 1970

"Milwaukee Brewers Facts and Trivia" by Matt Everson


Vocabulary:

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Interesting Fact:

The Milwaukee Brewers lost their first game 12-0 to the California Angels. Their first win came on April 11 when they defeated the Chicago White Sox, 8-4.


Study Questions:

  • What was the win-loss record for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1970?
  • How many fans attended the home games at County Stadium in 1970?
  • What happened to County Stadium?


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  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on April 1:

    1945: American forces invade Okinawa during World War II.
    1960: The first weather satellite is launched from Cape Canaveral.



  • April 1

    April 1, 1970: It is officially announced in the Wisconsin media that the owners of the Seattle Pilots baseball team were granted permission to sell the franchise to Milwaukee investors. The team changed its name to the Milwaukee Brewers and played its first home game at County Stadium on April 7.


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