It Was 45 Years Ago Today – Milwaukee Brewers Research

David Stearns was recently hired to be the ninth General Manager of the Milwaukee Brewers.  Ask any hardcore Brewers fan to name the other eight GM’s and most will say Doug Melvin, Harry Dalton, Sal Bando, and perhaps even Dean Taylor.  But from 1970-77, the team went through four GM’s in pretty rapid fire:  Marvin Milkes, Frank Lane, Jim Wilson, and Jim Baumer.  Dalton’s arrival in 1977 ushered in a 14 year stint in the top job, and with that came stability, consistency, winning baseball, and a trip to the World Series.

A lot of my research this year has revolved around the first few seasons of Brewers baseball.  It was 45 years ago today that Marvin Milkes’ resignation as Brewers GM became public in the Milwaukee Journal. Most websites list his resignation as December 17 (the day it became public knowledge), but I believe he resigned at least a day or two before.  I’m splitting hairs, I know.

A portion of the blog post here previously may be published as content in my Milwaukee Brewers historical book. For this reason the post has been taken down. This page remains in place so links posted to here on various social media sites remain active.

Details on the book publisher and a release date will be posted here in 2017. Thank you for your patience!

 

Marvin Milkes when he was GM of the Seattle Pilots

Marvin Milkes when he was GM of the Seattle Pilots

 

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