By the Numbers: World Series Draughts


Number of Major League Baseball teams that have never won a World Series, including the Milwaukee Brewers. (At press time, one of those seven, the Washington Nationals, had just forced a game 7 against the Houston Astros.)


Seasons, the longest drought without a World Series title, by the Cleveland Indians. The Brewers franchise moved to Milwaukee from Seattle in 1969. 


Years since a Milwaukee team has won the World Series. The Milwaukee Braves defeated the Yankees in 1957. The Braves moved to Atlanta in 1966. 


Years since Milwaukee last appeared in a World Series, third only to the Seattle Mariners, who have never appeared in a World Series; and the Pittsburgh Pirates (1979)


Playoff appearances by the Brewers during the franchise’s last 12 seasons


Playoff appearances by the Brewers during the franchise’s first 38 seasons 


Rank of the Milwaukee Brewers’ ball-in-glove logo among all sports logos (no source; it’s just obvious). Rumors are circulating that the Brewers will return to this logo for their 50th-anniversary season in 2020.

Sources:, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel