PRE-SEASON TRANSACTIONS
February 14 - Sold Billy Conigliaro to Oakland Athletics
March 27 - Traded Mike Ferraro to Minnesota Twins in exchange for Ken Reynolds
March 29 - Chuck Taylor released
REGULAR SEASON TRANSACTIONS
April 24 - Traded Rick Auerbach to Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Tim Johnson
May 31 - Purchased Rob Gardner from Oakland Athletics
June 2 - Rick Austin signed as a free agent
July 16 - Purchase of Rob Gardner from Oakland Athletics voided
September 4 - Purchased Rick Auerbach from Los Angeles. Purchased Ed Sprague from St. Louis
September 11 - Traded Greg Erardi to Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Lafayette Currence
POST-SEASON TRANSACTIONS
October 2 - Sold Ken Reynolds to St. Louis Cardinals
October 22 - Traded Ellie Rodriguez, Skip Lockwood, Gary Ryerson, Ollie Brown and Joe Lahoud to California in exchange for Clyde Wright, Steve Barber, Ken Berry, Art Kusnyer and cash
October 23 - John Felske released
October 27 - Sold Rick Auerbach to Los Angeles Dodgers
November 7 - Traded Frank Linzy to Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Bill Wilson
December 6 - Traded Ray Newman to Detroit Tigers in exchange for Mike Strahler
December 7 - Purchased Felipe Alou from Montreal Expos
December 8 - Traded Bob Heise to St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Tom Murphy
December 27 - Rick Austin released
April 6 - At Baltimore, Dave McNally fires a three-hitter as the Orioles roll over the Brewers, 10-0. Don Baylor has three doubles, a homer, and four RBIs, while Brooks Robinson bangs two homers for four RBIs  April 15 - Brewer rookie Gorman Thomas hits his first ML homer, off Jim Palmer, to tie the O's in 9th, and Milwaukee wins it in the 11th on Pedro Garcia's game-winner, The Orioles split for the day by taking the nitecap May 1 - Brewers starter Bill Parsons walks the first three A's batters and is lifted for Jim Colborn, who pitches a complete game, 4-3, win. Johnny Briggs drives in all the Milwaukee runs, including a home run in the 9th inning off Blue Moon Odom (0-5), to win it May 17 - Milwaukee beats the Indians 2-1 on Dave May's home run in the bottom of the 17th inning. It is May's 10th home run of the season, one more than he had in 1972 June 17 - Darrell Porter and Joe Lahoud each contribute grand slams to Milwaukee's 15-5 rout of Chicago. Lahoud has six RBI in the win. It is Milwaukee's 9th straight victory, all on the road. The Brewers, first in the East, will extend their win streak to 10 before sliding down to 5th place June 18 - The Brewers win their 15th game in their last 16, beating the Red Sox 8-3 behind Jim Colborn's 6th win. George Scott leads Milwaukee with two homers and three RBIs June 19 - Before a crowd of 37,836, the visiting Red Sox sweep the Brewers, winning 8-4 and 4-1. The Brewers win streak stops at 10 June 20 - Red Sox lead off batters Rick Miller and Reggie Smith belt homers off Milwaukee's Bill Parsons. In 1971, Smith also followed a leadoff homer with one of his own. Bill Lee makes the lead stand up in beating the Brewers' Bill Parsons, 3-2 July 7 - The Brewers unload on 18-year-old P David Clyde to whip the Rangers 19-5 and hand Eddie Rodriguez his first ML win, a complete-game effort. Milwaukee has a 5-run 6th and 7-run 7th and is paced by Bobby Coluccio's grand slam and Don Money's 3-run homer July 27 - Thurman Munson singles home the winner in the bottom of the 12th to give the Yankees a 1-0 win over the Brewers starter Jim Colborn July 31 - The Tigers win a pair from the Brewers 6-5 and 9-4 and end Dave May's American League season-best hitting streak at 24 games August 4 - John Briggs of the Brewers goes 6-for-6 in a 9-4 win over the Indians. Jim Colborn (14-7) is the winner August 6 - In Milwaukee, an exhibition game between the Brewers and the Atlanta Braves draws 33,337. The Brewers win, 7-5 in the 4th and last exhibition between the two teams. But the big thrill is provided by Hank Aaron, who homers. September 18 - The Brewers reach 70 wins for the first time in franchise history, besting the Tigers. Jim Colborn goes all the way for his 19th win and Dave May hits his 25th home run of the year September 22 - Al Bumbry ties the major-league record with three triples as the Orioles beat the Brewers 7-1 and clinch the American League East title September 26 - In front of a home crowd of 4,804, Jim Colborn wins his 20th for the Brewers, defeating the Yankees, 5-2. George Scott chips in with two RBIs, giving him 100 for the year. Colborn is the Brewers first 20-game winner and the first in Milwaukee since Tony Cloninger did it for the Braves in 1965 September 29 - In the Red Sox 9-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, Bobby Mitchell crushes a home run out of Fenway to right of flagpole. This is just the 5th homer hit out there (Green Cathedrals). Lefty Roger Moret wins his 13th against just two losses.
TEAM                          W   L .PCT    GB  POS MANAGER                        LEADING BATTER - AVERAGE   LEADING BATTER - RBIS      HOME RUN LEADER            LEADING PITCHER - WINS   LEADING PITCHER - ERA
AAA AA  Evansville Triplets  66  70 .485 -17.0  3/4 Mike Roarke                    Tommie Reynolds       .307 Tommie Reynolds         80 Tommie Reynolds         16 Ken Reynolds          15 Gary Ryerson     2.09 
AA  Tex Shreveport Captains  70  68 .507 - 7.0  2/4 Gene Freese                    Sixto Lezcano         .293 Sixto Lezcano           90 Rick Richardson         20 Hausman/Kobel         12 Thomas King      2.36
A   MWL Danville Warriors    66  57 .537 + 4.0  1/5 Bernie Smith                   Price Thomas          .303 Price Thomas            74 Price Thomas            13 Bill Castro           11 BIll Castro      1.82
A   NYP Newark Co-Pilots     15  55 .214 -31.5  8/8 Matt Galante                   Perry Danforth        .314 Gil Stafford            35 Samuel Killingsworth     7 Greg Erardi            4 Greg Erardi      1.75
NOTE: Batting Average based on a minimum of 300 at-bats (200 for short season). ERA based on a minimum of 100 IP (50 - short season)
MINOR LEAGUE ALLSTARS
Danville - MGR Bernie Smith Newark - SS Robin Yount
PLAYOFFS
DANVILLE - Defeated Danville in playoff, 2 games to 0;  Lost to Wisconsin Rapids in championship, 2 games to 1
INFIELD                  G Ag B T   HT  WT ML YR 1972 Team                                    Acquired
*-Rick Auerbach (SS)     6 23 R R 6- 0 165  3  3 MILWAUKEE                                    Jan 1969 Secondary Draft - 7th (145)
Pedro Garcia (2B)      160 23 R R 5-10 175  1  1 Evansville (AAA)                             Free Agent (1-1-69)
Bob Heise (SS-2B)       49 26 R R 6- 0 175  3  7 MILWAUKEE                                    Trade - San Francisco (6-1-71)
Tim Johnson (SS-2B)    136 24 L R 6- 3 185  1  1 El Paso (AA)                                 Trade – Los Angeles (4-24-73)
Don Money (3B)         145 26 R R 6- 1 190  1  6 PHILADELPHIA                                 Trade – Philadelphia (10-31-72)
George Scott (1B)      158 29 R R 6- 2 215  2  8 MILWAUKEEE                                   Trade – Boston (10-11-71)
John Vukovich (3B)      55 26 R R 6- 1 190  1  3 Eugene (AAA)                                 Trade – Philadelphia (10-31-72)
OUTFIELD
Johnny Briggs          142 29 L L 6- 1 195  3 10 MILWAUKEE                                    Trade - Philadelphia (4-22-71)
Ollie Brown             97 29 R R 6- 3 200  2  9 MILWAUKEE                                    Waivers - Oakland (6-29-72)
Bob Coluccio           124 21 R R 5-11 183  1  1 Evansville (AAA)                             June 1969 Draft – 17th (403rd)
Wilbur Howard           16 24 B R 6- 2 175  1  1 Evansville (AAA)                             June 1968 Draft – 19th (443rd)
Joe Lahoud              96 26 L L 6- 0 202  2  6 MILWAUKEE                                    Trade – Boston (10-11-71)
Dave May               156 29 L R 5-10 186  4  7 MILWAUKEE                                    Trade - Baltimore (6-15-70)
Bobby Mitchell          47 29 R R 6- 4 190  2  3 Evansville (AAA)                             Trade – New York-AL (6-7-71)
Gorman Thomas           59 22 R R 6- 2 210  1  1 San Antonio (AA)                             June 1969 Draft – 1st (21st)
CATCHERS
John Felske             13 31 R R 6- 3 195  2  3 MILWAUKEE - Evansville (AAA)                 Minor League Draft – Chicago-NL (12-1-69)
Charlie Moore            8 20 R R 5-11 180  1  1 Danville (A)                                 June 1971 Draft – 5th (97th)
Darrell Porter         117 21 L R 6- 0 193  3  3 MILWAUKEE - Evansville (AAA)                 June 1970 Draft - 1st (4th)
Ellie Rodriguez         94 27 R R 5-11 185  3  6 Danville (A)                                 Trade - Kansas City (2-2-71)
STARTING PITCHERS    GS  G Ag B T   HT  WT ML YR 1972 Team                                    Acquired
Jerry Bell           25 31 25 B R 6- 4 190  3  3 MILWAUKEE - Evansville (AAA)                 Jan 1969 Draft - 2nd round (45th)
Jim Colborn          36 43 27 R R 6- 0 191  2  5 MILWAUKEE                                    Trade – Chicago-NL (12-3-71)
Skip Lockwood        15 37 27 R R 6- 0 200  5  5 MILWAUKEE                                    Expansion Draft - Oakland (46th)
Bill Parsons         17 20 25 R R 6- 6 195  3  3 MILWAUKEE                                    June 1968 Draft - 7th (156th)
Jim Slaton           38 38 23 R R 6- 0 185  3  3 MILWAUKEE - Evansville (AAA)                 June 1969 Draft - 15th (355th)
RELIEF PITCHERS
Bill Champion        11 37 25 R R 5- 9 185  1  5 PHILADELPHIA                                 Trade – Philadelphia (10-31-72)
*-Rob Gardner         0 10 28 R L 6- 1 176  1  8 NEW YORK-AL - Syracuse (AAA)                 Purchase – Oakland (5-31-73)
Kevin Kobel           1  2 19 R L 6- 1 195  1  1 San Antonio (AA)                             June 1971 Draft - 11th (214st)
Frank Linzy           1 42 32 R R 6- 1 190  2 10 MILWAUKEE                                    Trade – St. Louis (3-26-72) 
Ray Newman            0 11 28 L L 6- 5 205  2  3 MILWAUKEE - Evansville (AAA)                 Trade – Chicago-NL (3-31-72)
Ken Reynolds          1  2 26 L L 6- 0 180  1  4 PHILADELPHIA                                 Trade – Minnesota (3-27-73)
Eduardo Rodriguez     6 30 21 R R 6- 0 185  1  1 Danville (A)                                 Free Agent (11-26-71)
Gary Ryerson          4  9 25 R L 6- 1 175  2  2 MILWAUKEE - Evansville (AAA)                 Trade – San Francisco (10-20-71)
Chris Short           7 42 35 R L 6- 4 205  1 15 PHILADELPHIA                                 Waivers – Philadelphia (11-16-72)
Ed Sprague            0  7 27 R R 6- 4 195  1  5 CINCINNATI                                   Purchase – St. Louis (9-4-73)
Carlos Velazquez      0 18 25 R R 5-11 180  1  1 Evansville (A)                               Free Agent (1-1-69)
* - Traded or released during the season
1973 MILWAUKEE BREWERS (74-88)
5th, 23 Games Back (AL East)
 Manager : Del Crandall