PRE-SEASON TRANSACTIONS
March 26 - Mike Strahler released
March 27 - Steve Barber released. Bill Wilson released
March 30 - Traded Wilbur Howard to Houston Astros in exchange for Don Stratton and Larry Yount
REGULAR SEASON TRANSACTIONS
April 29 - Felipe Alou released
May 13 - Purchased Mike Hegan from New York Yankees
June 24 - Traded Bill Parsons and cash to Oakland Athletics in exchange for Deron Johnson
July 13 - Willie Mueller signed as a non-drafted free agent
July 29 - Purchased Dick Selma from California Angels Salt Lake AAA team.
August 12 - Returned Dick Selma to the Angels.
September 7 - Sold Deron Johnson to Boston Red Sox
POST-SEASON TRANSACTIONS
October 22 - Traded John Vukovich to Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Pat Osburn
November 2 - Traded Dave May and a player to be named later to Atlanta Braves in exchange for Hank Aaron; Atlanta Braves received Roger Alexander (December 2, 1974)
December 3 - Traded Steve McCartney to Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Ed Farmer
December 5 - Traded Clyde Wright to Texas Rangers in exchange for Pete Broberg
December 19 - Rick Austin signed as a free agent
April 12 - Robin Yount, 18, collects his first ML hit for the Brewers during a 5-3 loss to the Orioles. Tomorrow, Yount will get his 2nd hit against the Orioles - a game-winning home run April 17 - Cleveland's Gaylord Perry pitches 15 strong innings against Milwaukee and departs with the game tied 4-4. Former Brewer Ken Sanders come on and gives up a home run in the 16th to the Brewers' Bobby Coluccio June 5 - With the 6th pick in the amatuer draft, the Brewers select P Butch Edge. With the number one pick of the June regular phase, San Diego tabbed infielder Bill Almon from Brown University, one of six shortstops selected in round one. Twelve of the first 13 and a total of 16 first round selections went on to become major leaguers, including Lonnie Smith (Philadelphia), Dale Murphy (Atlanta), Garry Templeton (St. Louis), Lance Parrish (Detroit), Willie Wilson (Kansas City) and Rick Sutcliffe (Los Angeles).  Three players from the June regular phase were among the ones who got away. Pitcher Bob Welch (Chicago Cubs, 14th round), infielder Paul Molitor (St. Louis, 28th round) and pitcher Eric Show (Minnesota, 36th round) turned down pro offers for college scholarships.  Milwaukee selected P Butch Edge with their first pick. He would be selected by Toronto in the 1976 AL Expansion Draft in the 12th round. His only major league appearances came in 1979 when he went 3-4 with a 5.23 ERA for the Blue Jays. June 19 - George Scott, who walks to lead off the 2nd inning, is the Brewers' only base runner as the Royals Steve Busby hurls a 2-0 no-hitter. Busby is the first ML pitcher to throw no-hitters in his first two seasons July 7 - In the opener of a doubleheader, Don Money sets a major-league record for consecutive errorless games at 3B with 78. The Brewers beat the Twins 8-5, then lose 5-3. Money will end the season with just five errors, breaking George Kell's record set in 1950. Money also holds the NL record with just 10 errors, set with the Phils in 1972. July 17 - Milwaukee 3B Don Money commits a first-inning error in a 10-5 loss to Minnesota, ending his perfect defensive season after 86 games and 257 chances. Money holds both the NL and AL records for most consecutive chances without an error in a season October 1 - The Orioles beat the Tigers 7-6. When the Brewers beat the Yankees 3-2 in 10 innings, the O's become the AL East champions. October - Jim Baumer is appointed the Director of Baseball Operations, replacing Jim Wilson, who takes over as Chief of Major League Scouting Bureau. 
INFIELD                  G Ag B T   HT  WT ML YR 1973 Team                                    Acquired
Pedro Garcia (2B)      141 24 R R 5-10 175  2  2 MILWAUKEE                                    Free Agent (1-1-69)
Bob Hansen (1B)         58 26 L L 6- 0 195  1  1 Evansville (AAA)                             1969 June Draft – 21st (499th)
Mike Hegan (1B-OF)      89 32 L L 6- 1 190  4  9 OAKLAND - NEW YORK-AL                        Purchase – New York-AL (5-13-74)
*-Deron Johnson (1B-3B) 49 36 R R 6- 2 209  1 14 PHILADELPHIA - OAKLAND                       Trade – Oakland (6-24-74)
Tim Johnson (SS-2B)     93 25 L R 6- 3 185  2  2 MILWAUKEE - Albuquerque (AAA)                Trade – Los Angeles (4-24-73)
Jack Lind (SS-3B)        9 28 B R 6- 0 170  1  1 Evansville (AAA)                             Trade – Cincinnati (1972)
Don Money (3B)         159 27 R R 6- 1 190  2  7 MILWAUKEE                                    Trade – Philadelphia (10-31-72)
George Scott (1B)      158 30 R R 6- 2 215  3  9 MILWAUKEE                                    Trade – Boston (10-11-71)
Bob Sheldon (2B)        10 23 L R 6- 0 170  1  1 Shreveport (AA)                              1972 June Draft – 22nd (507th)
John Vukovich (3B)      38 27 R R 6- 1 190  2  4 MILWAUKEE                                    Trade – Philadelphia (10-31-72)
Robin Yount (SS-CF)    107 18 R R 6- 0 180  1  1 Newark (A)                                   1973 June Draft - 1st (3rd)
OUTFIELD
*-Felipe Alou            3 39 R R 6- 1 195  1 17 NEW YORK-AL - MONTREAL                       Purchase – Montreal (12-7-73)
Ken Berry               98 33 R R 5-11 180  1 13 CALIFORNIA                                   Trade – California (10-22-73)
Johnny Briggs          154 30 L L 6- 1 195  4 11 MILWAUKEE                                    Trade - Philadel (4-22-71)
Bob Coluccio           138 22 R R 5-11 183  2  2 MILWAUKEE                                    1969 June Draft – 17th (403rd)
Rob Ellis               22 24 R R 5-11 180  2  2 Evansville (AAA)                             1971 June Draft (Second) – 1st (3rd)
Sixto Lezcano           15 20 R R 5-11 175  1  1 Shreveport (AA)                              Free Agent (10-1-70)
Dave May               135 30 L R 5-10 186  4  8 MILWAUKEE                                    Trade - Baltimore (6-15-70)
Bobby Mitchell          88 30 R R 6- 4 190  3  4 MILWAUKEE - Evansville (AAA)                 Trade – New York-AL (6-7-71)
Gorman Thomas           17 23 R R 6- 2 210  2  2 MILWAUKEE - Evansville (AAA)                 1969 June Draft – 1st (21st)
CATCHERS
Charlie Moore           72 21 R R 5-11 180  2  2 MILWAUKEE-Evansville (AAA)-Shreveport (AA)   1971 June Draft – 5th (97th)
Darrell Porter         131 22 L R 6- 0 193  4  4 MILWAUKEE                                    1970 June Draft - 1st (4th)
STARTING PITCHERS    GS  G Ag B T   HT  WT ML YR 1973 Team                                    Acquired
Bill Champion        23 31 26 R R 5- 9 185  2  6 MILWAUKEE                                    Trade – Philadelphia (10-31-72)
Jim Colborn          31 33 28 R R 6- 0 191  3  6 MILWAUKEE                                    Trade - Chicago-NL (12-3-71)
Kevin Kobel          24 34 20 R L 6- 1 195  2  2 MILWAUKEE - Shreveport (AA)                  1971 June Draft - 11th (214st)
Jim Slaton           35 40 24 R R 6- 0 185  4  4 MILWAUKEE                                    1969 June Draft - 15th (355th)
Clyde Wright         32 38 33 R L 6- 1 185  1  9 CALIFORNIA                                   Trade – California (10-22-73)
RELIEF PITCHERS
Larry Anderson        0  2 21 R R 6- 3 190  1  1 Shreveport (AA) - Danville (A)               1971 June Draft - 2nd (27th)
Jerry Bell            0  5 26 B R 6- 4 190  4  4 MILWAUKEE                                    1969 Jan Draft - 2nd round (45th)
Bill Castro           0  8 20 R R 5-11 170  1  1 Danville (A)                                 Free Agent (10-24-70)
Roger Miller          0  2 20 R R 6- 3 200  1  1 Danville (A)                                 1972 June Draft - 15th (342nd)
Tom Murphy            0 70 28 R R 6- 3 185  1  7 ST. LOUIS - Omaha (AAA)                      Trade – St. Louis (12-8-73)
Eduardo Rodriguez     6 43 23 R R 6- 0 185  2  2 MILWAUKEE-Evansville (AAA)-Shreveport (AA)   Free Agent (11-26-71)
*-Dick Selma          0  2 30 R R 5-11 175  1 10 PHILADELPHIA - Tulsa (AAA)                   Purchase – California (7-29-74)
Ed Sprague           10 20 28 R R 6- 4 195  2  6 CINCINNATI-ST. LOUIS-MILWAUKEE-Tulsa (AAA)   Purchase – St. Louis (9-4-73)
Bill Travers          1 23 21 L L 6- 6 200  1  1 Evansville (AAA)                             1970 June Draft - 6th (124th)
* - Traded or released during the season
TEAM                          W   L .PCT    GB  POS MANAGER                        LEADING BATTER - AVERAGE   LEADING BATTER - RBIS      HOME RUN LEADER            LEADING PITCHER - WINS   LEADING PITCHER -   ERA
AAA PCL Sacramento Solons    66  78 .458 -13.0  5/5 Bob Lemon                      Bob Sheldon           .332 Bill McNulty           135 Bill McNulty            55 Tom Hausman           12 Roger Miller       4.48
AA  Tex Shreveport Captains  59  79 .428 -21.0  3/4 Gene Freese, Ken McBride       Thomas Stedman        .311 Gary Martz              78 David Lindsey           18 Robert Alexander      10 Roger Alexander    3.42
A   MWL Danville Warriors    61  57 .517 - 1.5  2/5 Matt Galante                   James Richardson      .285 Dennis Holmberg         59 Roger Danson            21 Lafayette Currence    15 Lafayette Currence 2.73
A   NYP Newark Co-Pilots     30  36 .214 -21.5   5/6 John Felske                   Jim Gantner           .305 Raymond Rudolph         38 Steve Bowling           12 Barry Cort             8 Barry Cort         2.27
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
Sacramento - 3B Bill McNulty Danville - 1B James Richardson Newark - SS Jim Gantner, P Barry Cort
PLAYOFFS
DANVILLE - Defeated Quad Cities in semi-finals, 2 games to 1; Defeated Appleton in championship, 2 games to 0
1974 MILWAUKEE BREWERS (76-86)
5th, 15 Games Back (AL East)
 Manager : Del Crandall