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The Helena Brewers are a minor league baseball team in the Pioneer League and are the Advanced Rookie League affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. They are located in . The team plays their home games at Kindrick Fieldmarker; built in 1939, the park currently holds 2,010 fans.

Among the best-known players to play in Helena are Hall of Famermarker Ryne Sandberg, who started his career with the Phillies in Helena, Gary Sheffield, who started his career with the Helena Gold Sox in 1986, Jeff Cirillo, who began his career with the 1991 Helena Brewers, and Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.

History

The Helena Phillies joined the Pioneer League in 1978, giving Helena a professional baseball team for the first time in 64 years. In 1984, the Helena Gold Sox won the Pioneer League Championship, a rarity for an independent club. The team hooked on with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1985 and changed its name to the Helena Brewers in 1987. Helena won the PL championship in back-to-back seasons in 1995 and 1996. The franchise moved to Provo, Utahmarker after the 2000 season. In 2003, the Medicine Hat Blue Jays moved to Helena, and the team once again became a Brewers affiliate.

Season-by-season record

Helena Brewers (Pioneer League)
Year Regular Season Post-season
Record Win % Finish* Record Win % Result
30–38 .441 6th
43–26 .623 2nd 0–2 .000 Lost PL Championship vs Lethbridge Dodgers, 0–2
32–38 .457 3rd
22–44 .371 4th
29–41 .414 4th
16–54 .229 4th
44–24 .647 1st 3–1 .750 Won PL Championship vs Billings Mustangs, 3–1
42–26 .618 2nd
38–32 .543 3rd
46–24 .657 1st 1–3 .250 Lost PL Championship vs Salt Lake City Trappers, 1–3
41–29 .586 2nd
38–30 .559 2nd
37–28 .569 3rd
44–26 .629 2nd
50–26 .658 2nd
43–30 .589 1st 1–2 .333 Lost PL Championship vs Billings Mustangs, 1–2
44–28 .611 1st 2–3 .400 Lost PL Championship vs Billings Mustangs, 2–3
49–22 .690 1st 4–1 .800 Won Northern Division Championship vs Idaho Falls Braves, 2–1

Won PL Championship vs Medicine Hat Blue Jays, 2–0
43–29 .597 2nd 4–1 .800 Won Northern Division Championship vs Lethbridge Black Diamonds, 2–1

Won PL Championship vs Ogden Raptors, 2–0
37–34 .521 5th

21–55 .276 4th
47–28 .627 1st 0–2 .000 Lost Northern Division Championship vs Missoula Osprey, 0–2

26–50 .342 4th

48–28 .632 2nd 1–2 .333 Lost Northern Division Championship vs Billings Mustangs, 1–2

39–37 .513 2nd
46–30 .605 1st 2–2 .500 Won Northern Division Championship vs Billings Mustangs, 2–0

Lost PL Championship vs Orem Owlz, 0–2
34–42 .447 3rd
48–28 .632 2nd 1–2 .333 Lost Northern Division Championship vs Great Falls White Sox, 1–2
35–41 .461 6th
Totals 1077–1239 .465 19–21 .475 3 League Championships
Note: * Finish denotes overall position in the league standings.


Notable alumni

Former players include Gary Sheffield, Ryne Sandberg, Ryan Braun, Jeff Cirillo, Matt LaPorta, Jaime Navarro, Mike Sarbaugh, and Jared Theodorakos.

Roster

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