The Milwaukee Brewers, to quote a friend, are hot. And their fans are plentiful: This morning, the Milwaukee Business Journal revealed the total 2018 attendance numbers for every Major League Baseball team, and the Brew Crew came in at number 10. Ten! Yes, despite being the smallest metropolitan market in the league, 2,850,875 fans showed up to Miller Park this year. That’s an increase of 11.4 percent from last year, and the 11th time in 12 seasons that the Crew has drawn more than 2.5 million fans. (The team’s biggest year was 2011, when 3,071,373 fans came out.) Hell yeah.
Topping the list this year were the Los Angeles Dodgers, followed by the New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Angels, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox.
The Brewers—the 2018 NL Central Division champs!—open the National League Division Series at Miller Park on Thursday against either the Cubs or the Rockies. In the meantime, here’s this: