Classic Matchups – Milwaukee vs. Boston on May 31, 1980
The Milwaukee Brewers played in the American League East division from 1972-93. In 2017, the Brewers will play many of their old foes from the East in Interleague matchups. Baltimore, Boston, Toronto, and the New York Yankees are all on the schedule this season. To celebrate the glory days of the old AL East, I’ve created a “classic opponents” series of blog posts. I’ll be covering great games, opposing teams, and even individual players from the East, particularly from Milwaukee’s golden baseball era of 1978-82.
Boston was a formidable opponent of those classic Brewers teams, with an impressive roster of their own. Both teams had some memorable battles, including a couple of games in 1980 where the Brewers exploded for a truckload of runs.
Both Boston and Milwaukee were chasing New York when they met at Fenway Park on the afternoon of Saturday, May 31, 1980