While most seven-game series are characterized by nail-biters, the Brewers actually outscored the Phillies by thirty runs, a total that was fattened by victories of nine, eighteen, and thirteen runs in the games at County Stadium.
Brewers' owner Carl Alexis, shown above, was exuberant at the end of Game 7. "I wasn't sure we could beat them at their own place," Alexis said. "In fact, I figured it was all over, so I left my Brewers cap back home." When a reporter asked Alexis what the 'W' on his hat signified, the owner looked perplexed for a moment before answering, "uh... Winners!"
Sadly, there was a somber ending to the night's festivities, as Alexis announced his plans to assume control of the Atlanta Braves franchise in 1982. Our crack team of investigators discovered that Alexis initially planned to move the Milwaukee franchise to Atlanta, before backing down after being bodily threatened by a fan wielding a Henry Aaron bobblehead. "He might as well go," the fan said as he and his bobblehead were being arrested. "The dude is unbelievable. Did you notice he toasted the Brewers' win with champagne instead of beer?"
Carl! Congratulations, buddy.
Now, on to 1982.