Doug Melvin was hired by the Milwaukee Brewers in the Summer of 2002 to take over a team that needed a rebuilding process badly. The Brewers posted the worst record in franchise history that year, dropping 106 of the 162 games leading to the second worst record in baseball.
With the high draft picks from their multiple losing seasons, a core of Prince Fielder, Rickie Weeks, and Ryan Braun was formed. The core brought excitement back to the city of Milwaukee about baseball, and the trio was able to get the Brewers two wins away form the World Series in 2011. The success hasn’t been the same in awhile, and Melvin, who is age 62, has decided to step down from the Brewers general manager spot and take over as an adviser.
#Brewers GM Doug Melvin says he is ready to move to advisory role. Club begins search for new GM immediately. Story coming to MLB .com.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) August 11, 2015
Melvin finishes his career as Brewers general manager with a 1,004-1,052 win-loss record. They have finished as a sub-.500 team seven times as well. The Brewers had five different managers during Melvin’s tenure.
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