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Home of the Braves : the battle for baseball in Milwaukee

Author: Patrick W Steele
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the struggling Boston Braves relocated to Milwaukee in March 1953, the city went wild for its new baseball team. Soon, the Braves were winning games, drawing bigger crowds than any team but the Brooklyn Dodgers, and turning Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, and Warren Spahn into Hall of Famers. Within five years the team would win a World Series and two pennants. It seemed the dawn of a new dynasty. Impassioned fans  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick W Steele
ISBN: 9780299318109 0299318109
OCLC Number: 1004376323
Description: xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Bob Buege --
Acknowledgments --
Prologue --
"You keep the Brewers, we'll keep the Braves," 1945-1953 --
Home of the Braves, 1953-1954 --
Bush Leaguers, 1955-1957 --
The beginning of the end, 1958-1961 --
Something new, 1962-1963 --
Bringing down the curtain, 1964 --
Lame ducks, 1965 --
Milwaukee v. The Braves, 1966 --
Epilogue --
Appendix: Seasonal attendance following relocation.
Responsibility: Patrick W. Steele.

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When the struggling Boston Braves relocated to Milwaukee in March 1953, the city went wild for its new baseball team. Within five years the team would win a World Series and two pennants. Yet in  Read more...

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