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World Series Titles: 1 (1957)

National League Pennants: 2 (1957, 1958)

Franchise Players: Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock, Bob Buhl, Lew Burdette, Del Crandall, Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn

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The Milwaukee Braves played in the National League from 1953 to 1965, winning a World series in 1957.

Citing financial losses and poor attendance in Boston, Boston Braves owner Lou Perini moved the team to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1953, and the club became the Milwaukee Braves. In their first season, they were a success on the field and at the gate, finishing second and setting a National League attendance record. The next season, they became the first NL team to draw more than two million fans. In their first four seasons in Milwaukee, the team finished in second place three times, but even better things were just around the corner.

In 1957, led by National League MVP Hank Aaron and Cy Young Award winner Warren Spahn, the Braves beat the New York Yankees to win the World Series. They repeated as NL champs the following year, but lost the World Series to the Yankees. However, by 1965 their attendance had fallen to worst in the National League and after the season, the team relocated again and became the Atlanta Braves.

For their entire existence, the Milwaukee Braves played in County Stadium.

[edit] Further Reading

  • Bob Buege: The Milwaukee Braves: A Baseball Eulogy, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI, date unknown.
  • William Povletich: Milwaukee Braves: Heroes and Heartbreak, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI, 2009.
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