As attendance declined, Perini sold the Braves in November to a group of investors from Chicago.
They tried to move the club to Atlanta after the season, but the stadium lease held them in Milwaukee through State Attorney General Bronson La Follette sued to keep the team, but on Opening Day the once-beloved Braves, who had never experienced a losing season in 13 years in Milwaukee, were playing in Atlanta Stadium. Buege, Bob.
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For Further Reading Buege, Bob. Leave a Comment Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. When the struggling Boston Braves relocated to Milwaukee in March , the city went wild for its new baseball team. Within five years the team would win a World Series and two pennants.
Milwaukee Braves: Heroes and Heartbreak
It seemed the dawn of a new dynasty. Impassioned fans wore their hearts on their sleeves. Yet in October team owners made a shocking announcement: the Braves were moving to Atlanta.
In the decades since, many have tried to understand why the Braves left Milwaukee. Fans blamed greedy owners and the lure of Coca Cola cash. Team management claimed they weren't getting enough local support.
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Patrick Steele delves deeply into all facets of the story, looking at the changing business of baseball in the s, the interactions of the team owners with the government officials who controlled County Stadium, the surging success of the Green Bay Packers, and much more, to understand how the "Milwaukee Miracle" went south. Patrick W.
Steele is an associate professor of history at Concordia University Wisconsin. He is a member of the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association. Home of the Braves grapples with that issue, and its conclusions may surprise you.