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Home of the Braves: The Battle for Baseball in Milwaukee
by Patrick Steele
University of Wisconsin Press, 2020
eISBN: 978-0-299-31818-5 | Cloth: 978-0-299-31810-9 | Paper: 978-0-299-31814-7
Library of Congress Classification GV875.M5S74 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 796.357640977595

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Winner of the Gambrinus Prize from the Milwaukee County Historical Society

In March 1953, the Boston Braves relocated to Milwaukee. They soon found success with stars like Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews. The team began drawing bigger crowds than almost any other and went on to win two pennants and a World Series within five years. To fans, it was the dawn of a new dynasty—making it even more of a shock when the owners announced in October 1964 that the Braves would move once again, this time to Atlanta. Patrick Steele examines all facets of the story to understand why the "Milwaukee Miracle" went south.

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