Milwaukee welcomes major league baseball to the city, 1953
Milwaukee Wisconsin USA Date:1953, April 9 Duration:54 sec Sound:Yes
Newsreel clip on the Braves, Milwaukee's first Major League Baseball team, arriving in town for the first time. Girls in theme sweaters hold theme bags to welcome the team. Club owner Lou Perini and Mayor Frank Zeidler wait for the team's arrival. Men lay out a red carpet for the team. Men, women, and children wait to receive and welcome the players. The team arrives at the Union Station. Team manager Charlie Grimm and the players get off the train. A large crowd gathered to witness the event. Players in convertibles ride through city streets crammed with tens of thousands of people. Wisconsin Avenue (renamed Braves Drive for the day) flanked by people on either side. Players, in civilian clothes, wave to the crowds. (Note: the Braves had just moved from Boston. They would stay in Milwaukee only 13 years before moving to Atlanta.)
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