On March 13, 1953, the Boston Braves left their hometown after playing 76 seasons of baseball in Boston. They ended up in Atlanta via Milwaukee, but their rich history was already made in New England, where they captured ten pennants and one world championship. The 1914 World Series, a four-game sweep of the Philadelphia Athletics, was considered by the Associated Press to be the greatest sports upset of the first half of the twentieth century. In Images of Sports: The Boston Braves, author Richard Johnson tells the story of this beloved team. Thirty-eight Boston Braves represent the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, including players as famous as Rabbit Maranville and Babe Ruth and as colorful as Kid Nichols and Warren Spahn. The Braves left more than just a baseball legacy in Boston. In 1947, Braves' management founded the Jimmy Fund, now an internationally known organization, to raise funds for cancer research and treatment at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. In 1950, outfielder Sam Jethroe made history as Boston's first African-American major leaguer.
Author: Richard A. Johnson Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC) Published: 04/12/2001 Pages: 128 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.72lbs Size: 9.30h x 6.76w x 0.39d ISBN: 9780738505367
About the Author Johnson, Richard A.: - Richard Johnson is the curator of the Sports Museum of New England located at the Fleet Center in Boston. He has also written and edited numerous books on a variety of baseball and sports topics. His extensive and unusual collection of rare photographs and his rich knowledge of baseball history come together here to tell the story of the Boston Braves. For anyone who can remember attending the games or who has heard stories of those early days at Braves Field, Boston Braves will bring the team's history alive.