As Classic Threads continues a look at defunct franchises, let’s look at a squad in the Midwest, The Milwaukee Braves
As the Braves left Boston, a town that essentially treated the team like a little brother, they came to city that embraced them. Milwaukee was a community that longed for a major league team. In getting the Braves, they not only got some great arms and powerful bats, they got some of the baseball’s sharpest looking uniforms.
Even though the Braves moved to Atlanta in the mid-60’s, it was reassuring to know that the town Schlitz made famous would get another MLB team in the 1970’s.