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Classic Milwaukee Braves Photographs

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  • #16
    Warren Spahn

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    you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
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    • #17
      Another Adcock. (Love the claw style glove.) And a nice Spahn. I know we usually go for color pics, but I really like this image.
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      "It's like watching a Western. It's slow, so you can watch the chess moves. Nothing seems to happen, but when it goes down, it goes down big." - Howard Bryant

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      • #18
        Spahnie pitching to Big Klu, in picture 17.
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        Pushing on the doors of life marked "pull."
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Ralph Zig Tyko View Post
          ... is my nomination for the Baseball Fever Hall O' Fame.
          thank you Ralph. mind if i wait 'til '09 to be inducted? i don't like who's gonna be on the stage next summer. we induct in COOPERSTOWN for BBF right?
          you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
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          • #20
            No prob, pcp, it's your world and we're just living in it.
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            • #21
              Gene Conley

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              you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
              http://brooklyndodgermemories.freeforums.org/

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              • #22
                Here are some classic Milwaukee Braves photos

                Phil Niekro:



                Bob Uecker:



                Eddie Matthews:



                Joe Torre:



                Red Schoendienst



                County Stadium 1953: Braves first year in Milwaukee. Don't let the small park fool you! They drew 1.8 Million fans that first year.



                Here's Hank Aaron as a Brewer in his final game as a major leaguer:



                Here's Hank at the dedication ceremony for the plaque marking where his all time non-steroid juiced home run record setting ball landed:



                Here's a photo of Hank from 2007:



                Hank was my baseball hero as a child. My parents lived in Milwaukee before I was born and attended many games at the old County Stadium. To this day, Mom can still rattle off the starting lineup of the '58 Braves. I grew up a Brewer fan, and nothing made me more proud as when Hank said that he wanted to return to Milwaukee to finish his career. Don't forget that the all time non-steroid home run record is still held by a Milwaukee Brewer! #755.

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                • #23
                  Eddie Mathews

                  here's Eddie Mathews
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                  you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
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                  • #24
                    Any info on where that was taken?

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by six4three View Post
                      Any info on where that was taken?
                      That's Wrigley Field, Chicago.
                      Shalom, y'all!
                      What's the rumpus?

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                      • #26
                        Ah, of course it is. Thanks!

                        I'm intrigued by this photo of Del Crandall. Was that version of the classic "M" standard on early batting helmets?
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                        • #27
                          Great picture of Spahn, taken at Spring Training in 1956.
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by six4three View Post
                            I'm intrigued by this photo of Del Crandall. Was that version of the classic "M" standard on early batting helmets?
                            Yes, I've seen that on more than a few helmets of that era. They weren't really precise. I'm not sure it was even a decal. It looks more like it was painted with a stencil.

                            Great Spahn image
                            "It's like watching a Western. It's slow, so you can watch the chess moves. Nothing seems to happen, but when it goes down, it goes down big." - Howard Bryant

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                            • #29
                              Here's another, from the current Sports Illustrated online gallery - photographs by Walter Iooss.

                              The attribution has to be wrong, though - it says "Hank Aaron | West Palm Beach, Florida, 1969". Doesn't make much sense for Hank to pose in a Milwaukee Braves cap years after the move, and he looks younger than 35. I'd guess a simple typo, it's 1959, and Hank's actually 25 in that photo.
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                              • #30
                                Three more outstanding photos from Flickr. Not the team itself, but people at the 1957 World Series, including the best shot of the old scoreboard I've ever seen.


                                (Uploaded to Flickr.com by user KlickerChick on December 29, 2005; described as having been taken October 1, 1957. Link to original Flickr.com post: here)


                                (Uploaded to Flickr.com by user KlickerChick on December 29, 2005; described as having been taken October 6, 1957. Link to original Flickr.com post: here)


                                (Uploaded to Flickr.com by user KlickerChick on February 3, 2008. Link to original Flickr.com post: here)
                                Last edited by six4three; 06-02-2008, 12:31 PM.

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