When the Boston Braves left the field at the South End Grounds on Tuesday, August 11, 1914, the glorious opening chapter of professional baseball in Boston passed into history without notice. After a frustrating 13-inning, 0-0 tie with the Cincinnati Reds, all that mattered that day was that the Braves had fallen a half-game behind the second-place St. Louis Cardinals… Read more →
More than 100 years ago the Boston Braves earned their place in Boston baseball history as the glorious “Miracle Braves.” Boston Braves Historical Association president Bob Brady tells their story: “As the president of the Boston Braves Historical Association, I’ve taken on the challenging assignment of keeping alive the memory of a ball club that abandoned the city of its birth… Read more →
March 18 will mark the 61st anniversary of that infamous day in 1953 when the Boston Braves abruptly abandoned the city of their birth for the greener pastures of Milwaukee.
Fans of the Boston’s Braves and Red Sox might enjoy spending some time exploring the images housed in the “Sports Temples of Boston” portion of the Boston Public Library’s website. Specific sections are devoted to events at the baseball “temples” of the Congress Street Grounds, South End Grounds, Huntington Avenue Grounds, Fenway Park and Braves Field. A large quantity of… Read more →
Some might be surprised to learn that Babe Ruth hit memorable regular season home runs at the “Home of the Braves” while wearing the uniform of the New York Yankees as well as in Boston Braves togs. Popularly referred to as the “Wigwam” during its existence, Braves Field was not unfamiliar territory to the legendary Bambino. In his first World… Read more →