MEET THE MILWAUKEE BRAVES: “INTRODUCING THE TEAM TRANSFERRED FROM BOSTON”
MILWAUKEE BRAVES (BREWERS). Meet Your Braves. Milwaukee: The Milwaukee Journal, (1953). Slim octavo, original staple-stitched white illustrated paper wrappers. $225.
First edition of this 1953 facebook of the newly formed Milwaukee Braves—containing photographs of the players and management, with “brief biographies to help you know your Milwaukee Braves better.”
Includes such famous names as Warren Spahn, Eddie Mathews, Lew Burdette, Joe Adcock, Del Crandall, Charlie Grimm and Bucky Walters. This Braves team beat the Yankees in the 1957 World Series behind Lew Burdette (who won three of the games), but succumbed to the Yankees and Hank Bauer’s bat the following year. Smith 3972. Grobani 19-5.
Small closed tear to fore-edge margin, only slight soiling to original wrappers. A near-fine copy. Scarce.