BIOGRAPHY OF THE MILWAUKEE BRAVES
MEANY, Tom. Milwaukee’s Miracle Braves. New York: A.S. Barnes, (1954). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $150.
First edition of this behind-the-scenes biography of the Braves, with 16 pages of photographs.
Tom Meany, called by many “Baseball’s Boswell,” spent most of career covering the Brooklyn Dodgers, ultimately becoming the publicist for the Mets. His biography of the Braves is the “exciting story of how a great American city went baseball mad and of the team that responded to unprecedented fan support to scare the daylights out of the best teams in the league in its first season out.” Smith 3967. Grobani 7-6.
A fine copy.