BUSHVILLE WINS! ~ The Wild Saga of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the Screwballs, Sluggers, and Beer Swiggers Who Canned the New York Yankees and Changed Baseball
Book review and technical detail BUSHVILLE WINS! ~ The Wild Saga of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the Screwballs, Sluggers, and Beer Swiggers Who Canned the New York Yankees and Changed Baseball John Klima
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|Title||BUSHVILLE WINS! ~ The Wild Saga of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the Screwballs, Sluggers, and Beer Swiggers Who Canned the New York Yankees and Changed Baseball|
|Category||Entertainment & Sports|
|Publisher||Thomas Dunne Books|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
A adept baseball biographer chronicles the absurd celebration of big-league baseball’s aboriginal small-market team. The baseball bookshelf bulges with accounts black the 1957 departure of the Giants from New York and the Dodgers from Brooklyn. Still accepting no account is the 1953 move of Lou Perini’s Boston Braves to Milwaukee, a burghal acquisitive to afford its “Bush League” angel and assuredly become Major League. Klima (Willie’s Boys: The 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, the Last Negro League Apple Series, and the Making of a Baseball Legend, 2009, etc.) remedies this blank with his account of the authorization relocation, the hotly contested 1957 pennant-winning season, and the Apple Series celebration over the able Yankees. He devotes bright absorption to closing Hall of Famers Eddie Mathews and Warren Spahn, spitballer Lew Burdette and his bearish mound-mate Bob Buhl, catcher Del Crandall and ambush Johnny Logan, a solid basis awfully bigger by the accession of the absolute Hank Aaron. When common administrator Fred Haney replaced the abstracted “Jolly Cholly” Grimes in 1956, the Braves assuredly had the all-important acceptable ingredients. Hard-nosed, awkward and profane, the aggregation appearance strikes avant-garde admirers as added awkward than endearing. But Milwaukee admired them, and it’s this banal burghal that emerges as the narrative’s MVP. From the array affable the aggregation to town, to the tailgate parties accompanying the games, to the mobilization of the absolute business community, abnormally the Miller Beer Company, in support, Milwaukee adopted the Braves with a affecting alone boosterism that ashamed big-city opponents and blah reporters green to Wisconsin Nice. During the autumn of 1957, Milwaukee abashed the baseball apple and ashamed boss New York, a achievement for Bushvilles everywhere. A antic apprehend that captures the spirit of the team, the burghal and a different moment in baseball history.
The rip-roaring story of baseball's most unlikely champions, featuring new interviews with Henry Aaron, Bob Uecker and other members of the Milwaukee Braves, Bushville Wins! takes you to a time and place baseball and the Heartland will never forget.In the early 1950s, the New York Yankees were the biggest bullies on the block. They were invincible: they led the New York City baseball dynasty, which for eight consecutive years held an iron grip on the World Series championship. Then the Boston Braves moved to Milwaukee in 1953, becoming surprise revolutionaries. Led by visionary owner Lou Perini, the Braves formed a powerful relationship with the Miller Brewing Company and foreshadowed the Dodgers and Giants moving west, sparking continental expansion and the ballpark boom. But the rest of the country wasn't sold. Why would a major league team move to a minor league town? In big cities like New York, Milwaukee was thought to be a podunk train station stop-off where the fans were always drunk and wouldn't know a baseball from a beer. They called Milwaukee Bushville.The Braves were no bushers! Eddie Mathews was a handsome home run hitter with a rugged edge. Warren Spahn was the craftiest pitcher in the business. Lew Burdette was a sharky spitball artist. Taken together, the Braves reveled in the High Life and made Milwaukee famous, while Wisconsin fans showed the rest of the country how to crack a cold one and throw a tailgate party. And in 1954, a solemn and skinny slugger came from Mobile to Milwaukee. Henry Aaron began his march to history. With a cast of screwballs, sluggers and beer swiggers, the Braves proved the guys at the corner bar could do the impossible - topple Casey Stengel's New York baseball dynasty in a World Series for the ages.
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