The Chicago Cubs defeated the Boston Braves 3-2 this afternoon at Wrigley
THE BOSTON BRAVES LIVE AGAIN
At 2:20 Eastern time tomorrow the Boston Braves take the field at Wrigley Field in Chicago to play the Cubs. Tomorrow marks 60 years of Cubs baseball on WGN-TV in Chicago and the teams will wear 1948 uniforms. The Atlanta players will wear a hat with the letter B and the famed Wrigley scoreboard will say BOSTON instead of ATLANTA
Select concessions (NOT BEER) will be sold at 1948 prices.
The Braves played at what is now known as Nickerson Field at BU and a small part of the old Braves Field is still used today. The park was much bigger than Fenway but was hampered by being next to the old New York Central railroad yards that would blow smoke into the seats.
WBZ announcer Steve LeVeille has a tribute website for the long forgotten Braves.
Had the Braves not left in 1953 for Milwaukee it is quite possible that in a few years they would have become more popular than the Red Sox as they went on to win 2 pennants and a World Series in Milwaukee led by a young slugger known as Henry Aaron.
Today we might be fans of Boston Braves Nation.