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"milwaukee braves" Discussed on WDUN AM550

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06:02 min | 5 months ago

"milwaukee braves" Discussed on WDUN AM550

"He's being remembered by many, including Mac will burn, who's struggling with the loss of his dear friend of nearly 50 years? I haven't Accepted it. It's uh he was just a great great human being. CBS 46 reports former President Bill Clinton will be in attendance. Erin died Friday at the age of 86. Liz Kennedy GNN News It is morning talk with Martha Zoller. And, Of course, on Friday, we got the news that Hank Aaron had passed away. We also lost film Negro A few weeks ago. Thies were guys that were part of that building of the Atlanta Braves. But of course, Hank Aaron Story. Was much longer than that. He played a year in the Negro leagues, the American Negro leagues and then was drafted into the Milwaukee Braves and then played for the Milwaukee Braves and then played for the Atlanta Braves. And, you know, my dad had season tickets to the Braves from 1975, or from 1965 to 1980. And Ah, lot of times. You know, he couldn't get people to go to the games with them because we weren't great back then. So I got to go to a lot of Braves games. I did see the 6/100 home run that was hit hit, and that was at home. I'm pretty sure my dad gave the tickets for the night of the 755th toe one of his clients. Um, as you know, a way to help get in account or something. So we watched that one on TV. Um, he had always been a Willie Mays fan. Willie Mays died a number of years ago. And so there was this competition between Willie Mays and Hank Aaron about who was going to get there first. And, of course, Hank Aaron ultimately did get there first. And he is considered Caleb. You know to really be the home run King to be the guy that they have a statue. At Cooperstown identifying him and you know, I haven't heard Barry Bonds say anything about the death of Hank Aaron. I'm sure it's out there somewhere, And obviously we live in this Georgia bubble where he's you know, revered, but it seems to me from what we've heard across the country that pretty much everybody in the country feels that way about him. And he is the actual guy that broke the record and that he, you know, it's not the same as Barry Bonds. Well, Barry Bonds obviously had all the steroids stuff surrounding him and that was going on when he broke the record, But I think there's also an element of Hank Aaron breaking the record. Hank Aaron's record stood for so long, you know, we still remember Babe Ruth. He held the record for I think, 30 something years. That's a long time to hold that record, and then Hank Aaron said it And he held it for about that long as well. So I think guys who hold that record for that long are always going to kind of be remembered as the home run king for their lifetime, because even though somebody might come along the line later and break it Have the record for basically a generation is something that will you know? Be remembered forever? Well, and you see that change in athletes? You see it in baseball players, you see golfers where You know, get up to about the 1980 you, You know, baseball players weren't that athletic? Not that They weren't in great shape. But they weren't big and burly, and they didn't you They didn't look like they went to the gym every day. You know all that kind of stuff. Golfers to Tiger Woods changed that for golfers. Okay, Because he started going to the gym. He was starting to have back problems and need problems. So he used being very strong as a way to counter act that stuff, and now you've seen what golfers look like really changed in the last 25 years. You see that with baseball, too, And that sort of happened with Mark McGwire and Barry bonds and those kind of guys that came up through the eighties. Well, they had a few other helps. Besides going to the gym. I know, I know, I know. And that's you know, that's been around forever. I remember. Um uh, Hey, Karen was just one of those guys that you remember and hey, was a class act throughout because he went through Hell, while he was leading up to that home run record. Because there were a whole bunch of small minded people that didn't like the idea of a black man breaking the record of Babe Ruth. And you know what? I didn't know, Bay Breeze. Obviously, I'm not old enough. My dad was a baby. He was old enough to be a Babe Ruth fan. I think Babe Ruth would have respected athletes. I think you're better at the race issue in general than the rest of us are because they play together from the beginning, and they respect skill. Of course, here, it brings back to mind him breaking that record because, of course, Craig Sager passed away several years ago, and I always remember I obviously want alive when it happened, But to me the video of him breaking the record. I always remember Craig Sager running down the third base line with him the home plate to get the interview after he had broken the record on Greg Sager, obviously, like I said, passed away just a few years ago. So let's shift gears to football. I did watch football. I gave up a half time on the second game with the Bills and the Chiefs. I was sort of rooting for the bills because they were the underdogs, you know. But the Chiefs just dominated the bills did not bring their best game. The chief's dominated and and and in the earlier game. Tom Brady, with three interceptions, pulls it out. He had more interceptions in that game that I think he'd had all season. Or at least in those kind of games. It was an amazing game to watch. Aaron Rodgers had his chances to win that game and couldn't do it. I'm really excited about the Super Bowl because you've got Patrick Mahomes, who is pretty universally considered at this point to be currently the best quarterback in the NFL right now, today, right then you've got Tom Brady, who's pretty universally recognized as the greatest quarterback of all time now on the back end of his career, So you've got this old versus new clash in the Super Bowl now..

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Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro has died at 81

The New Yorker Radio Hour

00:51 sec | 6 months ago

Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro has died at 81

"Of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro has died of cancer at the age of 81 from member station W. A. B a meal, Moffett reports. He was one of baseball's most successful knuckleball pitchers during his 24 year career. The Ohio native broke into the big leagues, is a member of the Milwaukee Braves and moved with the team to Atlanta. Two years later. It was with the braids where he notched the majority of his 318 career victories. Including a National league leading 20 wins in 1974 and 21 wins in 1979 Niekro, who mastered the art of the knuckleball pitched until he was 48 years old, retiring in 1987. 10. Years later, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and Cooper stem. In the statement announcing his death, the Braves said they were heartbroken on the passing of a treasured friend. Niekro's younger brother, Joe, who also was a major league pitcher, died in

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"milwaukee braves" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

Good Seats Still Available

12:48 min | 2 years ago

"milwaukee braves" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

"You all you can walk away Scot free. Just wash your hands of debt load Cell Tina us. WE'RE GONNA KEEP IT MILWAUKEE. You Go away no PROB. The owners didn't want to 'cause they desperately wanted to be baseball owners so seelig Leagues Group behind the scenes tries to do this repeatedly. The ownership group says no now what they'll say to this day and Bartholomee said you know even in my interview. There was no credible offer well. I look at it this way. If you have an asset you have no intention of selling in somebody says I'll buy that from you is that a legitimate often depends on if you're considering selling it or not so. I don't think that in Bartholomew's my any offer of something that was you know three times what the team was worth. They would've considered selling organization so therefore there was no legitimate offering his mind by the team cecile exist behind the scene after the team leaves in works to keep Major League baseball live in Milwaukee so the Marquis Lucky burs baseball club eventually sponsors games from the Chicago White Sox <hes> to come up and playing county stadium so they did a series of exhibitions and sixty seven they played a slate of games and sixty eight and then by sixty nine they hosted every team in the American league at least one game at Coney stadium including ironically the Seattle pilots who played one of their Games in Milwaukee County stadium is so when you go into spring training in nineteen seventy the Seattle franchises <hes> in bankruptcy <hes> they got an expansion team to go into Seattle they played in a ballpark that was a minor league parks smaller Than County Stadium Worse than that and ultimately you know they failed miserably in Seattle so you're really similar to what happens with the braves in spring training as the trucks are going back from spring training they stop as a waiting. Are we driving back to Seattle or are we going to Milwaukee and ultimately <hes> ceilings group buys the pilots out of bankruptcy court the trucks go to Milwaukee they take the pilots off front of the uniforms they sold block other brewers on the front and they adopt the color balloon goal which Bruce still used to this day of course a variation of it in the navy blue they have now but in their traditional colors those were action colors in Seattle pilots and so that kind of brings it back full circle the county learned they're less than they locked the bruise into a twenty five year lease immediately although ironically the brewers never got a dime a parking lot revenue either but at least there was a long-term lease and it was Major League baseball back in Milwaukee and in one thousand nine hundred seventy what was the feeling of the Miami populists. I mean you're mentioning some still of the holdouts that kind of got burned in the first time didn't want to get burned a second time was there there is much of an embrace for the brewers when they came as the former pilots and and you know it was only five years removed from the braves leaving town the first place yeah it was too soon and they they didn't try even <hes> over a million that first year and it took him a little bit what they did however was they were they actually did better if you if you calculate it over thirteen years and it's a great comparison never turn actually in the book where I compare every team that moved for the first thirteen season because it gives you a comparison of Milwaukee and then I also breakdown <hes> the difference between your the Boston Braves to Milwaukee Milwaukee braves to Atlanta Seattle pilots to Milwaukee and the Milwaukee fans did far better in both cases in the Atlanta fans did in fact ten years out after the braves moved to Atlanta. They drew less than the lame duck year of nineteen sixty five milwaukee when everybody Milwaukee new team was we so you know everybody's pointing at this and in fact the for in the first I twenty years at the Milwaukee brewers existed they out drew the Atlanta Braves eighteen twenty years but the argument was look the braves could play in front of an empty stadium and still make more revenue than the brewers 'cause. They got seven state television network that multi-state by state radio network. They had coca cola based right in Atlanta. They're they're pumping in money that just simply the local community in Wisconsin could not match and so the the braves make more money planning empty stadium than the bruised plane in a full stadium so you're not necessarily apples to apples but I tried to dispel this idea. That Milwaukee was a bad baseball because clearly wasn't it clearly wasn't yeah I mean I do sense this because of all the teen we've doing this for two and a half years awesome and various teams leagues and stuff and to me. It's almost feels a little bit of an anomaly right because you're talking about a a relatively short period of time where this this team was in Milwaukee and you could make the argument that <hes> the success of the team both oath you mentioned in terms of on the field never had a losing season and drawing exceedingly well especially in those I say six to eight years. It almost feels to me like it was a strong concentration of success that didn't last last all that long and and strangely left. Maybe sooner against take the senators in Washington. I mean a lot of teams that just go on for decades right in averageness yeah you know <hes> he was kind of. I hate to use the the words you know perfect storm but you know it Kinda. Was You know you had I'll argue some level of mismanagement by the county. You had a braves organization that you know qualitatively for for the players was in decline. <hes> <hes> you had soaring costs baseball at a time baseball interest is going down. You have the rise of the packers in the State of Wisconsin so you have all of these dynamics starting to come together at a time when you what were you simply needed was attendance at ten and saves the team then you throw in you know the in sixty one. The twins come into Minnesota <hes>. There's all this other stuff that goes on and ten years early had the team move ten years earlier. There probably still here had the team come ten years later. They're probably still here. It's that one window in time. Were everything seemed to go against the braves being in Wisconsin and it is what it is you know hey even if they're stadium lease was two years longer sooner. Steam lease takes them to sixty thirty seven it would probably be the Atlanta Indians because it came down to Cleveland and in Milwaukee Braves ownership group is the one that cuts the deal so you know it's it's kind of that perfect storm of just everything going wrong for the braves being here in Milwaukee and you can't point your finger at just one thing 'cause it's a combination of all these things and all the things that happen for the most part are kinda logical to the era that they're in aren't last question and I'll let you promote wrote in your estimation. Given your research your knowledge of Wisconsin. You're having spent some time there of significance. Where would you sort of put the baseball legacy of Milwaukee? Would you think it resides with the braves in Atlanta now. Do you think the brewers have effectively inherited it or do you think the Milwaukee Braves was sort of a container and time that really hasn't gone anywhere. It's just sort of since they're in a in a glass box somewhere and people's memories memories. It's the ladder I think it just sits there. I mean you know the brewers have done some to embrace it. They've actually when I went in the National League <hes> they would do things on the braves came to town to Kinda remind people when the braves used to be here and but then when they moved into Miller park the kind of transitioned away from that but you know if you watch any number of burs Baseball Games Miller Park you will find people wearing braves jerseys or baseball caps <hes> wind Milwaukee or see me when the Atlanta braves come to town you will see Milwaukee fans wearing jerseys and milwaukee braves caps so they're still kinda chip on the shoulder and the community that the team left but I you know and that Kinda talked about in the book this way you may maybe the one benefit to them leaving us when you close your is you can imagine them still in those beautiful white uniforms with Tomahawk across the top you the navy caps and the and the red bills and that gorgeous white Emma on the front and it really summed up all that was good with baseball in Milwaukee you didn't have to see the ugly polyester pullover uniforms that they wore in the seventies. You have to see the pinstripe uniforms they tried and sixty nine. You know you just there's that box that they reside in in our memories where they'll always be warned spun on will always be the twenty game winner Henry earned will always be the kid and <hes> you know that they came out of nowhere and just let the world on fire Eddie matches will always be that outstanding basement and maybe that's the best place for them. You think any of its wrapped up in the just general nostalgia for the nineteen fifties. Oh I think so. I think there's a part of that <hes> certainly among among the older generation it's still remember them. <hes> and again you know they transitioned in the nineteen sixties but you know by the nineteen sixties you get into Vietnam War and the summarize protest and you know the race ride Milwaukee and sixty seven so there's a lot of things you know and easy to waxing nostalgic about when every move simply excited about baseball so that might have part of it to all right so let's talk about the book came out last year. I think it did audience the <hes> the title and a little bit of the background of it you promoting it more things to come out of it. Maybe that you think you've got <hes> in you as well other projects or anything in film documentary whatever yeah you know I'm hoping at some point maybe talk to a couple of filmmakers anchors box. I think there's a story here to be told. Of course the title of the book is home with the Braves <hes> the battle for baseball in Milwaukee and you know the natural follow up is to cover kind of the story of what happens from the Federal Court case <hes> up until until the time the brewers actually comes doing some research and decide whether or not there's enough of a story there to tell and I think there might be. I don't know <hes> but you know what I would like to do. Ultimately with the book is this to have people read it and if you have a chance to talk to me the first question I will always ask you is this who's the bad guy in the story and the reason I asked that question is because people blame everybody and it's funny because people somebody to go walk you county board so I was the fan. Stop coming almost okay well. You know it's still I think the owners overall but I get a different story from everybody and to me..

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"milwaukee braves" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

Good Seats Still Available

10:28 min | 2 years ago

"milwaukee braves" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

"Let's talk about their arrival in Milwaukee because I gotta think Boston fans or the small number of fans had to be kind of just peeved right at the fact that literally almost storybook fashion right the minute they show up in Milwaukee not only are they competitive but they are just everything seems to go right in in in gangbusters fashion. Despite maybe some of the odds against it yeah I it's an again like I said he was really odd because it was the only only team that had that happened to him every other team that move settled back into some level of mediocrity. It's why the athletics are never successful in Kansas City <hes> you know it's it's why the orioles were not initially successful in Baltimore. You know you were just simply simply. You know another team that movie weren't really particularly good <hes> but the the braves where they had a great farm system and he had people forget this the minor leaguers the triple eight the last spot. You went for you got to the Boston braves. Organization was Milwaukee won the little world series in fifty one and fifty two so you have a very successful farm system putting some great players into the braves organization and like I said they're competitive. Every year you know fifty three they finished second in place fifty four and fifty five. They're competitive fifty sixty finish game out of first place fifty seven they win the pennant they win the world series <hes> fifty eight they win the panic or the world series they lose and seven games and fifty nine. They force supply us here. He's <hes> with the dodgers now again. You can argue that team collapsed and <hes> it probably did they should've won the pennant probably going away <hes> but the dodgers caught him at the end of the year they had a three-game series best three the braves drop the first two game so they ended up losing to the dodgers and that was the last time they were in that upper division chance to go to the world series and the success that the fans got used to was no longer there. The team while it never had a losing records one of the most bizarre stories of the Milwaukee Braves experience thirteen seasons never had a losing record but between nineteen sixty in nineteen sixty five every a year it seemed they would be competitive. They would be sniffing around being in contention for the pennant and something would happen down the stretch team collapse and so the success the excitement of the fans when the team I got here. They're able to sustain that for a longer period period of time than any other city <hes> that another team moved to and you do feel bad for the Boston fans I have a couple of stories in the book talking about you know some of the interactions between Boston and Milwaukee and the you know there was one sports right around Boston who kind of really gave a warning and he said to Milwaukee. Oh you better be careful. You better treat him. Well because what you did US somebody may do to you and certainly that would happen. When Atlanta would call you know in sixty three saying hey we can build a new stadium? We can give you the parking the revenue we give you control concessions inside stadium and everything else seems to fall into place while the city of Milwaukee certainly must have felt like they got what the they bargained for because I mean this nineteen fifty five right the the Major League Baseball All Star game comes into town in arguably one of the more exciting. Let's all that maybe even after that the two years later basically the toast of the town and frankly the world and in being sort of not only in the world series but but winning that championship I mean I can't think of an amazing amazing amount of momentum to put Milwaukee truly on the map with a capital in Oh yeah you know and like I said you know they. They had those the sharp uniforms you know the Tomahawk on there they had fans at travel from city to city. You had a natural rivalry immediately CHICAGO CHICAGO. <hes> you had a competitive team with the cardinals <hes> I in a good rivalry between you know Miller brewing and Milwaukee and you know anheuser-busch down in Saint Louis and there's a lot of things that really made a team successful on the front end and you know the problem is like anything it doesn't stay it doesn't last you know there's that narrow window of time where everything seems to go your way <hes> and for the braves you know they came here. They were good. They got better as they went. You know they get Henry Aaron. Coming in you know this kid to come into play second base <hes> before he transitioned the outfield. <hes> you know they had the get Lubar data I mean they've just they've got every move. It seem they made was the right move and then just as quickly it was just gone. It was just gone the success that they had had on the field was not as great and certainly the attendance they had again across all of baseball <hes> was down but it seemed markedly down in Milwaukee because it had been so I called the book artificially high on the Front end because again the team move yeah look at it this way if the team moves in fifty three hundred or not successful missile right say they finished fourth or fifth points. You still have the great attendance but the team is is up in calming fifty fifty four rather. Maybe the finishing third place right maybe the following year they finish back and forth you would have had acetylene arleen effect to what the real average tenants would be somewhere between probably seven hundred thousand and probably one point two million would be a good average for that team but they're drawn two million because the team was good so that means when you get the settling lean affect it looks so much dramatically worse than it did had in any other community and it was just simply the number settled down to where average was going to be if feels to me that that Milwaukee and by extension the state of Wisconsin an almost <hes> especially in the fifty five fifty six and then obviously in fifty seven getting to the world series embraced being used determine. I'm sure it was more general used as well. It's not just your term you know as these sort of perceive Bush leaguers rights. It's a relatively market right. It's almost like an emblem a- pride it's like hey you know we can play and boy not only can we just play. We just might even win the whole darn thing yeah you don't see t to be that way and have that civic pride when your team was really good <hes> <hes> you know and they knew it you know top to bottom line if they put out almost any given day and you know eventually charlie grim gets fired because he can't get team the world series gets replaced by Fred Haney and Fred Haney turns the team around fifty six. They come within that game any of course you know wins it. All and fifty seven takes back to the world series fifty eight <hes> but he's a manager that has that disastrous nineteen fifty-nine season and at that point things start to change everywhere else. <hes> you know that's the time that professional football is really starting to come on televised sport. <hes> and people are really starting to transition love for baseball to football and by the early nineteen sixties more Americans say they'll like football and baseball. Well think about this thing of any other area. They have professional football. was there any place bigger than Wisconsin the nineteen sixties you got lombardi. You got the Lombardi packers you got the glories. You've got everything else going on and so attention in the newspapers attention on on the fans ban began transition from baseball football and there's a very clear <hes> understanding of this <hes> and I talked about this also in the book <hes> there is an understanding that is easier a year to follow a team to generate crowds. If your team goes from six place to third rather than goes from I two third so when the braves start to decline in wins wins and the packers starts take off its natural Fanta Tens Fanta tenants fan interest newspaper interest is going to transition from what had been the big story to what is now becoming story and so you know it's very I did a lot of newspaper research and it is amazing to see the difference in newspaper coverage between fifty three and fifty five for the braves versus sixty three and sixty five for the braves versus the packers I mean in those early fifty years there's some coverage of the packers particularly when their season but not a lot by the time you get in the nineteen sixties even when the braves are playing. There's a ton of packers coverage and the new owners when they come in at the end of nineteen sixty you too. They're very aware of that as well that they are in essence in a second year spot compared to the Green Bay packers who of course also played some games Milwaukee County Stadium so tell me about the process then because it's a pretty good attitude so you mentioned newspaper reporting and coverage region. I think that's a really interesting insight right that I think only you one could get by digging into sort of the daily routine of coverage and the tonality of that and and you can imagine right I mean a lot of the first couple years is is probably wrapped up in booster Zimin wrapped up in the city and it's pride and all that kind of stuff and the team doing really well. It's it's pretty pretty easy to kind of but you're I mean you're describing. I guess both a a letdown from admittedly Italy very quick and lofty heights married with the arrival of a strengthening football franchise already a statewide following. How do you sort of discern that is it columns? Is it just the way that the teams are covered is it are the fans kind of leading that is civic pride generally just waning because maybe they've been spoiled I mean or is it just sort of general on we that you know a middling team after having I've been at the loftiest heights and another passing interest in in another team that doing relatively well I mean is it just all conspiring much like perhaps their success conspired in the very beginning yeah you know I think it's kind of a combination of all all those things I mean certainly when you look at the newspapers or the amount of columns dedicated to covering the packers goes up dramatically and flip side it goes down dramatically on the brace I mean even got to the point sixty four excuse me sixty three and sixty four <hes> local papers. I didn't even send a reporter to cover the world series so you know clearly the interest in baseball was very very down. It was one of the criticisms of teams leveled at Milwaukee <hes> at the media coverage. Was You know you bailed on us. You went covered Robert Football. You did all this other stuff..

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"milwaukee braves" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

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01:57 min | 2 years ago

"milwaukee braves" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

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"milwaukee braves" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

03:26 min | 3 years ago

"milwaukee braves" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"I don't know. I didn't care where it went all I know news, it came into our house every day every day, it came into our house channel nine with Jack recos, Vince, Lloyd, and Lou Boudreau that whole group, and I hated them. I hated them. I hated him as much as my dislike when I became a giant for the dodgers. It was that simple. So the Milwaukee Braves were my team, and it just will happen that just about the time that I started to pay attention. To baseball. At the major league level into baseball on the radio was nineteen fifty seven. So I was seven and that's the year they won world championship. And that's the year that when they played the Yankees Casey Stengel, by the way, when they in those days the furthest trip west was Milwaukee. How about that? Saint Louis was a little closer to the east coast Chicago pretty close to the same Milwaukee farthest west for this team west while and Casey Stengel when they played that World Series. Literally just made fun of all the people basically in Wisconsin in the midwest that this super power New York Yankees team will not lose to a massive cow town, and the people Wisconsin took that massively personal so much. So the Yankees state forty five minutes outside of Milwaukee lucky when they played in that World Series. So anyway, that's how my interest was piqued immediately with with Milwaukee Braves. And then when I was I don't know thirteen or fourteen. They left. Broke. Everybody starts, you know. It's really great though is we're at the age where wherever they were going to go we were gonna follow. And when they went to Atlanta, they continued local broadcasts in Milwaukee because you still had had great affection for Aaron and Mathews blue. And all those guys. I mean, you you just you can't cut the cord like we watched some raider fans. Do you can't do it? At least I couldn't do it and with baseball. Plus Milwaukee was a National League team. Now you've got Houston National League baseball. And then when they replaced the Braves with the brewers it was American League American idol is good for me. Well, yeah, you get to come home because you were an American American League guy with the Indians. But when I was playing with the cubs. We a lot of our audience was up in Milwaukee because they just didn't want to give it the National League. Right. And with the cubs won a couple of years ago friends of ours who live up, Madison, Wisconsin they were root root hard for the cubs. But al. I mean, it's all transition. Now this new generation brewers fans now. Well, I said this before I'll show you how deepen threaded I was. So the National League I didn't know Lucho was a ball player until I got to Cleveland with the Indians. And then I found out he was not just the ball player. He was a hall of Famer hall of Famer he was a player manager when he was twenty four it'll make guys like stuck. I was to the National League. But anyway, it's good to be home. And and we'll see if the giants club can be very competitive against his brewers team who's fighting for a spot. And that was a question that was sitting in from Sierra Wilson. So thank you. And this group guy by baseball..

Miami, Espn and Freddie Coleman discussed on Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck

02:23 min | 3 years ago

Miami, Espn and Freddie Coleman discussed on Glenn Beck

"Espn radio sportscenter i'm john brickley here's what's happening now on sportscenter carmelo anthony will be finding a new place of employment next season espn's adrian watson around ski and royce yang reports the thunder and anthony will part ways this summer allowing for okay see to save over one hundred million dollars team showing interest in mellow the rockets heat and the lakers whoa jostle reports the bulls are matching the king's offer a four year seventy eight million for levin which kogyo as forty eight hours to inform sacramento the nets and dwight howard finalize a buyout setting it up for howard assign with the wizards tony parker and the hornets have ran a two year ten million dollar deal on the baseball scoreboard battle of first place teams in the national league in milwaukee braves a five four deficit they're dealing with now in the bottom of the eighth as galore with a three run shot his twentieth of the year for milwaukee sunny gray five earned runs over two innings yankees fall to the blue jays sixty for the red sox going for their sixtieth one of the season facing the royals mookie betts the lead off home run for boston who has a eight q advantage on kc as for joey bats a i in his career wrong waste his first pitch swing and a high fly ball going back this is going to oh grand slam into the second deck in left field hi how safe artiste howie rose seventeen w w r mets walk off on the race nationals with back to back wins mark reynolds with a walk off home run in the three two win over miami for the nationals bogies with the warriors lebron's in the west the competitive balance has tipped but did we ever really want parody will cain show weekdays three eastern on espn radio the espn app he's my metcalf and freddie coleman thanks for joining us on freddie and fitz simons on espn radio sirius xm channel eighty i heart radio and the espn.

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01:42 min | 3 years ago

"milwaukee braves" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

"And look the legacy of the teen in what it meant for uh a uh a growing nation a prosperous one and a rethink of how professional sports uh and they're franchises were spread across that country or potentially so as populations expanded south and west and beyond the east coast bastions in mid west bastions of were baseball and pro sports had been so a lot of the not so obvious uh things that uh the milwaukee version of the braves uh led to uh not only in the major league baseball but professional sports generally that we think they'll swore uh his writings in his film and his conversation with us uh so promotional lee uh make sure that you find that book that to build roads called milwaukee braves heroes and heartbreak it is published by wisconsin historical society press at is available wherever good books are found you'll find linked to its uh on our website at could seats still available dot com just look to the episode with bill in the milwaukee braves in you will find the link to you will also find their uh a link to one of the two uh documentary films that we discussed by that's his two thousand nine of were called a braves new world don't gets plural there a brave new world uh that was produced in conjunction with and four the walkie public television that is also available in dvd form uh and again you can find a link to that uh on our website for a under episode tree could find him wherever good books and still more founded including amazon at barnes and noble and all those kinds of replaced um.

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01:46 min | 3 years ago

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"World series rang oor you know i'm i'm olding eddie mathews jersey your you know here's here's a stock certificate from when bartholomee group tried to rally financial support you know you're actually witnessing history and that was a lot of fun and uh along the way we did a special for fox sports wisconsin called milwaukee brave the golden legacy which was uh celebration of the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the fifty seven world series championship team which was held by the milwaukee braves uh it's oracle association and um i don't know if that vvd is still in print but uh i believe there still copies floating around but yeah i was called milwaukee braves it old legacy and that was you know hanna commemorating the night he seven world series came slows those are the three projects rat um you know i did that were directly associated with the braves in and along the way i've written a few books on the green bay packers uh including green bay packers um trials triumphant tradition which uh celebrates you know especially the financial impact of through the years albert are a financial anomaly and then uh the last book i wrote that have pipes wisconsin has called uh some like it cold uh surfing the malibu the midwest and that's about uh two brothers and cheboygan wisconsin which is about thirty miles north uh milwaukee who had a dream of surfing the world you know this is during the days of uh frankie internet and each could bring go and the beach boys and get yet.

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02:16 min | 3 years ago

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"Move from boston to milwaukee and then from milwaukee to atlanta and how the braves burned this urban arms race that ultimately resulted in community is competing against one another for major league sports clubs and and justified baseball manifesteft knee west where like i mentioned earlier fowler you know dallas gotta team can't fit a team minneapolis got it team you know the dodgers and the giants moving from new york to the west coast is a direct result of blue carini success in milwaukee because even walter o'malley quoted uh quoted that as as his argument for why the dodgers deserve better in brooklyn and if they can get a better stadium and more parking in brooklyn he's going to los angeles because that that's where baseball is headed you he wanted you wanted to be the first one there and so that documentaries a lot of fun i got the you know interview you know dealt crandall felix mantilla and also you know some of the people behind the scenes you know like build bartholomew's day and then you know some really decorated our braves historians like barbie and and that you know that was a lot of fun because writing a book is a very solitary experience you you know you're sitting there you know hunkered over stat could newspaper articles and owing kolkata books and trams interviews transcripts and it's fun because your own like indiana jones by with you know baseball history by during the documentary where you know you you know you get the yeah we went down with lancet a interview um some of the major players and you know we you know once shadowed interview bark all america and and you know we were milwaukee and we got uh you know uh visit them archives you know old milwaukee braves memorabilia in history it's like that was on because that's one of those you know bucket list life memory moments where you're like you know i'm i'm you know holding you know nineteen fifty seven you know.

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01:47 min | 3 years ago

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"You know and literally overnight the you know mark you got a baseball team again in the spring training of nineteen seventy five you know a lot of that was because but he'll egg what so passionate about having baseball in milwaukee eve with he went out and did something about it that's a story that i want to go on another episode whether that's jim baton the fia is still able and willing to head to recount that story or perhaps uh some some other folks in and around the sort of one year of the seattle a pilot's is obviously a fascinating story and it's all right okay so let's let's give a shout out to a bill to the to the book and the two movies that you've done you wanna maybe just to explain to the audience the names of them uh and uh that perhaps where they can be found the indoor the context for them yeah the um yeah i mean the the book is the milwaukee braves heroes and heartbreak which is published by though wisconsin historical society pratt um you know they all available in book stores in a southeastern wisconsin an not you know it's still in print so it you know you can get it on amazon or in all going though wisconsin historical society press website which is wisconsin history dot org and then when i did that it led me down the the rabbit holes so to speak to to do a documentary in cooperation with the wisconsin historical society prats and milwaukee public television mp deaths called a brave new world and that's also available through wisconsin a sore coal society and probably easily found on their website um abe braves new world and that is the documentary where we really follow the financial breadcrumbs of the braves.

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02:03 min | 3 years ago

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"Yeah you know one of the positive that came out of the the braves moving as bug feel egg um you know who you know his story had been welldocumented um as he rose from hours hailed men who commissioner of baseball um you know he created uh uh an you know a corporation to essentially keep the braves in milwaukee tried to stir up local ownership kirk or by the team from bartholomew but bartholomee had no interest in selling because you know the the big fat care dangling in atlanta gave bartholomee no one tenth of selva keum nam mock you because there are so much potential in atlanta um but the you know the lemonade that came out of the lemons is that but he only got involved in baseball and he that's where you've started you know shaking hands and meeting though the the power players and baseball and after the braves move he um helped organize um the chicago white sox came up the county stadium you know before the brewers arrived in seventy first microbe issue game first i'm uh regularseason games over the course of uh some of those seasons in late '60s and then ultimately bug fuelling was the spearhead of the the you know the the the ownership group that purchase seattle pilot you know bench during spring training of nineteen seventy and that you know another you know fun irony is that you know the milwaukee brewers you know literally overnight when from being the seattle pilots the milwaukee brewers and you know the the people who you know we're switching uniform before pulling off you know the letters pilots off there is even tight and stitching and brewers and bowling off the ss off their hat from reaching m than um.

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01:47 min | 3 years ago

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"You know you take away passion and loyal fee and tradition and if you just look at the numbers on a spreadsheet comparing the two it's a slam dunk there is there is no question from a financial fan point why the braves moved to atlanta personally it's sad because i would've loved to have grown up you know with the tradition of the milwaukee braves but um you know with ignorance being blitz i grew up a milwaukee brewers fan and and you know i'm happy because they've created some really fun tradition and on memories along the way but uh you know bartholomee and his group unibail one fay hey you know check the math there was there was no stopping their move to major league baseball nude as soon as the you know the offer would extend bed and there was no stopping the braved moving it was it was you know a manifest stephanie if you will where baseball was gonna move into the foul or braves happened to be the team to do it first and october 64s when he announced that they were moving to atlanta it seems like he also though was trying to do that uh somewhat quickly because apparently kansas city was also in the mix to go to atlanta two right yeah tha uh of course yeah and findlay was um charles lee was you know all shopping his his athletic franchise around it ultimately eko come to oakland but um you know and he had already moved them from philadelphia he he was definitely an opportunity and um yeah so there was no the urban arms race.

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01:39 min | 3 years ago

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"The faith as the names you associated with the milwaukee braves really really hit their stride when they arrived the milwaukee and you know that you know like you know hank aaron you know ended up you know playing in fifty four and west covington and and you know you know johnny logan all those guy you know really really came into their own in in milwaukee and and that that speaker watt who um yeah bob quinn um john quinn john when the general manager john mikhail and then when when um the general manager did a great job rocking the harmful yeah and clearly that started to pay off in the in the latter part of the 50s right because you know 56 they led the ended one game behind the dodgers fifty seven uh they wanted all fifty eight there were in the world series must the yankee so um maybe you can kinda regale and some of that is clearly not only was the t the the city and the region in love with team because they had a team they also had a championship team in in one that was competing for championships relatively quickly yeah you know and fifty three and fifty four and even 55 they work competitive they were independent race if if he kind of look back in the history books that's when the brooklyn dodgers and new york yankee seemed to be in world series every year and so the the braves were closed.

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02:03 min | 3 years ago

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"Three baseball franchising post baseball franchise in milwaukee you know between fifty two and cookie agree you saw the financial impact there were very tangible numbers associated with the braves uh arriving in milwaukee and whereas others he you know baseball group popularity with the city so there wasn't this you know line in the sand where you could easily track the financial and also the intangible influences the community pride of a or curtain tries coming to your city so milwaukee really changed the game on that level and what was also fascinating about that with help progress so the community leaders of the city of milwaukee the county of milwaukee and all of southeast wisconsin were as far as they built a baseball stadium may build milwaukee county stadium prior to the braves agreeing to come to milwaukee and they built that good eessentially as bait as lure uh say hey we have a beautiful stadium who want that and you know that was really progressing thinking so that also you know where one of the blueprint for you know the urban arms race and become the combat that what happened decrease communities try and more crash i've it away from other cities well maybe maybe we should uh kind of a go back to fifty two fifty three win the beginnings of that process were were kind of underway right so the owner at the time mrs uh uh i don't even know what we're uh uh luperini says a background in his source of money were but he he owned the team after i guess a buying it when it was still in boston maybe you can give arne it's a sense of sort of what was sort of swirling in his head with this franchise that was clearly on the decline at least attendance wise i even on the cloud yield right in but in boston.

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01:59 min | 3 years ago

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"The impact and influence the braves had on all of professional sports because when they recall relocated in the spring of 1943 it was the first major professional sports franchise therelw law was the curse professional baseball franchise to relocate in fifty years and so the braves moved from boston to milwaukee they have a phenomenal first your 53 they break always attendance records and it or major league baseball to reexamine a business bottle because up until that point most of the major cities on the eastern seaboard shared two teams philadelphia how did philly athletic you know before the braves move boston shared the red sox with the braves new york had three teams with the dodgers giant and inc he um you know even st louis had two teams with the brown and the cardinals so all your your baseball teams were really you know shout didn't two very specific corners and very specific metropolitan location and the braves success in a region because at that point milwaukee was considered more of a region than a metropolis it force baseball crews are reexamining places like gala ansa city at minneapolis and it essentially the braves successful move after the 53 season proved you know you could make baseball work in these other baseball star area and it created an urban arms race where city started competing with each other uh according to this need your elite status uh obtaining a sports franchise because you know when you compare the you know the financial especially like at a city in our community level.

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01:37 min | 3 years ago

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01:31 min | 3 years ago

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"Uh uh array of podcast two choices to download and listen to and if you're returned visitor well la i hope we don't disappoint you uh uh you know for another episode but the thanks for coming back then the less today we're going back to baseball and we always love talking about baseball because this is a sport that lends itself i think probably the most to uh rich and their colorful stories it's obviously the most chronicled sports and the american landscape but um today i don't think it's any of uh exception if you're in atlanta braves fan and you've somehow figured out a way to enjoy the team in its new digs up in the northern suburbs of of atlanta um you know you owe it to yourself clearly to know and remember the fact that the braves are are probably one of the not the longest lasting franchises consecutively in major league baseball they started way back way and in the late eighteen hundreds as one of the original franchises uh in those early years and leagues uh and wind its way through uh some relatively morbid years in boston but then uh really uh took the world by storm especially in milwaukee when they moved uh to milwaukee and eighteen fifty three uh and lasted from fifty three to sixty five 1865 they did the braves of milwaukee and that's our conversation today with our guest bill problematic who is the author of a at wonderful book.

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01:32 min | 3 years ago

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"The team's first photograph spring training like the day it was now that the braves removing to milwaukee they took a team followed all and it's actually in in my book half the guy they're still wearing baseball caps with the letter be on it because they have made enough hats with the letter m and you know the the move was so abroad you know but it was also because preening was playing its cards very close to pass because the the idea of moving the franchise with very progress so very aggressive and um there was a lot of you know talk you know behind closed doors and and you know in corners uh uh you know or preening really had to reassure major league baseball and then this case for national league bad you know moving out of often it into more he was the right thing to do and it's all win the vote finally happened then it was announced and the news may public palm bay pot everybody by surprise welcome to the good seats still available curious little blood gas devoted to exploring what used to be in professional sports use your host tim hamlett pillow gang how are you despite all the obstacles we are back for yet another episode of our favorite podcast exploration of what used to be in professional sports yes good seats still of ill thanks for joining us if it's your first time here welcome uh i appreciate you finding us in the vast.

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