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July 19, 2012

In 1953, the Boston Braves became the first major league team in 50 years to relocate. The team made its home in Milwaukee, and in 13 seasons, never experienced a losing season. In its first year in Milwaukee, the Braves drew 1.8 million fans; setting attendance records in the major leagues' smallest market. In 1957, the team won the World Series and, in 1962, was sold to a Chicago based group. After declining attendance and struggles on the field, the franchise was courted by the City of Atlanta and moved again leaving Milwaukee without major league baseball.

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