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1953 Boston/Milwaukee Braves “Meet Your Braves”
1953 “The Milwaukee Story”
1954 “Home Of The Braves”
1955 “Baseball’s Main Street”

   Four vintage Braves films showing highlights of the 1953, 1954 and 1955 seasons are now available for the first time on one DVD! “Meet Your Braves”, shows the Boston Braves in 1953 Spring Training at Bradenton Florida before the move to Milwaukee was announced. This B & W film was used as a pre-season promotional tool to introduce Milwaukee fans to their new ball club, once the franchise transfer to Milwaukee became a reality! All players are shown in their Boston Braves caps and uniforms and several are interviewed during spring training by Les Smith, Bill Cunningham and young Harry Caray. You’ll hear from Johnny Antonelli, Del Crandall, Warren Spahn, Eddie Mathews, Andy Pafko and Joe Adcock.

   Narrated by long-time “voice “ of the Milwaukee Braves Earl Gillespie, “The Milwaukee Story” is the first of ten yearly highlight films made by the Milwaukee Braves, 1953-1962. Beginning with the arrival of the team in Milwaukee by train, the downtown welcoming parade and the first game at new Milwaukee County Stadium, this film covers the season’s highlights through closing day.

   “Home Of The Braves”, the film of the 1954 season, was the first Milwaukee Braves film shot in color! It follows the club through the entire season from spring training at Braves Field, Bradenton through closing day at County Stadium. Narrator Earl Gillespie also takes you around the league by plane and train, and you’ll see beautiful COLOR shots of every ballpark in the National League. NOTE: These are the oldest professional sound film color shots from all of these ballparks that exist!

   By 1955 the Braves had established themselves as a top-flight pennant contender. “Baseball’s Main Street” again shows the Braves throughout the entire season. Special coverage is included of trips to Connie Mack Stadium and Ebbets Field – fabulous COLOR action from these now long-gone ballparks!

   Here are some of the other Braves players, coaches and personalities you will see on this DVD – Jim Wilson, Dave Cole, Max Surkont, Lew Burdette, Dick Donovan, Gene Conley, Virgil Jester, Ray Crone, Walker Cooper, Sid Gordon, Ebba St. Clair, George Crowe, Jack Dittmer, Johnny Logan, Billy Bruton, Sam Jethro, Jim Pendleton, Bob Thorpe, Johnny Cooney, Bucky Walters, Bob Keely, Vern Bickford, Bob Buhl, Paul Waner, Bobby Thomson, Dave Jolly, Sam Calderone, Danny O’Connell, owner Lou Perini, Duffy Lewis, G.M. John Quinn, Donald Davidson, Doc Lacks, John Mullen, Roland Hemond, Joe Taylor, Chuck Tanner, Travis Jackson, Sibbi Sisti, Ernie Johnson, manager Charlie Grimm and of course, Henry Aaron! National League stars shown playing against the Braves on other teams include Stan Musial, Willie Mays, Ted Kluszewski, Alvin Dark, Carl Erskine, Monte Irvin, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Carl Furillo, Robin Roberts, Don Newcombe, Richie Ashburn and Ernie Banks!

    Braves history unfolds on this new DVD right before your eyes! There’s the first game ever played at county stadium, as Billy Bruton’s disputed HR off Enos Slaughter’s glove brings Milwaukee a 3-2 win on Opening Day, 1953! In 1954, the first color film ever shot of young rookie Hank Aaron shows him wearing his first uniform - #5! In 1955 rookie Chuck Tanner hits the first M.L. first pitch ever thrown to him for a home run, setting a new M.L. record!

You can now get your own DVD of all this rare baseball footage for $29.95 plus $4.00 S & H. (Illinois residents must add $2.00 sales tax)

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