April 10, 1953

There remained a few loose ends to tie a month after the Braves skipped town and settled in Milwaukee.

One of them: What will replace the major fundraising efforts the Braves and their owner, Lou Perini, undertook for the Jimmy Fund? Tom Yawkey took charge and made it the Red Sox’ charity of choice.

But for several years one of those events involved a three-game series played by the Red Sox and Braves for the proverbial city championship.

The city series had been played for years before the Jimmy Fund existed. But with the charity benefitting from it, neither owner wanted it to end.

So, the Braves hosted the Friday game at brand new County Stadium in Milwaukee, then returned to Boston for two games.

According to Red Sox publicist Larry Woodall (a former Red Sox pitcher), while there remained plenty of tickets for the weekend games at Fenway Park, the advance sale was the best it had been for years.

When Perini sold the team to businessman William Bartholomay in November, 1962, the series’ end was inevitable. Bartholomay, after fighting legal battles for three years, moved the team to Atlanta after the 1965 season.

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