Baseball and Glove

Dec. 2, 1952

Boston Braves owner Lou Perini made a bit of news at the winter meetings in Phoenix. First, he declared that anyone on the roster if teams wanted to talk discuss trades.

Since the Braves were 64-89, in seventh place in the National League, there wasn’t a whole lot of interest. Presumably Perini wouldn’t be silly enough to trade Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn, or his top minor league prospect, Henry Aaron.

Perini also discussed a trend having some impact on every team – the advent of evening entertainment on TV, which Perini said might force clubs to play fewer night games.

As for Braves Field, Perini said he planned no major off-season projects to improve the ballpark.

He told reporters that he hoped to improve his product on the field before working on the park.

He didn’t mention that he any notions of moving the ballclub to Milwaukee during spring training, 1953.

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