Baseball and Glove

Jan. 23, 1958

The annual awards dinner held by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America brought some interesting news, as it often does.

In what should stand as a remarkable tolerance among New England fans, Braves owner Lou Perini received a standing ovation upon his introduction.

This was the same Lou Perini who, five years earlier, moved the Braves from Boston to Milwaukee. He briefly spurred a touch of hope of the National League’s rebirth In Boston while predicting its expansion to 10 teams, but quickly reeled that back in.

“The point I want to make is that we have a fine club here in Boston right now,” Perini said. He didn’t feel so kindly toward Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey when Yawkey declined to let the Braves be a Fenway Park tenant.

There was some good news for Yawkey’s team: X-rays revealed that Ted Williams had suffered a sprained right ankle and should not be bothered by it when spring training begins.

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