Baseball Bats

March 25, 1953

Sid Gordon, a popular man among his fellow ballplayers and fans, had the best seasons of his solid big-league career with the New York Giants, but came to love Boston as a Braves outfielder.

He didn’t try to hide his disappointment when owner Lou Perini moved the Braves to Milwaukee, ending his three seasons on Commonwealth Ave. While he expected good things in Milwaukee, “I’m not overly pleased with leaving Boston,” he said in a Boston Globe interview.

“After all, I enjoyed three of my best years in Boston. And I’ve made good money each year. I have no complaints about Boston. The town has been awful good to me.

“As much as I hate to leave Boston, I can’t see how anybody can Mr. Perini for making the move. After all, you don’t expect a fellow to keep losing money year after year and not doing anything about it.

“Sure, I sympathize with the fans and business people in Boston. Who can blame them after losing something that has been in their city for 75 years?”

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