March 18, 1953

March 18, 1953 On the day Boston became a one-ballclub town, scribes speculated on how Phil Wrigley, owner of the Chicago Cubs, might slap down Lou Perini’s plans to move the Braves to Milwaukee. How would Wrigley like having a competitor within driving distance of Wrigley Field? Of course, the White Sox were already a lot closer than Milwaukee. Another pondered the possibility of Brooklyn owner Walter O’Malley providing the “Nay.” That was based on O’Malley not giving Perini a sufficiently enthusiastic endorsement. And another theory presumed that Phillies owner Bob Carpenter and Perini had butted heads ...

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