Thursday, January 17, 2008

Braves on the Boulevard (1966-2008)

At a new piece that looks at the history of the Richmond Braves is up. It was penned by yours truly. Here’s an excerpt:
...It appears now that 2008's summer will be the last for the R-Braves at The Diamond, which replaced Parker Field in 1985. No doubt, who to blame the most for what surely has come as bad news to most local baseball fans will be much discussed in the weeks ahead, as more background to the story is revealed.

When the Braves came to Richmond it was a timely move. A baseball team was needed here because the New York Yankees Triple A farm club, the Richmond Virginians -- a member of the International League -- had suddenly pulled out of town after the 1964 season. The team that came to be known as the R-Braves took the open slot the Atlanta Crackers had held in the IL, with the parent club Milwaukee Braves having just relocated to Atlanta.
Click here to read the entire article.

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