February 3, 1965
The Braves offered the city $500,000 to let them out of their lease a year early. They want to move the team to Atlanta. The city refuses the offer wanting MLB to promise a new team for Milwaukee in the next expansion.
The city doesn’t get the money, which was equal to about 2 1/2 years of rent, and the team moves after the season.
Born on this day:
1952 Fred Lynn
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.