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Remembering the Milwaukee Braves, 1957 World Series winners


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MILWAUKEE – I don’t know baseball, but I know people, and I know I saw the light of an eight-year-old boy in Bob Buege’s eyes as he recounted his memories of the Milwaukee Braves winning the World Series in 1957.

Buege, president of the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association, director of the Old Time Ballplayers Association of Wisconsin, and member of the Society for American Baseball Research, agreed to meet with me at Helfaer Field.

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Bob Buege, President of the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association

Now a Little League field, located in the middle of the American Family Field parking lot, Helfaer Field is the site where Milwaukee baseball history was written in the 1950s and 1960s.

Buege is the author of two books: The Milwaukee Braves: In Praise of Baseball and Eddie Mathews and the National Pastime. He spoke with so much love and enthusiasm for baseball that I was almost a convert … almost.

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