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BRAVES TIMELINE
1876-1952 | 1953-1965 | 1966-1986 | 1987-Present
Timeline 1953-1965
   
Hall-of-Famer Warren Spahn, who enjoyed success with the Braves in Boston and Milwaukee, pitched a full 10 innings as the Braves won Game 4 of the World Series. Milwaukee would defeat the Yankees four games to three for the 1957 title.
1953  - The Braves played their first season in Milwaukee, attracting a National League-record 1,826,297 fans to the brand-new Milwaukee County Stadium, and finished second. Eddie Mathews won the home run title with 47, and Warren Spahn led the league in pitching victories with 23.
1954  - Bobby Thomson suffered a broken ankle in spring training and forced the Braves to try a young infielder by the name of Hank Aaron in the outfield. Aaron batted .280 with 13 homers as the Braves finished third.
1956  - Hank Aaron won the batting title with a .328 average, but the Braves lost the pennant to the Dodgers on the final day of the season.
1957  - The Braves won the pennant and World Series. Hank Aaron was the league MVP, leading the N.L. in homers and RBI, but it was late-season call-ups Wes Covington and "Hurricane" Bob Hazle who sparked the Braves. Replacing injured players, Covington hit 21 homers, and Hazle batted .403 down the stretch. Aaron batted .393 and Lew Burdette won three games as the Braves beat the Yankees in the Series. Spahn won the Cy Young Award.
1958  - In the year the Dodgers and Giants went West, the pennant stayed in Milwaukee. Mathews and Aaron combined for 61 homers, Spahn and Burdette for 42 pitching victories to lead the way. However, the Yankees won the World Series, four games to three.
1959  - It required a postseason playoff for the Los Angeles Dodgers to supplant the Braves as N.L. champs. Mathews led the league in homers with 46, Aaron in hitting with a .355 average. Burdette and Spahn won 21 games each.
1963  - Aaron just missed the triple crown, leading the league in homers with 44 and RBI with 130. Warren Spahn wins 23 games at age 42.
1965  - The Braves' move to Atlanta was halted by a court order, forcing a lame duck season in Milwaukee. The Braves led the league with 196 homers.
1876-1952 | 1953-1965 | 1966-1986 | 1987-Present