Milwaukee Braves last home game

On September 22, 1965, the Braves played their last game at County Stadium in Milwaukee in front of 12,577 fans.

The Braves took a 7-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels in 11 innings. Sandy Koufax started for the Dodgers. He allowed five runs score off of six hits before he was taken out of the game with no outs in the third inning. Howie Reed was on the mound when the Braves scored their sixth and final run. Ron Perranoski came away with the win. Chi-Chi Olivo took the loss after letting one run score in the top of the 11th.

The 1965 season was a turbulent time for the owners, because a majority of them wanted the team to move out of Milwaukee. As hard as used car dealer Bud Selig tried to stop the franchise he was part owner of to stay in the city, there was no stopping the change. But, he kept fighting and five years later Milwaukee had a baseball team. The Seattle Pilots were struggling economically, and at the end of spring training Selig bought the team and moved it. The team was renamed the Brewers. In 1997 they became the first American League team to join the National League.


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