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MCPL to present history of Milwaukee Braves baseball

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WAUSAU – Baseball fans and all-around sports aficionados can catch author Patrick W. Steele’s upcoming presentation on the Milwaukee Braves and why they left Wisconsin.

The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 31 at the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau.

In his new book “Home of the Braves,” Steele, associate professor of history at Concordia University, details how Milwaukee went wild for baseball when the Boston Braves relocated to the city in 1953, according to a library news release. Within five years the team had won a World Series on the backs and bats of future Hall of Famers like Hank Aaron. Yet in October 1964, team owners made a shocking announcement: the Braves were moving to Atlanta.

In the decades since, many have tried to understand why the Braves left Milwaukee. Steele’s book delves into all facets of the story to understand how the “Milwaukee Miracle” went south. A Q&A and signing will follow the presentation.

This event is free and open to the public with no registration required. For more information, call 715-261-7230 or visit https://mcpl.us/events/5243.

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