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1946-1957 Evansville Braves

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Evansville Braves ProgramIllinois-Indiana-Iowa League (1946-1957)

Born: 1946
Died: 1957

Stadium: Bosse Field

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Three-I League Champions: 1946, 1948, 1956 and 1957


The Evansville Braves were a Class B farm club of the Boston and Milwaukee Braves from 1946 until 1957.  Evansville won four Three-I League titles during the 12-year Braves era and helped to developed future Major Leaguers such as Wes Covington (Evansivlle ’53), Lee Maye (’55-’56) and Bob Uecker (’57).

The Braves rented Bosse Field from the Evansville  school department. Late in the 1957 season, a group of engineers deemed the ballpark’s grandstand unsafe in a report to the school board. The team used temporary bleachers for late season games in 1957 and left town after the season ended with Evansville’s fourth and final Three-I League crown.

Pro baseball returned to Evansville and Bosse Field with the arrival of the Evansville White Sox in 1966.



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Written by AC

November 15th, 2015 at 7:05 pm


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