Home of the Braves

Where Boston's other ballclub played

homeofthebravesPhoto: Boston University Athletics Department

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l thought local hopes today rise and fall on the fortunes of one baseball team. That’s certainly the case for my fantasy baseball team at least! However, boston once was home to two. Braves Field, home of the Boston Braves from 1915 until 1952, is the sole physical reminder of the era before the Braves left Boston for Milwaukee in 1953, and then moved to Atlanta in 1964. The stadium, now Boston University’s Nickerson Field, was the site of three World Series, in 1915, 1916 and 1948; the 1936 All-Star Game, won by the National League; and Major League Baseball’s longest game, between the Braves and the Brooklyn Dodgers on May 1, 1920.

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Babe Ruth signed his last major-league contract in the Boston Braves office, now the Boston University police station on Harry Agganis Way, in 1935, after leaving the New York Yankees. To get him, the Braves made Ruth vice president. But he was 40 by then, and retired before the season even ended.

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