anyone know mwk braves roster???

anyone know mwk braves roster???

Post by 4i » Fri, 26 Jun 1998 04:00:00


could anyone tell me about this autographed ball?  like the year?  i
only recognize the hall of famers.  i know its mwk braves.  the names
are all clearas the day they were written, but the signatures are tough
to decpiher.  this is the list i came up with:

Lou burdette
hank aaron
_covington
ray c_
lou s_
pat b_
warren spahn
fred _
bob heely
charles r_
jack dutton
ed matthews
gene c_
jacky egan
bob thompson
dave j_
bob r__ll
frank jones
red M___ff
charles y__
E_
dave lowell
E_
john_

thanks for your help!

joe griffin

ps if you care to know where i got the ball, my grandfather was a cop at
ebbbets field and very friendly with the players

 
 
 

anyone know mwk braves roster???

Post by Sean Lahma » Sat, 27 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> could anyone tell me about this autographed ball?  like the year?  i
> only recognize the hall of famers.  i know its mwk braves.  the names
> are all clearas the day they were written, but the signatures are
> tough to decpiher.  this is the list i came up with:

The names I could recognize, and the dates they played in Milwaukee

Quote:
> Lou burdette   53-63  (Lew)
> hank aaron     54-65
> _covington     56-61  (Wes)
> warren spahn   53-64
> ed matthews    53-65
> bob thompson   54-57  (Bobby Thomson)

That narrows it pretty well, the only time those six guys were together
was in 1956 and 1957.  That's supported by the other names I took a
guess at, all of whom appeared in one or both of those seasons with the
Braves.

Quote:
> fred _       <Manager Fred Haney  Mil 56-59>
> charles y__  <Manager Charlie Grimm  Mil 53-56>
> charles r_   <Coach Charlie Root>
> ray c_       <Ray Crone   Mil 54-57>
> lou s_       <Lou Sleater  Mil 56>
> bob heely    <Bob Hazle  Mil 57-58>
> gene c_      <Gene Conley   Mil 54-58>
> dave j_      <Dave Jolly  Mil 53-57>
> bob r__ll    <Bob Roselli  Mil 55-56,58>
> red M___ff   <Red Murff  Mil 56-57>
> frank jones  <nippy jones?  but his given name was Vern.  Mil 57>
> jack dutton  <Bill Bruton?   Mil 53-60>

No good guesses for any of the others, but here's a list of the other
Braves in 56-57:

Coaches: Bob Keely, Johnny Riddle, Connie Ryan

Players: Joe Adcock, Toby Atwell, Bob Buhl,*** Cole, Del Crandall,
John DeMerit, Jack Dittmer, Harry Hanebrink, Earl Hersh, Joey Jay, Ernie
Johnson, Johnny Logan, ***by Malkmus, Felix Mantilla, Don McMahon, Chet
Nichols, Danny O'Connell, Andy Pafko, Phil Paine, Jim Pendleton, Taylor
Phillips, Juan Pizarro, Del Rice, Mel Roach, Humberto Robinson, Bob
Roselli, Carl Sawatski, Red Schoendienst, Ray Shearer, Chuck Tanner,
Hawk Taylor, Frank Torre, Bob Trowbridge

Quote:
> pat b_
> jacky egan
> E_
> dave lowell
> E_
> john_

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