Pennant Fever Strikes Milwaukee: Fans, Civic Groups Plan Big Welcome; Braves Scheduled to Arrive At Home Base Tuesday After Long, Successful Road Tour, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-13


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Pennant Fever Strikes Milwaukee Fans Civic Groups Plan Big Welcome WelcomeBraves Braves Scheduled to Arrive At Home Base Tuesday After Long Successful Road Tour TourBy By DON BBYDON BBYDONUnited United Press Sports Writer WriterMILWAUKEE MILWAUKEE Wis June 12 Baseballs newest Major League city was caught in a crossfire of civic pride and pennant fever today as the Milwaukee Braves set out on the last leg of a long eastern road trip tripThe The Braves moved over to Pittsburgh for a sixgame series with the Pirates still hanging onto a slim lead in the National League race and Milwaukees excited fans started planning another tumultous wel ¬ come for the team teamThe The team that surprised the nation with its bid for the pennant was scheduled to arrive back in Milwaukee for a long home stand next Tuesday and plans for welcom ¬ ing celebrations were erupting all over the city cityThe The civic progress commission which co ¬ ordinated the big welcome for the team when it first arrived in Milwaukee last April was forced to step in to keep rival welcoming delegations from getting in one anothers way when the Braves arrive by train next Tuesday TuesdayPetersons Petersons Statement StatementFolke Folke Peterson secretary of the commis ¬ sion said There will be thousands of fans at the railroad station and weve got to do some planning to see that things dont get out of hand handAlthough Although the Braves are in a virtual tie for first place with the Brooklyn Dodgers the fans back home were confident their new heroes would go on to win the league championship championshipRadio Radio stations reported the number of persons listening to broadcasts of the Braves games on the current road trip sur ¬ passed any World Series broadcasts ever carried in the Milwaukee area areaTraffic Traffic police officers stopped passing autos while the games were in progress to ask the score and virtually every restaurant tavern and shop n the city had a radio tuned to the game Many offices permitted employes to listen to the games during working hours disregarding the time lost In the process And everywhere Milwau keeans slapped one another on the back and said Well we did it again as the Braves came through with victory after victory victoryThe The fans have become used to sensational performances and they have heard by radio or read in the newspapers about the Braves coming from behind in game after game to win just as the team did at home before huge crowds of excited Milwaukeeans on the last home stand The Braves have lost only one game in each city on the present road trip and now have won more games than they have lost against every club in the league except Brooklyn and St Louis LouisMilwaukee Milwaukee has won three and lost four to the Dodgers and the Braves hold a 33 mark against St Louis

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