1965 Milwaukee Braves

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Record: 86-76, Finished 5th in National League (1965 NL)

General Manager: John McHale, Sr.

Managed by Bobby Bragan

Coaches: Ken Silvestri, Dixie Walker, Jo-Jo White and Whit Wyatt

Ballpark: County Stadium

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1965 Milwaukee Braves team was the last Braves team to play in Milwaukee. The franchise relocated to Atlanta, GA before the 1966 season, becoming the Atlanta Braves. The Braves had the lowest average attendance in the National League in 1965.

The Braves led the league as late as August 20th, but they faltered down the stretch and finished fifth.

Phil Niekro was a rookie in 1965. The 1965 season was the first for the Braves without Warren Spahn since World War II. Spahn had been sold to the New York Mets the previous November. Eddie Mathews registered his 2000th career hit in 1965.

Mathews, Hank Aaron, Mack Jones, Joe Torre and Felipe Alou each posted more than 20 home runs, and the team led the league in homers with 196. Aaron led the league in doubles with 40.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • Chuck Hildebrand: Sad Riddance: The Milwaukee Braves' 1965 season amid a sport and a world in turmoil, CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2016. ISBN 978-1539475712
  • Rory Costello: John McHale