1965 Milwaukee Braves
Managed by Bobby Bragan
History, Comments, Contributions
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.
Awards and Honors
- Chuck Hildebrand: Sad Riddance: The Milwaukee Braves' 1965 season amid a sport and a world in turmoil, CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2016. ISBN 978-1539475712