AJC: Klima recounts 1957 Braves’ World Series victory

From Chris Vivlamore at AJC.com on July 23, 2012, with mention of SABR member John Klima:

In the words of Casey Stengel, Milwaukee was a minor-league city. A bush-league town, if you will.

So when the Milwaukee Braves upset the mighty New York Yankees in the 1957 World Series, one fan seized on the opportunity to make Stengel remember his words. His sign read “Bushville Wins” and was a part of the celebration of the memorable seven-game series. The Braves became the first team to win the World Series after relocating, a move they made from Boston in 1953.

The story of that series in the subject of a book by author John Klima entitled ‘Bushville Wins: The wild sage of the 1957 Milwaukee Brewers and the Screwballs, Sluggers and Beer Swiggers Who Canned the New York Yankees and Changed Baseball.’

“I felt that it was one of the great untold stories of baseball history,” Klima said during a recent visit to Turner Field. “I also felt that it was story that needed to be told about a town, a team and a time. I also felt it should be told the true way. A lot of baseball history is done with a lot of pastoral regurgitation and reciting from old newspapers. My big goal with this was I wanted to make it alive.”

Read the full article here: http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-braves-blog/2012/07/23/author-recounts-braves-1957-world-series-victory/

Originally published: July 24, 2012. Last Updated: July 24, 2012.