Braves Break Attendance Mark

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Date of Event: May 20, 1953

In 1952, when the Braves fell to 7th and their attendance sank to 281,000, owner Lou Perini decided to move the team to another city. Milwaukee was successful as a minor league city, so Perini went on that track record and moved his team to Brew Town. The early returns were great. On May 20, 1953, the Milwaukee Braves surpassed their attendance for the entire 1952 season in Boston. They set new National League attendance record for that season, drawing 1,800,000 fans.