Milwaukee Braves: Heroes and Heartbreak is a treasure of a book for both baseball fans and historians. Milwaukee Braves: Heroes and Heartbreak, chronicling the Brave's phenomenal successes, devastating letdowns, and legendary moments, is a treasure of a book for both baseball fans and historians. The Milwaukee Braves, during their thirteen years in Wisconsin, never endured a losing season, won two National League pennants, and in 1957 brought Milwaukee its only World Series championship. The Brave's lineup, featuring future Hall of Famers Henry Aaron, Warren Spahn, Eddie Matthews, Red Schoendienst, and Phil Niekro, immediately brought Milwaukee "Big League" credentials, won the hearts of fans, and shattered attendance records. Their success in Milwaukee prompted baseball to redefine itself as a big business and resulted in franchises relocating west, multi-league expansion, and teams leveraging cities for civically funded stadiums. Unfortunately, the Braves' instant success and accolades made their rapid fall from grace after winning the 1957 world championship all the more stunning, as declining attendance led the team to Atlanta in one of the ugliest divorces between a city and baseball franchise in sports history. Includes 240 pages, Paperback, 8 in. x 9 in, 220 b/w Photos and Illustrations.