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BRAVES, 1933. Leslie Jones Collection, BPL Print Department.

Boston’s first professional baseball team was not the storied Boston Red Sox but a National League club that became known as the Boston Braves. A powerhouse team throughout the late 1800s, the Braves won the 1914 World Series, which led to renewed surge of fan interest and the building of the enormous new Braves Field.  

The Braves boasted many notable players, but the team struggled throughout most of their thirty-seven years at Braves Field, both on the field and financially.