Sport: Baseball's Big Switch

Baltimore baseball fans were agog; Milwaukeans, often roused by false alarms, vowed they would believe it when they saw it. Boston was conservatively glum over the loss of a not-so-cherished institution. St. Louisans in general shrugged—though a hard core of St. Louis Browns fans was outraged, and Mayor Joseph M. Darst filed an injunction against the chief instigator of it all, Browns Owner Bill Veeck. In such fashion last week, the cities most concerned reacted to the possibility of the first major-league franchise shifts in 50 years—the scheme to move the St. Louis Browns to Baltimore, the Boston Braves to Milwaukee.


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