Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spring has Sprung

Ah, the first signs of Spring - crocuses peek their heads up from the ground, robins return, and Pitchers And Catchers Report.

In honor of the modern Brewers' rebirth, happening now in Arizona, I offer two beautiful pictures which appeared in the Milwaukee Sentinel during Spring Training of 1931:


Hot Springs, Arkansas was chosen by road secretary Rudy Vizay as the spring home of the Brewers starting in 1926 and would last through the 1945 season before the Brewers moved their camp to Mineral Wells, Texas.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Logan and Dettmer, 1952



This photo of infielders Johnny Logan and Jack Dittmer was taken in 1952, the Brewers' last year of existence.

The uniforms look an awful lot like what the Milwaukee Braves would be wearing the following season; at the time, the Brewers were owned by the then-Boston-based Major League club.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Welcome to the Online Museum!

Greetings and welcome to Borchert Field!

I am compiling an online museum to the Milwaukee Brewers of the American Association, 1902-1952. Because Milwaukee's first ballgame wasn't in 1953.

So, please take a look around.