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Milwaukee (Pre-Series) Rally

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-0717
Run Time
0h 22m 16s
Date Produced
September 30 1957

The National League Champion Milwaukee Braves parade down Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee on September 30, 1957.


The film opens with footage of the National League Champion Milwaukee Braves as they parade down Wisconsin Avenue in convertibles, accompanied by floats and 20 marching bands to a rally site at the new War Memorial Center. Ben Barkin, organizer of the parade, introduces Braves Manager Fred Haney and his wife Florence Haney, and presents Fred Haney with a large trophy. Milwaukee Mayor Frank Zeidler gives a speech and presents Haney with a copy of a World Series history book entitled Baseball’s Greatest Drama 1905-1945 by Joseph J. Krueger. Following the War Memorial Center gathering, the Braves team’s convoy proceeds to General Mitchell Field and they board an American Airlines aircraft for their trip to the World Series in New York.

Parading convertible occupants include Hank Aaron with Wes Covington, Juan Pizarro with Felix Mantilla, Andy Pafko with batting practice pitcher John Lang, Coaches Bob Keely and Connie Ryan, Taylor Phillips with Gene Conley, Del Crandall with Bob Trowbridge, Frank Torre with Johnny Logan, Del Rice with Red Schoendienst, Manager Fred Haney with his wife Florence Haney, Farm Director John Mullen with Assistant Farm Director Roland Hemond, Public Relations Director Donald Davidson with Public Relations staffer (first name unknown) Allen, Bob Buhl with Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn with Lew Burdette, Ernie Johnson with Dave Jolly, Don McMahon with Bob Hazle, Coaches Johnny Riddle with Charlie Root, and Nippy Jones with Carl Sawatski.

Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Haney, Fred (is participant)
Zeidler, Frank (is participant)
Aaron, Hank (is participant)
Covington, Wes (is participant)
Pizarro, Juan (is participant)
Mantilla, Felix (is participant)
Pafko, Andy (is participant)
Phillips, Taylor (is participant)
Conley, Gene (is participant)
Crandall, Del (is participant)
Trowbridge, Bob (is participant)
Torre, Frank (is participant)
Logan, Johnny (is participant)
Rice, Del (is participant)
Schoendienst, Red (is participant)
Buhl, Bob (is participant)
Mathews, Eddie (is participant)
Spahn, Warren (is participant)
Burdette, Lew (is participant)
Johnson, Ernie (is participant)
Jolly, Dave (is participant)
McMahon, Don (is participant)
Hazle, Bob (is participant)
Jones, Nippy (is participant)
Sawatski, Carl (is participant)
Related Place
Milwaukee (represents)