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The shift of the Browns to Baltimore the next year was explainable because they had never been supported in St. Louis. The same goes for the Athletics, who left for Kansas City in 1955, although you can hardly blame the Philadelphia fans for not supporting a team buried near last place most of the time.
The shift of the Dodgers and Giants was wrong, but it has been partially compensated for by the return of a National League team to New York. Both teams did, however, have run-down parks in New York and Brooklyn, and New York was left with the Yankees. The shift of the old Senators to Minnesota where they became the Twins was made up for by a new team of Senators in the expanded AL.
As for the proposed move of the Braves, let's look at the facts. The Braves have drawn more fans during their 12 years in Milwaukee (an average of just under 1.6 million per year) than any other club in the majors except for the Los Angeles Dodgers. We have a modern, 12-year-old stadium which seats 43,000 with unlimited parking (at 25� per car) and is served by two adjacent expressways.
If the power of public opinion is not brought to bear and soon, Congress will have to step in. I don't want this to happen, and I don't believe any thinking baseball fan docs.
One year ago Father Moran was a vital and vigorous 59 when he was stricken with an infection which resulted in osteomyelitis of the spine. This caused a complete paralysis from his hips down.
He has waged a courageous and spirited fight against his illness and, through sheer pluck and determination, is regaining the use of his limbs. He is anything but "elderly" in his outlook and his attitudes, and in his love of Notre Dame. I think he strikingly exemplifies the spirit of the Fighting Irish.