1953 – Milwaukee Braves Visit Janesville

On this date members of the Milwaukee Braves visited Janesville, toured local factories and attended functions of the Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce on a promotional tour for the upcoming season. Among the players visiting were stars Henry Aaron, baseball’s all-time home run leader; Eddie Mathews, another slugger; and Joe Torre, who became manager of the New York Yankees in the ’90s. [Source: ]