Jacksonville Braves

The Jacksonville Braves were a minor league baseball team based in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. They played in the South Atlantic League (the "Sally League") for eight seasons, from 1953 to 1960, and were the Class A affiliate of the Milwaukee Braves Major League Baseball team during that time. They played their home games at Durkee Field and then Wolfson Park.

The Braves were established in 1953 by Samuel W. Wolfson, replacing the Jacksonville Tars baseball club. They were a far more successful team than the Tars had been, winning the league championship in 1956 and making four other playoff appearances under manager Ben Geraghty. One of the first integrated professional baseball teams in the league and in Florida, the Braves fielded standout players such as Hank Aaron and FĂ©lix Mantilla. In 1961 an ownership deal switched up the team's major league affiliation, and the Braves were replaced by the Jacksonville Jets for the 1961 season.

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