The 5 greatest moments from this awesome 1957 Milwaukee Braves World Series video

Posted at 2:29 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 18:13:04-04

MILWAUKEE -- The last time the city of Milwaukee saw a World Series championship, the Brewers did not exist. In 1957, the Milwaukee Braves defeated the New York Yankees in seven games. 

Ahead of Game 1, we dug up some awesome archival video that shows the players and the fans during that great 1957 season (watch for yourself above).

Here are five of the best moments from that historic video:


1. The classic "M" Milwaukee Cap

This was the trademark of the Braves when they came to Milwaukee in 1953. The simple but elegant 'M' design is one you'll still see occasionally today on the streets of the Brew City. You can even still buy them online.


2. Hammerin' Hank Aaron in Milwaukee 

Henry Louis Aaron, or "Hammerin' Hank" is known as one of the best hitters of all time. He was the MLB's leader in home runs until Barry Bonds broke his record a decade ago. Aaron played his entire 21-year career with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves and then two seasons with the AL's Milwaukee Brewers. In 1957, Aaron won MVP, and the Braves won the World Series. 


3. Seeing an (almost) brand-new County Stadium 

The Braves hosted over 10 million fans at County Stadium in five seasons. That was an all-time National League record. County Stadium opened in 1953, so when you see it in this video it's only four years old. County Stadium hosted its last game in September of 2000.


4. People dressing up at the ballpark 

Today, it is out of the ordinary to wear a suit and tie to a baseball game. Back then, the majority of fans got dressed up to go to the ballpark. Today, you'll mostly see jerseys and other casual ware. Also -- can you spot the guy smoking a giant cigar as he walked in?


5. The open-air press box 

Did you catch the weird-looking press box? The County Stadium press box was practically a part of the fan section. The journalists and reporters were put in the same elements as the players and fans. Though today's press box at Miller Park has open windows, it's certainly much more closed off than the 1957 version you see here.


Game 1 of the NLCS starts at 7:09 p.m. Friday.