William Bartholomay announces the Braves are moving to Atlanta
In one of the worst kept secrets in baseball history, William Bartholomay announced that the Milwaukee Braves would move to Atlanta for the 1965 season. Atlanta had built a stadium, then went shopping for a team. Unfortunately for Bartholomay legal battles prevented the planned move in 1965. The first game in Atlanta occurred in April, 1966. Bartholomay had persistently denied rumors since 1962 that he intended to move the team to greener pastures. He was leader of a consortium that purchased the Braves in 1962.