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Billy Southworth

Billy Southworth

1947 was quite a season for the Boston Braves. They had barely seen first in 30 years. They ended in third place. For the second straight season, they set an attendance record.

On August 20, 1947, two fans won cars. The attendance that day went over 1,000,000. The final attendance that year was 1,277,361. They were becoming the talk of baseball.

One of the more amazing things that season was that the great pitcher, Johnny Sain, was also one of the best hitters. At one point he hit safely in 14 straight games. He batted a respectable .346 for the season. Billy Southworth was helping to move the Braves ahead.