Above is a photo of the scoreboard in the left field section of old Braves Field. The scoreboard made its debut during the 1948 season, a season in which the Boston Braves won their last National League pennant before their relocation to Milwaukee in the spring of '53 -- and, as you can see, Narragansett was a proud sponsor during that championship season. The scoreboard rose 68-feet from the ground and cost $70,000, a hefty price back then. It started the trend that has led to today's modern era of monster boards with their huge HD displays. When the Braves left Boston, the scoreboard was dismantled and shipped to Kansas City where their ballpark was being made ready to welcome another ball club on the move, the Philadelphia Athletics.
Gansett "hit the spot" for Boston Braves fans back then -- and still does. The membership of the Boston Braves Historical Association was happy to see this great beer return to bars and liquor stores in New England. Now if we can only get the Braves back!
Boston Braves Historical Association